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Voters still trip into image trap

May 27, 2008

Re "McCain: So wrong, so what?," Opinion, May 22

I disliked an earlier Op-Ed article by Rosa Brooks about Hillary Rodham Clinton because it focused on a perceived image of Clinton. But I'm in agreement with Brooks' observations about John McCain's popularity among voters.

Many claim to be in favor of a well-thought-out and reasonable timetable for getting out of Iraq, but they nevertheless lean toward supporting McCain in spite of his well-documented stay-in-Iraq position.

Apparently, a voter's choice of candidate rests significantly on image rather than substance. Brooks has fallen into the image trap in evaluating Clinton, and apparently a large number of voters are falling into the same quagmire in sizing up McCain.

Ann Olive

Strauch

Rancho Palos Verdes

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