Campaign 2000: The McCain Moment

Sure, he can talk tough on Kosovo and campaign reform. But can he ignite passion on other issues?

Early this year, after he had made up his mind to run for President, John McCain joked about what had motivated his decision. Perhaps, as his wife Cindy kept telling him, the impulse was the result of "too many sharp blows to the head while I was in prison," a reference to his 5 1/2 years as a POW in Hanoi. But win or lose, said McCain more seriously, his run for the presidency would help remind Americans that "the world is still a very dangerous place. After the past six years, we need a President who can demonstrate leadership in...

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