Obama VP Pick, McCain Gaffe Cap Week In Politics Barack Obama continued to wait on the announcement of his running mate, and John McCain can't remember how many houses he owns. David Brooks, a columnist for The New York Times, and E.J. Dionne, a columnist for the Washington Post and a fellow at the Brookings Institution, offer their insight.
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Obama VP Pick, McCain Gaffe Cap Week In Politics

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Obama VP Pick, McCain Gaffe Cap Week In Politics

Obama VP Pick, McCain Gaffe Cap Week In Politics

Obama VP Pick, McCain Gaffe Cap Week In Politics

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This week, Barack Obama kept the lid on his running mate's identity, and John McCain couldn't remember how many houses he owns.

E.J. Dionne, a columnist for the Washington Post and a fellow at the Brookings Institution, says the secrecy over Obama's pick shows a new discipline in the Democratic Party.

David Brooks, a columnist for The New York Times, says McCain's gaffe won't hurt him in the long run.