He can’t compete with Romney’s millions – this is the only way he has a level playing field.
Not that he’ll be the nominee – but he could get a boost out of this, which would keep him in the race a while longer. That’s a problem for Romney, who’s plugging himself as the conservative alternative.
Meanwhile, McCain’s being cautious and evasive for fear of offending conservatives – and opening up a vulnerability in the long term.
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- CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider