Wednesday, February 28, 2007

What? John McCain is Running for President?

Tonight on David Letterman, John McCain will announce what everyone in the country already knows: That he is running for President.

Now, McCain doesn't really need to do this in order to inform people of his aspirations, but he does need to do this as a way to remind people that he still exists.

He is currently getting trounced in GOP primary polls by Rudy.

He is losing Republicans who once viewed him as the front runner due to his refusal to embrace the Bush tax cuts, and the constant drumbeat coming from conservative talking heads that he is not Republican enough, too eager to compromise and has been in Washington too long.

But McCain is still quite popular with independents and Democrats.

McCain will boost his visibility by going on Letterman and in a sense that's good. We want a popular, likable candidate to represent our party in '08, especially if the current President is unpopular.

He may be taking a page from Arnold, who announced on Jay Leno, but Arnold was running in California, and there was no primary.

What McCain should be doing however is brandishing his conservative credentials (yes, he does have them) on O'Reilly and on the talk radio circuit.

He can sit on the couch of far-left talk show hosts until everyone who gets their news from comedians supports him, but those are not the people who are going to be deciding whether he's the GOP nominee.

Well Senator, we're in the process of deciding right now, and your nomination is becoming less and less likely.

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Abouna said...

Personally, I don't believe that Rudy is Republican enough either. Rudy is pro-choice, pro-gay, pro-gun control, so where are his Republican credentials? McCain tends to side with Hillary,Ted Kennedy, and John Kerry way too much.

The only Republican that I can see who would be worth voting for, is Tom Tancredo, the only problem is that the MSM isn't giving him any name recognition.

Tancredo is the only one who would really fight congress to secure our borders and not give any special concessions to illegal immigrants.

All the others will only pay lip service to securing the borders, much like what Bush is doing.

Bohemian Like You said...

I say draft Santorum.

As for world-tour media whore John McCain, I saw a quote on another blog that sums it up for me:

"I will tunnel through a mountain of broken glass if necessary just to vote against McCain in the primary."

library said...

I am starting to lean toward Romney. He is smarter than the rest of them and has more real adminstrative experience than any of the Democratic or Republican Candidates. In addition, he has a picture perfect family and all-American youthfullness and good looks. I don't think you will find any mistresses or drug use in his background.