May 20th, 2008
09:20 AM ET
6 years ago

Analysis: McCain looks to England for distance from Bush

Sen. McCain is beginning to position himself for the general election campaign in the fall.
Sen. McCain is beginning to position himself for the general election campaign in the fall.

(CNN) - Whatever happens Tuesday in Kentucky and Oregon, John McCain knows he won't just be running against the Democrats this fall. He will also be running against George W. Bush.

In some ways, that may be the tougher campaign.

McCain is in a tough spot. He needs to distance himself from Bush, but he needs the party faithful to know he's a reliable Republican. He has to have support from the party's conservative base, but his general election prospects could well rest with independents. He's running on experience, but he wants to represent change.

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soundoff (179 Responses)
  1. MD

    Do you have any ORIGINAL ideas, Mc Bush?

    May 20, 2008 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  2. Damian Salter

    CNN!

    The country who's Parliament you talk about Is 'The United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)'. While a certain amount of devolution has taken place for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, The House of Commons does not preside over England alone. Therefore McCain doesn't 'look to England' as you say, but to Britain or the UK. The House of Commons is British, not just English! It would be akin to saying that One would be looking to the District of Columbia, with implication that Government in Washington represents only DC.

    May 20, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  3. Patricia in Las Vegas

    Senator McCain, I hate to break it to you that everyone in the UK I met last year were so excited about Obama. You didn't get much love there.

    May 20, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  4. H-ROD

    MD it's don't you. don't you have any ORIGINAL Ideas ok try this one MICKEY McCain MCbush beacuse mickey mouse can beat Mccain !(YES OBAMA CAN) !!!!!!!!!

    May 20, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
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