January 7, 2008

FIGHTING FOR THE FAVOR OF THE LUNATIC FRINGE:

GOP Outsider Ron Paul Dogs Giuliani in N.H. Race (RUSSELL BERMAN, January 7, 2008, NY Sun)

The big question facing Mayor Giuliani heading into tomorrow's primary here is not so much whether he will win, but whether he can finish ahead of Rep. Ron Paul.

Mr. Paul, the stridently anti-war Texas congressman, nearly tripled Mr. Giuliani's vote total in Iowa and is running neck-and-neck with him in New Hampshire, with each hovering around the 10% mark in the polls.

For Mr. Giuliani, the undercard bout with Mr. Paul is the starkest sign yet of how far his star has fallen in recent months.


There just aren't enough amoral votes in the GOP for two.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 7, 2008 4:11 PM
Comments

I think the lunatics are the people who support staying in Iraq for a hundred years, as John McCain has advocated. Just because McCain has managed to convince more people to vote for him doesn't make his position any more sane.

Posted by: PK at January 7, 2008 6:07 PM

Based on prior wars it is certainly unreasonable to pretend we'll leave within a hundred years. We never have before.

Posted by: oj at January 7, 2008 9:14 PM
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