Saturday, September 29, 2007

McCain Momentum

We can call it that now, for in a recent CNN poll, McCain has bounced up five points in NH, with Romney taking a 7 point dive. What can explain this?

Well, for one thing, McCain paused his campaign to focus on his "No Surrender" tour, which was about the war, the valor of our soldiers, and the importance of keeping the terror war from our shores. McCain did what even Bush couldn't, and that is, explain the seriousness of the war to the heartland. In sum, while Rudy takes phone calls from his wife at speeches, Fred is lazy as the day is long, and Romney is all things to all people, McCain is presidential. Let me repeat. McCain is Presidential.

This bounce should come as no surprise to pollsters as well, for at the end of the day, social conservatives will not back pretenders, flipfloppers or panderers. Liberal R's will vote for Rudy, Social cons will meander between Huckabee and Brownback, Romney will become irrelevant as Rudy and McCain begin their ad sweeps. In fact, I would bet the reason why Romney has enjoyed some success at second place is simply because he is putting all his money into early ad blitzes. But once all the campaigns start the ad war, Romney will have to atone for his convenient floppings from his early senate races, to the governorship of taxachussettes, and now the Presidency.

All the while, McCain has been right on the war for years now, and he had a better time explaining that cause to America. McCain's momentum shows he is the only candidate with the gravitas to win, and more important, to lead.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

McCain in Indianapolis

John McCain is coming to Indy. Governor Mitch Daniels and former Indiana Senator Dan Coats are hosting....

Indianapolis Fundraising Reception
When: September 21, 2007 6:00 p.m.
Where: Please Call For Details

Join John McCain for a Fundraising Reception in Indianapolis, IN on Friday September 21st. Please check back for further details and news about the event.

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No Surrender

McCain's shining moment in last week's debate came by way of Slick Romney's faux paux. Romney indicated that the surge in Iraq was "appearantly working". McCain corrected him, to say the strategy IS WORKING.

McCain has been right all along on Iraq. For four years, McCain has said the war was mismanaged. For four years, he has advocated soldiers on the ground managing the war, instead of polls and armchair generals in the Senate. McCain tied himself to General Petreaus and his assessment, and asked the nation to wait for the surge to work while McCain lost his standing in the presidential race. And now we have a report, recommendations, and a exit strategy with honor. McCain was right all along.

And while other pols have tried to avoid taking a stand on Iraq, McCain stuck to his guns, and defined courage. In fact, his opponents, Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee have said that if they were not running for President, they would vote for McCain. That is a hefty compliment.

John McCain is governing while he is running for president. He takes policy positions and still tries to do his job as a senior senator. He makes tough calls, unpopular calls and sees them through. And in this latest debate over Iraq, he was right all along.