as I wrote in my diary a couple of weeks ago
Maybe it will be good if Nominee doesn't emerge right away
We see the NH race unfolding as exciting and unpredictable
Accept for a few small barbs between the candidates this has been a positive campaign about Ideas and differences in the candidates.
even Democrats miscues are hurting Bush-- Dean Scream totally push the SOTU address off the news cycle.and Clark/Moore contraversy has brought Bush's less than stellar military service.... Rove can't be please by this.
I think ANY major of the candidates would make a great nominee against Bush (yes even Lieberman has been tolerable these days - i would go so far as proclaim Joementum)
If we have a horse race that goes into March/April then all the oxygen will be sucked out of Bush campaign. Bush AND HIS MESSAGE will be sitting on sidelines as the "horse race" unfolds--
If there is broker convention then forget about it , it won't be until Sept before Bush gets his message back in the news. (So much for his 'huge" warchest.)