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Glass half empty or half full? The debate on McCain

Very interesting debate among right-of-center folks about John McCain. Bill Kristol, calmly, and Rachel Lucas, intemperately, make the case for half a loaf being better than none. (Kristol also properly warns the Right against bitterness. He points out that "One reason conservatives have been able to navigate the rapids of modern America is that they’ve often gone out of their way to make their case with good cheer." He cites Buckley and Reagan; he should also have noted Milton Friedman.)

But Bill Quick's "Why I Won't Be Voting for John McCain" is also well-argued.

Glenn Reynolds observes, "This is politics, the art of the possible, not the ideal."