I know it’s asking a lot, but you should be reading him, too. Last night, 9:14pm
It is stunning that Fox cannot call Arizona for John McCain. In the very unlikely event that McCain loses his home state, I don’t think his campaign could recover any more than Romney could survive a loss in Massachusetts or Huckabee a loss in Arkansas.
Given the Rush blast, the Dobson declaration, and Huck’s strength in the south, McCain can’t be considered a frontrunner by any conventional standard.
All eyes on California.
Which McCain won. He also won his home state by 14 points. My personal opinion on the “Rush blast, the Dobson declaration” is that they’ll only help McCain. I believe moderate conservatives are getting sick to death of getting talked down to by these clowns. A little later:
Rush and Dr. Dobson are aligned against the front-runner, which complicates McCain’s task enormously.
Not enough so that it’s complicating his ability to uhm, win. My feeling is that the far right is going to become very marginalized in this election which, one can hope, will cause them to re-evaluate how they’ve behaved over the past 7 years (ok, I actually chuckled and laughed at myself when I wrote that.)
Republicans like to whine about how Democrats are out of the mainstream. They say the same thing about McCain – that he doesn’t represent mainstream conservative thought. If the definition of what’s mainstream is what most people think, then clearly McCain is becoming the new mainstream in the Republican party. I agree with him on only a few things, but it’s fun to watch the apocalyptic writings of the right, isn’t it?
But hey! Keep wishin’, Hugh. Normally, I read your blog and just roll my eyes. Now, it’s just downright entertaining. Delegate count as of this posting:
And if it turns out to be a brokered convention, don’t expect Huckabee to throw his support behind Willard. Judging from WV, it looks like McCain and Huckabee have been talking.