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Unless I’m mistaken:

  • McCain spoke derisively of the idea of “spreading the wealth” — he doesn’t want the non-wealthy to get a piece of the action.
  • McCain scare-quoted “health” in the phrase “‘health’ of the mother,” and argued that concern for pregnant women’s health is an extreme position.
  • McCain dismissed the idea of wanting nuclear plants to be safe as somehow obviously absurd.

All told, a weird performance that seemed directed at people already inside the conservative bubble — people who think that when the public says it doesn’t like Bush, they mean they think Bush has spent too much money.

UPDATE: Also McCain doesn’t know the difference between Down’s Syndrome and autism.

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