McCain's Sad Decline

Folks, I hate to say it, because I like him personally, but John McCain is close to being toast. His campaign has underperformed on the fundraising front and overspent beyond the level of incompetence. Excuse me, but spending $22,000,000 of $24,000,000 in the
first six months before a vote has been cast, a TV ad aired, or a straw poll taken? Absurd.

His only chance is to totally retool, fire his financial managers, and go back to the "Straight Talk Express." He will have to barnstorm Iowa and New Hampshire and get back to a grassroots campaign. Leave the Senate behind and REALLY run for President.

He now has a scarlet letter I tattooed on his forehead, standing, of course, for "Immigration." The right wing of the Republican Party won't let him forget it from now until January 2008. Can he turn that into a "Profile of Courage," or will it be a profile of disaster in this Republican Party?

Right now, unless there is radical surgery to the McCain campaign, I would doubt he makes it until the fall. Sad. We probably could use his voice speaking out to add some sanity to this crowd of off-the-wall, pandering Republican candidates.