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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Clarity of message

The backdrop for McCain's speech today on Iraq and Afghanistan suggests that -- contrary to the talk of a clear new message plan -- they scrapped a jobs speech at the last minute.

There's nothing wrong with that kind of flexibility and opportunism -- it's a central part of any campaign.

But it's also yet another mark of how totally Obama is dominating this campaign (which is different from, though not unrelated to, winning it).

–Ben Smith

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