According to the AP, McCain now has enough delegates to be the Republican Nominee for President.
Now that we’re here, let’s focus on what we can do to make the party as effective as possible. We have a platform to deal with, we have House and Senate seats to win, we need to build the strongest case, now more than ever, for a more conservative platform.
Let’s also remember it’s not just about the President. It’s about the team he puts together… they do substantially more of the thinking than the President himself does. Let’s hope McCain plans on some smart choices in the Cabinet and White House staff.…
I’ve already read a number of strong and thought provoking comments around various blogs as people have anticipated (prior to yesterday’s announcement) and reacted to Fred’s departure from the race. There is significant support for Fred’s message, disappointment (and some outrage) over his announcement, and frustration that the remaining lot of Republican candidates leave much to be desired. What is a conservative voter to do?
Some have suggested other candidates. Those that would be happy to have anyone other than Hillary or Obama in office lean heavily toward one of the front runners, who I think are in the position they are in because of one of three things:
- Their elect-ability (I despise this reason)
- Their message appeals to many who are toward the middle