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McCain = Kerry

Republican concerns about John McCain are almost identical to the complaints Dems had about John Kerry 4 years ago at this time.

Several party leaders said Mr. McCain needed to settle on a single message in the final weeks of the campaign and warned that his changing day-to-day dialogue — a welter of evolving economic proposals, mixed with on-again-off-again attacks on Mr. Obama’s character — was not breaking through and was actually helping Mr. Obama in his effort to portray Mr. McCain as erratic.

“The main thing he needs to do,” said Vin Weber, a former Republican congressman from Minnesota, “is focus on a single message — a single, concise or clear-cut message, and stick with that over the next 30 days, regardless of what happens.

“He’s had a lot of attack lines. But it’s time to choose.”

UPDATE: Man, it's one thing for John McCain to take the weekends off, but its even worse when his campaign offices in important places like Ohio follow the leader.