Republicans are no longer underdogs in the race for the White House. To pull that off, John McCain has attracted disgruntled GOP voters, independents and even some moderate Democrats who shunned his party last fall.
Partly thanks to an increasingly likable image, the Republican presidential candidate has pulled even with the two Democrats still brawling for their party’s nomination, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo news poll released Thursday. Just five months ago — before either party had winnowed its field — the survey showed people preferred sending an unnamed Democrat over a Republican to the White House by 13 percentage points.
Also helping the Arizona senator close the gap: Peoples’ opinions of Hillary Rodham Clinton have soured slightly, while their views of Barack Obama have improved though less impressively than McCain’s.
The funniest thing about this election will be watching the idiots who tried to savage McCain all through the primaries drop everything and rush to embrace him, but as I have said a number of times, McCain is probably the only Republican who stood a chance in the general this year. The rest of the piece is well, just what you would expect when the opposition party is intent on destroying itself. I wouldn’t worry too much about this, though, because Hillary supporters have told me she is the only one who can win so she has to destroy the party in order to save it.