Alex Massie

Are You Watching Mr McCain?

Are You Watching Mr McCain?
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Blimey. Barack Obama addresses a crowd of 75,000 people in Oregon yesterday.

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Caveat: Remember all those stories about Howard Dean and the enthusiastic crowds he drew in the summer of 2003? How did that work out? Still, 75,000 ain't exactly chopped liver is it? The point being, of course, how does John McCain compete against this sort of enthusiasm - an enthusiasm that will result in acres of gushing press coverage too? Add in Obama's financial advantage and the general economic climate and...

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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