Friday, May 30, 2008

McCain, the remains

If this interesting post is to be believed - and it sounds pretty good to me - McCain being the GOP front-runner has less to do with his appeal than it has to do with the other former GOP candidates being much less appealing.

The Arizona Senator looks a lot like a Phoenix rising from the flames of what appeared to be a vanquished campaign. But what many in the media are overlooking is that his success and ultimate coronation as the Republican nominee was not a result of his ability to convince those both within as well as outside his party that he's the best man for the job. Rather, his rise to the top was born out of a pile-up that took the top-tier out of contention. Whether he'll be able to parlay that success into the White House is yet to be seen.

My bet is that the more people get to know Barack Obama, the more they like him. The more they get to know McCain, the more they see he's just a charlatan with a supportive mainstream media helping to keep alive his "maverick" charade.

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