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Originally posted by Rasobasi420
I still think McCain still holds a lot of credibility even in liberal democrat's eyes.
posted by Justin Oldham
The 'stink' of Bush43 is hard for anyone connected to it to beat. Giuliani is the least connected. I don't think he would have the political muscle to duke it out with Hillary and win. I think Giuliani would perform better than McCain. I think the GOP will choose McCain for the Presidential pick and we'll get to see a “Bob Dole” all over again. The Republican party’s thing for seniority gets them in trouble every time.
A Giuliani McCain ticket would stand a better chance than a McCain Giuliani ticket. Kerry and Edwards suffered a similar problem in 2004. Any of the 'real' Democrat contenders will be too young and energetic for McCain to keep up with.
We should remember the Dems are sharpening their blades. As I type they are preparing to launch a barrage of House and Senate investigations that will damage the conservatives. Those of us who have worked in DC know that it's not what it is . . but what it looks like . . that matters.
President Bush is getting ready for a throw-down with the Democrats. Negroponte is moving to State so Rice can leave. Patraeus is taking over on the ground in Iraq so his predecessors can sanitize the war record and move on. Kalilzad's nomination for the UN is obvious. The next six months will tell the tale for the Republicans [in 2008]. If they can't win the war of perceptions, McCain or Giuliani will be doomed at the polls. [Edited by Don W]