Carol Platt Liebau: The "Inevitable" John McCain?

Monday, November 13, 2006

The "Inevitable" John McCain?

As this piece points out, John McCain has been working hard to present himself as the inevitable Republican nominee for President in '08. The piece concludes that he's been doing a good job.

Well, maybe among the press and inside the Beltway, but -- unfortunately for McCain -- others have a voice, too. Specifically, Republican primary voters.

And much of the base isn't too thrilled with McCain, for reasons laid out succinctly by Hugh Hewitt here.


Blogger R Platt said...

McCain was a good soldier but that was then and this is now. Personally, I believe we need at least one credible alternative to McCain. He and his gang have shown us that they are not team players and because of them we will not get many of the judges we could have had. Those politicos must learn that there is a big world ouside the beltway that rarely sees things their way.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

I am a good Repubican and even a better Conservative, BUT I would have to be dragged, kicking and screaming to vote for McCain. Even then, I would have to be drugged to do so.

10:20 AM  
Blogger chr_426 said...

The MSM proudly endorses McCain because of his moderate views and act as if he has a great chance of winning. However, most of his views differ from that of the conservative base and therefore he will not be the next president.

6:23 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

McCain has been too self-serving and too quick to "jump ship" and oppose his party when the opportunity arose to get media attention.

McCain's only chance with me is his unwaivering support for the war. But his history makes me wonder if even that has not been a calculated risk on his part. Go agianst the media - this one time only! - because, on this issue, it is necessary if he is to win the Republican primary. Winning the Republican Primary is necessary in order to become President.

Also, I've seen nothing in his temperament to suggest he will aquit himself well when the media turns on him the frist time he tries to do anything considered remotely conservative. He seems to do well in front of the cameras when he's agreeing with the MSM. I simply have no confidence he will be able to handle the pressure of a hostile media.

And that is a requirement for any Republican President.

7:46 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

that's right chr, and the MSM also knows that whatever DemocRat runs will have a better chance at beating McCain than a true conservative candidate. It's the opposite of what the reporting will say.

Why were so many of the DemocRats that won last week using a conservative agenda when campaigning?

9:22 AM  

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