RightThinkingGirl posted about Senator McCain’s Announcement of Presidential bid. Among other things, she doesn’t feel that Senator McCain has much of a chance, and sited “Strike One” of my call that the Right of the GOP makes against the Arizona Senator, Campaign Finance Reform.
I tried to lead her back to reason by saying,
However, there is a problem for the GOP with their nominee. Consider the three front runners:
Giuliani (Whom I support, but what do you expect from a NYer)
I list them in the order of their current ranking. However, none of these three have escaped the scrutiny of the “hard” right element of the GOP. At the present time, and I know that 2008 is far far away only the top two poll remotely well against Dem frontrunners. Romney gets creamed.
The second tier of candidates, and for the most part preferred by the right element of the party are:
Thompson – who is hated by the right
The question is do “ANY” of these second tier players assuming things remain as they are come February have a remote chance of winning at a national level? Notwithstanding Gov. Huckabee’s, who I admire in many ways, ability to work a room, he and the others listed have “no chance” to win anything but their respective districts and maybe Gov. Huckabee, a Senate seat.
There is some rumbling, that former Senator Fred Thompson may be lured into running, but I also find that unlikely.