You know how the Democrats keep trying to tie Republican Presidential nominee John McCain to George W. Bush, calling him “McSame” and noting that his election would mean a third term for W. Â
Michael Barone doesn’t think this will resonate with voters, noting particularly how the incumbent president distinguished himself from his likely successor when he addressed the Republican Convention last week, saying of McCain, “He is not afraid to tell you when he disagrees with you and, believe me, I know.”
Still, Democrats love to repeat the refrain that John McCain voted with George W. Bush 90% of the time.
At the same time, they tout their own nominee as representing some new kind of postpartisan politics. Â Postpartisan, indeed. Â In today’s Los Angeles Times, Jonah Goldberg writes, “Obama voted the Democratic Party line more often (97%) than McCain voted in accord with President Bush (90%).”