viernes, 21 de diciembre de 2007
Newsweek: Cómo podría ganar McCain
Jonathan Alter, de Newsweek, ha recorrido esta semana New Hampshire acompañando a John McCain. En su último artículo reflexiona sobre las posibilidades del Senador por Arizona de hacerse con la nominación. The McCain Scenario
(...) They say that déjà vu is just a trick of the mind, but I felt otherwise when I got aboard John McCain's "Straight Talk Express" this week. Here was McCain the underdog surrounded once more by seven or eight reporters, answering dozens of questions at length as we rolled through the New Hampshire countryside. Up front, his longtime aide Mark Salter sketched out a plausible scenario for McCain to win here on Jan. 8. Even the messy interior of the RV and the day-old Krispy Kreme donuts smelled the same.
The candidate is 71, "old as dirt," as he likes to say, and shows it, especially in his hands, which still bear the imprint of his five and a half years of captivity in Hanoi, and in his face, where he suffered a bout with skin cancer several years ago. But he's thinner, more disciplined; that coiled energy and sharp mind dispel any idea that he should be disqualified for reasons of age. The spirit and good humor that made him so popular eight years ago up here remain intact, even if the jokes are a little stale. Whatever one thinks of his politics, it's hard not to have a good time with John McCain. (...)