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Harper's Human Rights Writer on McCain and Romney

Scott Horton continues in excellence in .

I’m not particularly impressed with the recent debates in YouTube format hosted by CNN. The cable network’s management of the process has involved too many serious errors in judgment for that to go unnoticed. But in the end it’s the candidates’ responses which mark the low point. Even so, these debates have their moments, and I find on occasion there are passages that are truly inspirational. Last night, John McCain’s response to a question about waterboarding was just that. He found the right pitch and the right moral voice on the question, and his words lifted the debate up for a few minutes on what continues to emerge, just as John McCain says, as the defining issue in the 2008 campaign. This is the not-to-be-missed exchange from the debate. The moral clarity and vision of McCain’s answer was perfectly balanced by the bankruptcy of Romney’s.

 

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November 30, 2007 - 7:59am

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