Saturday, January 19, 2008

Romney and Clinton in Nevada; McCain wins South Carolina.

Well that about does it for my guy Fred Thompson. The only way I could possibly see him as the nominee now is if there isn't a clear result on February 5th. Twenty two states hold primaries that day and if nobody breaks ahead of the pack we could see a brokered convention with Thompson chosen as the compromise candidate. If that seems unlikely-it is. The last time a convention was anything more than a public relations exercise was 1976 when Ronald Reagan tried to knock off Jerry Ford. Even worse fellow Fredheads, the last time somebody was nominated by one of the major parties without having won a primary was 1968-and that was because President Johnson unexpectedly dropped out of the race AND Bobby Kennedy was killed. It's time to face's over. The Republican nominee will be John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, or Rudy Giuliani. I guess I have about three weeks to figure out which on I dislike the least.

Some additional thoughts here.

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