January 31st, 2008
10:57 AM ET

Tale of Two Countries

These are intoxicating times for presidential pundits. Sounding more like boxing commentators than political analysts, they have been busy discussing last night's battle between McCain and Romney while speculating on the "Thriller in the Manila" Obama/Clinton showdown set for this evening.


The GOP candidates take the stage for Wednesday's debate.

All the fight talk is fun. But it misses the big picture.

I can't recall an election year when the political parties and their candidates have been so divided on key issues that matter to all Americans.

True, McCain, Romney and Huckabee clash on certain details - but they have much more in common with each other. They agree that abortions should be banned, all support the war in Iraq,  praise Ronald Reagan, and believe only justices who strictly interpret the Constitution should serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Democrats see the world in a much different way. They are pro-choice, oppose the war  and think justices like Roberts and Alito are all wrong for the high court.

Yet, both sides make promises about bringing the nation together. Saying they can unify the country. Make it whole again.


– Gabriel Falcon, AC360° Writer

Filed under: AC360° Staff • Barack Obama • John McCain • Mike Huckabee • Mitt Romney • Raw Politics
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