Thursday, January 31, 2008

McCain Romney

I've been reading quite a bit about the Republican primary. The CW seems to be that McCain is the front runner and likely to win.


We all know how well CW works, and we all know that the media just loves them some John McCain. I still think Romney will surprise and win .... the right-wing nutbars and religious right nutbars hate McCain, and most of "Super Tuesday" will be comprised of Republican voters (as opposed to open primaries).

But let's assume McCain is the one. I think beating him would be relatively easy. Those same conservative voters are unlikely to get too fired up about voting and the Democrats rest of the country is all fired up about voting for anything not-Republican. BTW did you know that the "I'm going to retire now" crowd of Republican incumbents in the House is up to 28?

The only fly in the ointment of beating McCain is the media. They love the guy and apply all kinds of B.S. platitudes toward him. You know, "he's a straight-shooter, he's bipartisan, he's got the best booze-bus of them all"! But somehow, as the campaign rolls along, McCain the crazy is going to come out (whether it does or not) and that will be good media too.

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