Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Why Liz Mair is off...

Liz Mair thinks Governor Whitman is off in assuming John McCain cannot win the nomination.

I think Governor Whitman is close to the mark, though. McCain has several big albatrosses around his neck. The biggest is campaign finance reform - and his continuing campaign against free speech (albeit that is not what he intends). Others will include the Gang of 14, his alignment with gun-control advocates on gun shows, and his opposition to the President over detainee treatment. The zampolit wing will also hammer McCain for his public stance in favor of a comprehensive bill (one case where he is correct to buck the base).

McCain is the media's GOP front-runner for 2008. The real front-runner for the GOP nomination is probably Rudy Giuliani or Mitt Romney. Any of the three would be good Presidents, but I will admit I lean towards Romney at this time.

1 comment:

SJ Reidhead said...

I was hoping you were going to say Romney is 'soiled goods'. I like that term. I would be willing to speculate he isn't even going to 'announce'. As for McCain, Novak speculates he could have that 'Senate' problem - let's call it a 'curse' to deal with.

The Pink Flamingo