Wednesday, 16 January 2008
McCain is the only real rival to Clinton or Obama
Mitt Romney, the unimpressive flip-flopper who has tried to disavow his relatively liberal governorship of Massachusetts, should savour his Michigan victory (or 'comeback' as he tried to call it, though it wasn't clear from what). Democrats - both Clinton and Obama supporters should do so too - because the truth is that the only Republican who has much chance of defeating a Democrat for the White House is John McCain. All the polls show the two Democrat front-runners substantially beating Romney, Huckabee, Giuliani (who seems to have blown his chances) and the ridiculous Ron Paul. But several still put the independent-minded McCain ahead (though CNN recently had him behind). So let's hope the Republican voters continue to muddy the field to give Hillary (or Obama) a clear run.