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McCain "Virtually Indistinguishable" From Bush On Iraq, Economy, Health Care

03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Senator John McCain's battles with George W. Bush date back to the 2000 presidential campaign. That's a political strength these days, says Republican strategist John Feehery. If Democrats are able to portray a McCain presidency as a third Bush term, it would be a ``disaster,'' Feehery said.

One drawback for McCain: On three major issues -- Iraq, the economy and health care -- he has embraced Bush's unpopular policies.

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