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As Crist veered left, McCain took hard right



20081023_mccain_crist_33 GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. — Times are strange for a recovering maverick.


"You've been the first one who's run across the aisle," a woman seated in front of Sen. John McCain said accusingly.

"Do you have a question?" he snapped. "Do you have a question, really?"

"How can we believe you now if in the past you were so different?"

The question could have come from any of the 150 people who filled a rec center in this retirement community 30 minutes south of Tucson. Even among loyalists, it looms. Who is the real John McCain? (story here)

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