Someone Had To Win
As if there was any question, it's now over. McCain will be the Republican nominee.
I still think he's a weak candidate. There's his age, of course, and his temperament.And where will his votes come from? His attraction to independents is that he's a "maverick" willing to go against his party. Will they stay with him when he stands for his party--as his opponent will remind us every day. Meanwhile, the base hates him--his big victories on Super Tuesday came despite the conservative vote. Overall, I wouldn't be surprised if Republicans soon have buyer's remorse.
Really he backed into victory. If it had just been him versus Romney, Giuliani or perhaps even Thompson from the start, he wouldn't have prevailed. But the combination of states, voting rules and candidates served him well at every turn.
I'll eventually get around to posting on what kind of president he or Clinton or Obama would make, but I guess there's plenty of time for that now.