Monday, January 22, 2007
Winning the GOP Primary
Today's Republican Party is not capable of nominating a pro-choice candidate. I will believe it when I see it, not before. This means that the northeastern moderate Republicans, people like Pataki but most notably Giuliani, are likely going to exert influence on the platform (to use a dated phrase) by brokering delegates. I don't think hizzoner can be considered a front-runner for the party's nomination. I even think a vice-presidential candidate who had to explain to party crowds his pro-choice stance would dampen turnout too much in crucial states. Meanwhile Senator McCain could be losing some steam among the party's likely primary voters, although that's more of an odor than a proposition at this point. Could turn out to be a surprising primary.