Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Revisiting McCain

I'm afraid, much as I admire him (and I do admire him, unlike many of my readers and fellow Republicans), that John McCain has taken himself out of the presidential race for now. Quite frankly, the base, never that fond of him to begin with, is absolutely disgusted with him on the heels of the filibuster deal. I probably had his odds overstated to begin with, just because of his service to our country, at 20-1; his social moderation, age, and stances on the judges, not to mention McCain-Feingold, are all negatives that it will be nearly impossible to overcome, despite his wide name recognition and appeal to moderates. I'm knocking him down, a lot.


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