GOP Presidential Nomintaion Nonsense Finally Over

Thursday, 6 March, 2008

It’s finally over. The Republican presidential nomination has concluded, with John McCain taking home the gold. McCain has been the front-runner since a third of the way through the process, and has not had his lead shrink. First, Thompson and Giuliani. Then Romney. Now Huckabee. McCain has taken all of them down.

I don’t see how McCain is going to beat either of the Democratic candidates still trying to be nominated in their party. His stance of continuing the war in Iraq is very unpopular, and the Democrats both want to end up pulling out at some point. Even in his own party, McCain has issues. The conservative base don’t see him as electable or the right choice for the party to be president.

On another topic, let’s bring up Mike Huckabee. He’s the likable loser of the contest. He was in it to the bitter end. I don’t buy it at all. The truth of this is, he was in this to the end to get a better image for himself. Someone who’s persistent, determined, and someone who never quits or backs down from a challenge. You’re not fooling ME, Mike. You stayed in the race for publicity, and that’s all. No problem staying in the race when you still have a chance at winning, but when you’re in the race after it’s been decided is like hammering a nail that’s already as far in the wall or wherever as it can go. Come on, dude. The best thing for your party would’ve been to drop out, be a good sport in congratulating McCain, and offering him your support.

McCain surely has some work to do to make a good showing in the general election on November 4. Obama and Clinton bring about the message of change. People like change. Voters see McCain kind of as a third Bush in the White House. That’s gonna get you nowhere since Bush’s approval is lower than my grade in rocket science (I’m not really taking rocket science classes.).


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