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While it might be true that speculation about who'll become John McCain's (or Barack Obama's) vice presidential pick is overblown at times, The Wall Street Journal's Ken Khachigian might be overlooking certain realities of McCain's particular case when he says: "Voters don't select the main course based on the side dish."

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For a dose of perspective, check out this clip of Nixon V.P. Spiro Agnew lashing out at the press after a magazine called him "the great polarizer in American politics." Also, listen to what he has to say about anti-Vietnam War protesters.

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