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Donald Trump is no John McCain

Credit former Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen, Democratic vice-presidential candidate in 1988, for one of the most memorable moments in modern political history. In their one debate, when GOP candidate Dan Quayle compared himself to President John F. Kennedy, Bentsen pounced: "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."

Bentsen's words rushed back to me when I saw Donald Trump at the White House this week. At

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