Thursday, February 07, 2008

Gott Mitt uns?

So, by now everyone knows that Gov. Romney has suspended his campaign in order to spend more time with his wives. For those that are counting, that leaves two Republican candidates and Ron Paul.

A couple questions and thoughts on this matter:

(1) Now that their favorite candidate has dropped out, will Messrs. Limbaugh, Hannity, and Coulter commit political seppuku, will they man up and admit their mistakes, or will they throw major right wing temper tantrums?

(2) Since he has a virtual lock on the nomination now, will McCain try to satisfy the evangelical wing of the party (e.g. Huckabee supporters) or will he ignore them and start "rushing to the middle" with 8 months to go before the general election? If the latter, will that alienate more base Republican than it attracts moderate Democrats and independents.

(3) Barring any convention surprises or a resurgence of Gov. Huckabee or a Zombie Reagan attack, it looks like this will be the first time since 1960 that a sitting Senator will be elected President, and only the third time in history.

Fun stuff.

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