Make The Case

With the election only a week away, we've asked four people — two Obama supporters, two McCain supporters — to make the case for the candidates.

First up: Michael Gerson, a columnist for The Washington Post and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. (Previously, he worked as an assistant to, and a speech writer for, President George W. Bush.) Gerson tells us that he has not endorsed McCain, and he doesn't plan to. (His affiliation with CFR, a non-partisan think tank, precludes him from doing so.) So he'll lay out the conservative case for the Arizona senator.

If you're a conservative voter, have you warmed to McCain? Did you ever think you'd support him? What concerns do you have with his candidacy? If you think of yourself as a moderate [Republican], do you have concerns about McCain's recent move rightward?



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