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PUMAs wooed by McCain

The last place Kathy Archuleta could have ever imagined she’d spend the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, was at a happy hour sponsored by the Republican Party.

But the 54-year-old Democrat joined several other Hillary Clinton supporters, along with volunteers and officials from John McCain’s campaign, at a Happy Hour for Hillary.

And just as the Democrats’ convention was getting started in Denver, both the McCain campaign and the Republican National Committee unveiled four TV ads geared toward Clinton supporters.

The most recent McCain ad involves the famous Hillary Clinton “3 a.m.” spot and will be aired during the convention. The 30-second spot uses footage from Clinton’s original ad and declares, “Hillary’s right.”

That’s funny.  McCain’s people holding a pro-Hillary happy hour just a bit away from the DNC, and getting Democrats to come in.  McCain has audacity.  Who Dares Wins, it’s not just a pretty slogan.

There’s no doubt McCain will be courting PUMAs.  “Divide and conquer” is a tactic almost as old as war and politics.

h/t A Chequer-Board of Nights and Days, which is having a field day with the election recently.