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McCain: Obama 'much more centrist'

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Sen. John McCain praised a “much more centrist” President Obama on Thursday after a private White House meeting a day earlier.

The former GOP presidential nominee, speaking to Bloomberg Television, said: “I think it’s pretty clear that the president has really pivoted to a much more centrist position, which I think makes it much more for us easier to work with him.”

The Arizona senator made more news Thursday when he told Politico that he was not likely to endorse a candidate for the 2012 election, saying he would stay on the sidelines.

His former running mate, Sarah Palin, hasn’t said whether or not she will run, but a McCain endorsement would help mend some fences between the former Alaska governor and the Republican establishment in Washington.

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David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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