Is the GOP Taking a Dive?

Somewhere between The Republican National Convention and the first debate on September 26, John McCain left the race. It’s as if the McCain campaign remains on suspension pending resolution of the economic crisis. Why? It’s possible, of course, that McCain is simply inept at closing the deal. As every baseball fan knows, closers don’t grow on trees. Many fine pitchers flounder in the ninth inning with a narrow lead. They’re not all Bob Gibson. Some panic upon seeing the white tape of the finish line.

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