McCain Makes a Comeback

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    I am amazed. I thought McCain was done last summer. The success of the surge has helped him. McCain is tied to what happens in Iraq. It appears that the economy is heading south. Who will that favor? While Bush's economic performance has been poor, I am not sure that will translate to a positive impact for the Dems. I think that promises to reduce taxes will be popular, and that will remain a Republican talking point. Who is going to pay for the universal health care promised by the Dems? In New Hampshire, the polls revealed that the economy was the number one concern of the Dems who voted today, not Iraq.
     
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    I think who becomes president will be determined largely by independent and cross-over voters. I wouldn't vote for McCain, but at least he has some conviction.
     
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    Maybe polls pertaining to the general election do not mean much now, but based on what I have read recently, McCain fares best against the Dem candidates.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/national.html
     
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    I have no doubt that he is, and for the same reason I mentioned above. Libertarians and more conservative dems like him or at least don't hate him. Heck, most people respect the guy.
     
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    Good to see McCain do well.

    America could do worse for a President.
     
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    But can he overcome the double threat of Romney and Huckabee in Michigan next week? Both have plenty of ammo in that state.

    This race is all over the place...:eusa_think:
     
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    New Hampshirites (ians?) have shown a total lack of imagination here.

    McCain? The lamest fucking Republican in the RACE? And I use the word "Republican" pretty loosely. Who lives in New Hampshire, the press?

    Well, a fact's a fact. I don't like Huckabee, either, but at least that was a funner choice. It really pissed off establishment GOP and the opinion-makers. Romney is a yawn but I guess he's the most, uh, 'responsible' Republican choice. So far he's only won... Wyoming.

    It's funny, it's equally hard to imagine the winning Republican as it is the winning Democrat.

    Obama?
    Hillary?

    Nah.

    Huckabee?
    Romney?

    Nah.

    Where's Hunter Thompson when you need him?
     
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    I hear ya...all these choices and no one to vote for...
     
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    theres a standard to go by..and what do you think Goldwater would think of McCain?
     
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    They can do much better too though.
     

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