Cue the Ticket Splitters

Millions of voters want divided government. If McCain hopes to win, he needs to speak to them

Illustration by Alex Nabaum for TIME

Every flavor of Democrat--and then some--turned up for the big show in Denver. Hip young Obamacrats, Newport-smoking grudge carriers from Team Hillary stomping around in sensible shoes and, of course, a walking forest of gung-ho environmentalists. The proceedings in Denver were so relentlessly green that even the magnetic hotel card keys were made out of some sort of sustainable wood fiber. (I know because I had plenty of time to study my planet-friendly card key during several trips to the front desk to get it to finally work.) Obama's heavy chore in Denver was to unite all these folks to seize...

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