McCain Sinking Like A Rock
by Chris Bowers, Fri Feb 09, 2007 at 10:05:44 AM EST
McCain now: 20, for third place
McCain then: 42, doubling second place
McCain now: 21, double-digits behind Giuliani
McCain then: 39, more than doubling second place
McCain now: 22, behind by double-digits
McCain then: 37, more than doubling second place
McCain now: 30, ahead by one point
McCain then: 38, ahead by twenty-two points
Some people might not take this seriously, because it is New England. However, remember that McCain won three of these four of these primaries in 2000, with Maine as the only exception (and he lost here by only 7%). Hell, he won Vermont by 25%, Massachusetts by 33%. This is supposed to be his base region among moderate Republicans and independents, and he is getting crushed here now. The same people who supported McCain in Republican primaries in 2000 have quickly turned against him in the 2008 campaign. If he can't even hold together his old coalition, and many sonservatives still hate him despite his pandering, how can he expect to win this time around?
Moderate Republicans and independents are starting to see through McCain's "maverick" veneer. This is as sure a sign as I have ever seen that his support for escalation and sucking up to theocons will sink him. Start expecting someone else to be the Republican nominee in 2008.