Alarming News

March 29, 2007

Beware of John McCain

Ryan Sager on the results of the latest Zogby poll:

* Mr. McCain, despite his drop in this Zogby poll, still strikes me as the candidate with the most solid support — as in, his voters are the ones least likely to abandon their candidate at the drop of a hat.

* Mr. Giuliani, despite his strength in the polls, should worry significantly about Mr. Thompson. The former Tennessee senator and “Law & Order” DA has the tough-guy image that has drawn people to Mr. Giuliani, yet he comes without a lot of the personal and social-issues baggage.

I agree with Ryan about McCain’s solid support. The truth is that anyone that likes McCain at this point knows a lot about him, as opposed to many of the social conservatives who love America’s Mayor without knowing more than that he is a strong leader who didn’t crumble with the twin towers. I remain terrified that Giuliani’s support plummets at some point (likely right around the time the NRA and pro-life groups start running their ads against him) and we are left with John McCain as the Republican candidate. And this, my friends, is why a Fred Thompson candidate is necessary.