Hillary losing ground to Obama, McCain catching up to Rudy (sort of)
Hillary - still in the lead. But, facing more trouble w/i her party than either
Bill or she expected. She doesn't have the charm or grace Bill has to
smooth things over. She's smart, accomplished, and either loved or hated.
I think she'll still pull it out. But, she'll have to play hardball sooner than
she wanted to I think. That fake southern drawl has to go Hillary....
Obama - media darling, Oprah's guy. People like him, even if they don't
know much about him. His comments about Imus and Va. Tech were
ridiculous in my view. But, he is scaring Hillary - only showing how unhappy
people are w/ the party's #1 choice. He should watch out, Clinton's
do not play politics nicely. They'll go after him w/everything as it comes
down to the wire. He's smart, articulate, and charming. He has an easy
grace and friendliness Hillary does not.
Rudy - still #1 guy in the GOP race. Is he the 2008 Howard Dean -
waiting to implode? I don't think so. His stance on abortion will do him in
w/the party faithful. VP - I'd vote for him for that. He's a leader, no
doubt about it. Conservative - no way. Name recognition.
McCain- looks old and tired. He's doing better. Reaching out to the
conservative base he spat upon for 6 years - finally. His war stance
is brave, and I applaud him for being consistent on it. Can he pull it
out? I doubt it. VP - he'll not leave the Senate for a weak VP spot.
Unless he's promised a pseudo-Sec. of State type role w/it.
Romney - surprise guy. Doing better than expected too. Raising
tons of cash. I think he's looking more at 2012. Good looking,
smart, Olympics, Mass. Gov., and a Mormon. That last thing
does him in. America is not open to a Mormon president just yet.
Fred Thompson- he would vault to #1 or #2 if he enters. People are
ready to embrace him. He's a conservative, eloquent, well known, and
popular. His cancer past is an issue. But, when McCain, Kerry,and Rudy
have all had cancer too, and run, and serve in elected office - hard to
keep him out because of it. As well as Spector in the Senate.
Right now, I'd vote for Thompson.
I think the Democrats will hold the House and Senate - the GOP has more
seats to lose in 2008 in the Senate than the Democrats do. A lot of old
geezers in their late 70's, 80's, and near 90.......