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Opening Arguments

True blue

He who is not pot enough says McCain is kettle enough:

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain is a "true conservative," President Bush says, although the likely Republican presidential nominee may have to work harder to convince other conservatives that he is one of their own.

McCain "is very strong on national defense," Bush said in an interview taped for airing on Fox News Sunday. "He is tough fiscally. He believes the tax cuts ought to be permanent. He is pro-life. His principles are sound and solid as far as I'm concerned."

What is the template for being conservative enough or a pure libertarian or a real liberal? There will be two people running (or three, in the unlikely event there will be a third-party candidate with a chance). Most of us will choose the one with whom we agree on the most things important to us.