McCain: ‘I don’t have to show I’m different from Bush.’

In a new interview with Politico, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said, “I don’t have any need to show that I’m different than President Bush.” Though McCain drew “implicit contrasts” with the president during the interview, “he declined to outwardly criticize Bush and flatly stated that he wouldn’t do anything as president to underscore his difference with the unpopular incumbent.” According to a new CBS/NYT poll, 47 percent of voters believe that McCain will continue Bush administration policies — an increase from 43 percent in May.

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