February 4, 2008

ON TO NOVEMBER:

McCain Already Sounds Like GOP Nominee (LIZ SIDOTI, 2/05/08, AP)

To hear John McCain talk, you'd think he already was the Republican nominee. "The first thing we've got to do after Tuesday is unite this party," he says repeatedly these days — as if the 21 states holding caucuses and primaries this week are simply a formality.

He's eager to lead the GOP against Democratic rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, calling them liberals who would surrender in Iraq. It's a surefire way to rally Republicans and get skeptical conservatives on board with his candidacy.


There's a revealing political effect where once a party's nominee is determined, if a rival stays in the race, he may lose a late primary or two just as a function of buyer's remorse. Parties want perfect nominees and there never is one.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 4, 2008 8:17 AM
Comments

There is only one candidate that is perfect. Unfortunately, I am not running. ;)

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 4, 2008 9:26 AM

That's just crazy Mikey. The only perfect candidate is my dad.....

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at February 4, 2008 11:12 AM

I'm pulling for an Eli/Strahan ticket.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at February 4, 2008 12:22 PM
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