Great article in the Politico on McCain's comeback
They can go with one of the other candidates or, upon reflection, decide that perhaps McCain isn't that unacceptable after all — especially given polling data suggesting he might be a stronger candidate in November than many of his competitors would be.
Realistically, Romney's in a world of hurt. After Hillary's astonishing Tuesday, it's hard to count anybody out, but Michigan is clearly his last chance. Fred Thompson is a wonderful fellow, but does anybody really think that a candidate who got 1/6th of Ron Paul's support in New Hampshire is viable? Huckabee? He's got Reagan's charm, certainly, but not Reagan's fiscal conservatism. Reagan also hit the perfect timing, with 1980 a definite "throw the Dems out" year.
The race is essentially down to where the McCain campaign wanted it to be all along: McCain versus Giuliani.
Labels: 2008 Candidates, John McCain, Mitt Romney