Saturday, April 07, 2007

McCain's Political Death Watch

by S-Q @ 9:53 AM MDT

WSJ

Trouble is, no one doubts Mr. McCain's commitment. But recent polls show the public is increasingly doubtful of the prospects of winning the war. And that, in turn, may be undercutting Mr. McCain's chances of winning the nomination.

In short order, John McCain has gone from Republican presidential front-runner to political death watch. On Wednesday, the Arizona senator kicks off a month of high-profile events, seeking a resurrection of sorts.

He badly needs it. Mr. McCain just reported raising $12.5 million for the first-quarter -- behind Republican rivals Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani, as well as Democrats Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards. Most analysts won't go so far as to bury Mr. McCain, citing his Republican rivals' own baggage: Both Mr. Romney and Mr. Giuliani are suspect among social conservatives for their records supporting abortion and gay rights, and gun control. But the one-time GOP front-runner clearly had a very bad week.

It began with reports of the heavily guarded senator shopping at a Baghdad market and declaring "things are better," and it ended with a New Hampshire poll showing Mr. McCain, the longtime leader in that first-primary state, now in a dead heat with Mr. Romney. Sandwiched in between were the stories of his money woes.

30 comments:

S-Q said...

It's over for McCain...he shot himself in the foot with his hung-ho warmongering!

S-Q said...

Go away McCain! That's my message to the maverick! LOL

S-Q said...

FYI-

Some trivia on Lydia Cornell who will stopping by later for a chat...

Landed the role of "Sarah Rush" on "Too Close for Comfort" (1980) in 1980 when she was just 18 years old.

Her great-great grandmother was Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

;)

Lydia Cornell said...

Thanks s-q, LOVE your blog. I see you are friends with BradBlog, whom I believe is doing the most important work on electikon reform. But he can't seem to get the MSM or any of us to really wake up and start preparing for the 2008 elections. We can't have Diebold machines.

We're having Brad Friedman (BradBlog) on our show periodically throughout the year.

Lydia Cornell said...

Oops, I meant "election" reform.

By the way, my grandfather was Henry Ward Beecher Stowe. My mother is very careful about saying "Harriet Beecher Stowe's granddaughter" because the lineage goes down through marriage. She is sending me the family tree.

xo
Lyd

S-Q said...

Hi Lydia!

Perfect timing...I just got back to my puter! ;)

I loved your radio program this morning!

Thank you and you have a nice blog too! :)

S-Q said...

Yes, we love BradBlog too! :)

Lydia Cornell said...

Thank you, s-q.

Hey, who do you think the Dem Presidential candidate should be?

I know that can be a loaded question...

S-Q said...

Lydia,

When Larry told me what Coulter did to you.. I couldn't believe it! Well, actually I can believe that evil thing would do anything to hurt others.

S-Q said...
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Lydia Cornell said...

Oh my God, I just watched the Cheney as Darth Vader clip you posted and it's hysterically funny. A little too true...

S-Q said...

Dem candidate should be the most qualified person for the job. I can't even guess yet until I hear some debates, however, I am leaning towards Edwards for President and Obama for VP. :)

Lydia Cornell said...

Yeah, I like Edwards and Obama

Re Coulter, there are things connected to this that are deeply disturbing. More on that later.

Lydia Cornell said...

I'm a little paranoid; I'll tell you more later.

S-Q said...

Yep, Darth Vader was funny but too close to reality..

I hope Edwards doesn't see that but if he does I hope he gets a laugh out of it! LOL

S-Q said...

Lydia,

I understand and you can email me on that, if you would like..

S-Q said...

Lydia,

It's a pleasure to meet you and you're always welcome on my blog. ;)

Cliff Schecter will be writing on my blog soon, as well..

Would you be interested in guest authoring?

I WORFEUS said...

Your picture is very distracting s-q.


Great blog.

John McCain has about as much chance of being elected president as Slappy White.

S-Q said...

Hi I WORFEUS!

Welcome to my blog! :)

Distracting? LOL

Thank you for the compliment. ;)

Yep, McCain should quit now...

I WORFEUS said...

If thats you, then I want to have your baby.

S-Q said...

I WORFEUS:

Now wait a minute.. I thought you were female.

LOLMAO

I WORFEUS said...

I'll be whatever you want me to be baby..... lol

I WORFEUS said...

Hey, what's S-Q stand for?

S-Q said...

I WORFEUS:

You're slaying me! LOL

S-Q stands for Susie-Q.. ;)

S-Q said...

Sorry to disappoint you but I'm not Jessica Simpson.. you can pretend though! LOLMAO

I WORFEUS said...

S-Q said...
you can pretend though!


ok

I'm almost finished.

I WORFEUS said...

What are you wearing......

I WORFEUS said...

I'm just clowning around with you SusieQ.

Great blog. So you've only been up since last month, huh?

S-Q said...

Whew! I didn't think you were doing anything other than being a clown! LOL

Thank you, I started my blog last August but just really got serious about it in early March. ;)

S-Q said...

Thanks Lydia and I'm looking forward to having you on our team of authors!

I sent you the invite! ;)