Strength or Condescension?

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STRENGTH OR CONDESCENSION?….So the big question appears to be this: When McCain kept telling Obama that he was “naive” or that he “didn’t understand,” was this a show of strength, or was it a show of condescension from an old man? I’d guess that most moderates would see it as condescension, especially since Obama pretty clearly did seem to understand the issues every bit as well as McCain.

Regardless, though, that seems likely to be the main pundit topic.

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