Fred’s distant third in South Carolina probably means he can start taking long naps again, but surely someone (Mitt? Rudy?) can stop McCain, the irascible liberal Republican, who won. He’s the MSM’s darling, which ought to be clue enough. Nominate this guy who pretends to talk straight while refusing to call his amnesty for illegal immigrants amnesty, and you get a guy whose main claim to fame is he would fight the Islamic fanatics. I suppose that might be enough. He could match wrinkles with Hilarity. He would look awful old opposite Obama, but Obama’s anti-war, which would be a good contrast. Clinton/Obama would be sure raise taxes; McCain might not. But I’ll still cross my fingers that Mitt or Rudy blows out Florida in time to derail McCain. They have his advantage without his negatives.
UPDATE: Romney leads in the delegate count, but has yet to win a big primary, on the order of SC or NH. Mitt’s been hit for being too slick, but he should look sincere next to argumentative McCain.
Beldar, our favorite "trial" lawyer–even if he is in Houston–says it’s time for us Texans to shell out for our fav GOP candidate, even if it ‘s just $25. In order to have any say in choosing the nominee, that is, since the choice is likely to have been made by the time the Texas primary rolls around. He’s for Fred, of course, and makes a good case. I may be just a little too liberal for Fred since I still like Rudy. But I agree with him that the Reps are going to run the table on the Dems next year, whichever candidate is chosen.
The Seablogger foresees an enemy strike propelling the Reps into the White House in ’08, putting paid to Hillarity and Obamarama, and their party of appeasement. I do agree. The only question in my mind is who will the new prez be: Rudy or Fred?
And I don’t mean Fred, Texas. Imagine. President Fred. FOF. Friends of Fred. Better Fred than… Gotta love a candidate who makes his transcript available beforehand. Keeps the media honest. Go Fred.
UPDATE His hometown wants him. Fred wants to win in Iraq, as well as to enforce the US-Mexico-Canada border.