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February 10th, 2008, 08:22 AM
McCain's Conservative Courtship

To win the presidency, McCain knows he must prevent an all-out civil war within the Republican Party, a battle that has been brewing in recent days as talk radio giants like Rush Limbaugh lambaste him as a false conservative who supports campaign finance reform, global warming regulations and other right-wing heresies. This means that unlike other presumptive nominees in his situation, McCain must tack to the right before he moves to the center for the general election. That fact came into stark relief Thursday night when word leaked that James Dobson, the evangelical leader, had endorsed Mike Huckabee, who dramatically trails McCain in the delegate race but has proven to have a strong conservative following, especially in the South.

From here (http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1711244,00.html).