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Count McCain In

Fox News reports that John McCain announced that he's running for president on today's taping of the David Letterman Show. When he made his announcement, the crowd went wild. You can watch it tonight at 11:30pm on CBS.

Dick Morris writes today at Townhall that McCain's campaign is in the process of collapsing. I don't know about that since I haven't really been following John McCain's candidacy that closely, but, if Morris is right in his analysis, perhaps his David Letterman announcement will give it a shot of adrenaline.

Update: Ian at Hot Air has the video.


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Comments (15)

As a former McCain supporte... (Below threshold)

As a former McCain supporter (I contributed to his campaign in 2000 after New Hampshire), I must say that I agree with Dick Morris' evaluation of his campaign. I supported McCain because he was an outsider who was not beholden to the religious right of the Republican Party and was willing to go against the grain of his party on important issues (campaign finance reform and pork barrel spending). These days however, McCain has made his deal with the devil. He is now the consummate insider and the "establishment" candidate.

Ironically, it now appears that another Republican outsider who is also not beholden to the religous right, Rudy Guiliani, has become the clear front-runner for the Republican nomination. If Guiliani can succeed in steering his party back to the middle on social issues that will definitely be a good thing.

So I wonder - is Letterman ... (Below threshold)

So I wonder - is Letterman going to file the FEC forms he needs to for the contribution he just made to the McCain campaign?

Well one cotra indicator he... (Below threshold)

Well one cotra indicator here is Dick Morris. Seriously when has the man ( other than being spot on in his loathing of the Hildebeast ) been right about anything? If Dick says the dice will come up "pass" bet the no pass line. But if he by blind ass luck is right, No tears from me about McCain. Let him go cry to Russ Feingold.

When was the last time a Re... (Below threshold)

When was the last time a Republican won the presidency without the Religious Right?

McCain is 70.Two y... (Below threshold)

McCain is 70.

Two years from now, he will be 72.

He is too old to be President.

He is also against freedom of speech, having written the McCain-Feingold Act which outlaws the criticism of a member of Congress 60 days prior to an election.

He will never be president. Anyone donating campaign funds to him is wasting their donation.

McCain will never be presid... (Below threshold)

McCain will never be president. Everything is timing with politics, which is why Senator Barack Obama is running now, and not 4 or 8 years from now. McCain missed his best shot in 2000 when the he failed to win the South Carolina primary over Bush. In 2004, John Kerry possiby offered McCain a slot on a bipartisan ticket, that McCain refused.

Now McCain is too old, his views on the war not popular with voters, his former image as a straight talker tarnished by being seen as a phony "weathervane" who blows in the wind.

McCain is a good man. But not a great politician by any means. He missed too many shots at higher office and now will never be president, as he's losing strength to former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani almost by the day. Giuliani will quickly end the presidential bid by McCain by about the third Republican primary in February 2008 or early March 2008.

Yawn.... (Below threshold)


All this gabbing about the ... (Below threshold)

All this gabbing about the religious right is just smoke and mirrors. The reason McCain has no chance is that almost every time the chips were down he has sabotaged the Republican position. He always thought he could make himself look good by being the "maverick" at the expense of the party. Now almost every wing of the party has an egregious example of how McCain sold them out at an important moment.

I'd likely vote for Hillary to prevent a McCain presidency.

Ken, same here. My support ... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

Ken, same here. My support for now is going to Guiliani, but if it comes down to Hillary vs McCain, the Dems are getting my vote.

I believe McCain-Feingold t... (Below threshold)

I believe McCain-Feingold to be an excellent example of how all three branches of the federal government can fail in series.

I think McCain, Bush, and all members of the Supreme Court who upheld this travesty violated their oaths of office.

I'd vote for Osama Bin Laden before I would vote for McCain.

McCain's in and Newt goes n... (Below threshold)

McCain's in and Newt goes nuts:

With Kerry on the sidelines... (Below threshold)

With Kerry on the sidelines America needed a flip-flopper in the 08 elections, and now we have one, McCain.

Whoever posted the nonsense... (Below threshold)

Whoever posted the nonsense about the religious right, riddle me this Batman: when was the last time a Democrat Presidential candidate got so much as 50% of the popular vote? Real hard to win when you are counting on third parties to scrape away just enough for you to squeak by and also considering the current electoral college natural tendency toward a Republican even if you did get more popular votes somehow.

Interesting last night on L... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Interesting last night on Letterman, McCain said: "Americans are very frustrated, and they have every right to be," McCain said. "We've wasted a lot of our most precious treasure, which is American lives." Let us recall what Kim Priestap said on February 14, when Barack Obama (using the same words) Lives of US Troops killed in Iraq were Wasted"
Kim:"As a family member of a fallen soldier in Iraq, I can't imagine a presidential candidate saying anything more callous, more offensive, or more ignorant of the ultimate sacrifice that our brave troops have made for us and our country."

When Obama spoke those words he stirred up Kim/ Wizbang and 64 comments...McCain only a damp squip...hypocritical?

OK be more than happy to ac... (Below threshold)

OK be more than happy to accomodate you. McCain you ignorant bastard take it back and resign from the campaign and go back to be a preening Media adored trollop.






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