Against The Grain, Mc Cain Style

His economics are more Goldwater than classic GOP

Thus far, Senator John McCain's surging Presidential bid has been largely about three Ps--populism, personality, and the POW camps where the Vietnam War hero endured years of brutal treatment. Many voters just seem to like him, the way they did Ronald Reagan. But when it comes to the fourth P--policy--they'll be disappointed if they expect a replay of Reaganomics. With its mix of old-time Rotarian fiscal prudence and anti-Establishment reforms, McCain's version of economics marks a sharp departure from the supply-side dogma that has dominated the GOP for 20 years. Think Barry Goldwater, and you will be closer to where McCain ends up on economic issues.

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