Thursday, February 07, 2008

Mitt's out.

Well, Romney withdrew this morning. The race for the GOP nomination is effectively over. There is no difference between Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum and so no reason to vote in Saturday's caucus.

I guess the Republican party is moving the center. It will pay. Ford was a moderate and lost. H.W. Bush won on Reagan's conservative record and lost when it became evident he was a moderate. Dole was a moderate and lost. There is no reason to think it will be any different with the moderate John McCain.

That's the bad news. The good news is that pitchers and catchers report in seven days.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

McCain wins big on Super Tuesday

I do not like John I Am,
I do not like him with green eggs and ham.

I do not like him as nominee,
I do not like him with Teddy Kennedy.

I do not like him with Lieberman,
I do not like the man.

I do not like him with Feingold,
I do not like the policies he holds.

I do not like him on taxes,
I do not like him to the maxes.

I do not like him on stem cells,
I do not like him no matter how he sells.

I do not like him with 13 others,
I do not like him stabbing his brothers.

I do not like John I Am,
Of him I am no fan.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Race tightens.

Real Clear Politics shows Romney moving up in California and Georgia. McCain still seems unconcerned though and Huckabee is saying that he thinks Romney should drop out of the race. Seems like a ridiculous statement to me since Romney has been winning and Huckabee hasn't. Also, given Huck's downward movement in the polls and Romney's rise it is understandable that Romney has classified the contest as a two man race.

McCain meanwhile keeps desperately lunging to the right in an effort to keep the Republican base from waking up before it's too late. If he can keep enough of the true conservatives lulled then it will be either him or Hillary and he is certian that they will suck it up and vote GOP. McCain's biggest problem to date is that he is not a conservative and the nametag that he is wearing doesn't fit. Most people in the room realize that something is amiss if a big old biker man is wearing a tag that says, "Hi! My name is Julie." One has to wonder what is going on with the GOP base. Are we willing to trade principles for electibility?

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Rudy routed - turns comand over to McCain.

So, Guiliani is out of the race and did what most expected, endorse John McCain. Arnold did the same the next day. Looks like the straight-talker is picking up a lot of backing. That is what concerns many. The folks who are endorsing McCain are at least partially a liberal to moderate bunch. What does this say about McCain. If I endorse someone without qualification then I am saying they agree with me. Do we really want Rudy's social views and Arnold's social and fiscal views in the White House?