He is rumored to have said "I belong to no organized political party. I am a Democrat." Hillary Clinton defeated Obama by a quarter of a million votes in the first big state "polled" this political silly season. Her margin of victory over Obama was more or less equal to Edwards’ total vote. Nevertheless, she (at least temporarily) gets no delegates for that because the Democrats can’t organize themselves enough to agree on the rules of their game. Sad. Still, a victory like that is significant. If she does that well in California, Obama better start thinking about what a nice lady she is and that living in the VP’s house for eight years might not be so bad. She won by 150,000 votes more than McCain’s margin over Romney. Apples and Oranges? I don’t think so.
Romney says he wants to "throw the scoundrels out of Washington." Lots of Washington "scoundrels" are backing him in the hope of stopping McCain. McCain is not shamming when he says he dislikes the "scoundrels" and he begins to look unstoppable. He will need a conservative Southern VP candidate on his ticket. Thompson is un-inspiring. Perhaps there is someone else out there.
Giuliani? He appears to me to have fallen prey to the notion that "flyover country" meant everything outside of the New York City metropolitan area, south Florida, greater LA and the Hub. This is a common misconception among the "sophisticates." So, tant pis pour lui. He should not expect that McCain will want him as VP.
I am going on an overseas trip this evening and will be back in a week. I will try to write from the trip. pl