Marathon Man Endorses McCain
He's not a sprinter, he's in for the long haul
McCain connects, although I can't quite put my finger on why that is. It's certainly not because of his looks or speaking style. His war hero status helps, but also, as a Republican who was anti-Bush when it wasn't the "in" thing, it allows McCain to appeal to voters outside of the GOP base.
I've said this before, but it's worth repeating. McCain connects because he has tremendous personal charisma. It doesn't always come across on TV, but in the blogger conference calls and in the townhall meetings he gave in New Hampshire, he has the people eating out of his hand. I can't locate it right now, but a couple weeks ago there was an article about a speech he gave in New Hampshire. The reporter noted that he entered the hall to polite applause. He exited to a thunderous, standing ovation.
John's a terrific blogger and if Barack gets the nomination, he's going to be my go-to-guy on the Rezko-Obama connection, as he's been following it much closer than I have!
I have just one concern. How does a marathoner get on the bus? Is he pulling a Rosie Ruiz on us?
Labels: John McCain, Marathon Pundit