Campaign-Finance Reform: Dems To McCain: Just Kidding

John McCain knows better than most that politics makes strange bedfellows, so he never minded that his campaign-finance-reform bill found more favor among Democrats than Republicans. Two months ago, when McCain sat down with George W. Bush to persuade W. to change his mind about the bill, McCain argued that it wouldn't force Republicans to "unilaterally disarm." A ban on soft-money contributions would hurt Democrats as much or even more. Bush nodded, but since then, he hasn't said another word to McCain about it.

But that rustling of the sheets you hear is the sound of some Dems tiptoeing away from...

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