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View Diary: Supreme Dereliction of Command; Or, the Beginning of the Neocons' Campaign for John McCain (168 comments)

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    and people may forget that McCain actually won Michigan (which could come even earlier next time around) and New Hampshire in a race with less contenders than we might get for '08. Last time he got crushed by the Bush money and message machine. This time that force is likely to be split among one or two other candidates (some good Bush people are already working for McCain). I think with some in Bush's camp behind McCain and with the media in love with him and unwilling to look at his real record he will be hard to beat. However, I can see George Allen winning South Carolina and taking over the race there just as Bush did to McCain-  also, the media could change on McCain when he starts running, looking old compared to other candidates and drifting right to keep the wing nuts from tearing him down again. It will be interesting...
    •  There may be too many "moderate," (none)
      non-Bush goper candidates in 2008.  If McCain AND Hagel AND Guliani run, there's not enough votes out there to keep them in the race.

      Democrats are the party of those who are working, those who have finished working, and those who want to work. -- Elizabeth Edwards

      by philgoblue on Sun Feb 26, 2006 at 06:00:42 PM PST

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      •  McCain is sunk if Hagel runs too (none)
        Hagel's opposition to the war makes him a much more appealing "maverick" in my opinion.  In an ideal situation, they'd cancel each other out.  Some lunatic would win the Republican primary and subsequently get trounced in the election proper.

        Not so sure if the situation would happen with Giuliani, too, but again, I don't think he'll run.

        DRAFT BRUCE -- the pro-Springsteen bumper stickers!

        by iCaroline on Sun Feb 26, 2006 at 06:19:43 PM PST

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