McCain's Moment Coming?
Ramesh Ponnuru writes in the current National Review
that the stars are starting to align for John McCain, basically making the case I did last week, that if the race boils down to McCain versus Giuliani, as it appears to be, that McCain will be the conservative in the race. As McCain's problem is that he's not perceived as conservative enough, this is a very good sign. The article itself is apparently not available online, but the link will take you to an interview with Senator McCain:
Ponnuru (reading headline): “McCain firm on Iraq war. . .” (McCain flips the paper over.) “Despite cost to candidacy”: even better. . .
Sen. McCain: (Laughs) Yep. They’ve got a poll that says 33 percent are much less likely, and 11 percent somewhat less likely to [vote for me]
Ponnuru: So do you think that’s already been costing you? That that’s behind some of the slides in the polls?
Sen. McCain: First of all, I don’t know. But second of all, I can’t worry about it. You just can’t, with something like this you just can’t let it concern you. The issue is too important. The sacrifice that so many young Americans have made already pales in significance to any cost that it may mean to me. You’ve seen these wounded kids, you know how much they’ve given.
Despite the claims of Dick Morris, McCain is in excellent shape.
Labels: 2008 Candidates, John McCain