December 27, 2007

NOT THAT ANYONE EVER HAD A PLAUSIBLE THEORY OF HOW HE COULD LOSE:

How McCain Wins (Rick Davis, 12/27/07, Real Clear Politics)

If you've been watching the news or reading the paper in the past couple days, you're sure to have noticed a new tone emerging when reporters and pundits discuss John McCain. "He can win", "McCain Momentum", "McCain Comeback" are all phrases that seem to be standard whenever John McCain is mentioned. We couldn't agree more.

While in our minds we've been doing the same things: going to the townhall meetings, listening to voters and talking about the issues they care about; we're just glad they're talking about it.

We've been hearing something else over the past couple days as well. A shift in terminology from "can McCain make a comeback" to "McCain can win". This is enormously important and has the benefit of being both true and highly plausible. While it has been well-documented that John McCain is the best candidate to defeat Hillary Clinton or any Democrat in the general election, there have been lingering doubts about his ability to defeat his main opponents in the Republican Primary. Those doubts are being erased and his path to victory is becoming more clear.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 27, 2007 4:55 PM
Comments

McCain or Thompson gets my vote.

Posted by: pchuck at December 27, 2007 7:46 PM

Ditto here. My tent is even big enough for Rudy or Mitt. Then the flap comes down.

Posted by: ghostcat at December 27, 2007 8:00 PM

A lot of pundits are going to be in shock at this development, but it isn't much of a surprise. McCain has little enthusiasm from the 'base', but his negatives are not as jarring as the other guys (except for Fred, who is making a move upwards and may surprise everyone in IA).

Plus, McCain's overall hero theme exceeds Rudy's by quite a bit. And McCain is the only candidate who can probably horsewhip Congress, which is really what much of the GOP base wants in a President.

Posted by: jim hamlen at December 27, 2007 8:20 PM

He'll be a terrible terrible president.

Posted by: Benny at December 27, 2007 11:03 PM

He'll be a terrible terrible president.

He'll be a terrible Republican president, because he'll immediately set out to "grow in office", and by 2012 his will be indistinguishable from what a St.Hillary! administration would have been.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at December 27, 2007 11:16 PM

Yes, only his judicial appointments will differ, just as that's all that separates Bill from the GOP.

Posted by: oj at December 28, 2007 8:14 AM
« DISDAIN FOR THE BRIGHTS IS THE HEALTH OF THE STATE: | Main | FACING THE TRUTH IS NEVER A BAD THING: »