Well, my week off from ’08 reportage is long spent, and we’ve got a whole world with which to catch up, that of the Grand Old Party.
The Dem chasepack hovers behind three clear leaders, one of whom is particularly assured, particularly platitudinous, and already ‘playing not to lose’ like incumbents do. Barring an unprecedented flub or Al Gore, I expect no serious challenges to this “not crap, not crap, crap” triumvirate (not a bad nc/c ratio, really!)
Meanwhile, the other team is in a bit of a quagmire, so much so that eyes are turning to these as-yet-undeclared: the Law + Order/Die Hard 2 guy, an adulterous critic of adultery and the dove(-ish) Republican.
My question for you, reading public. Who’s gonna win the GOP nomination? And which candidate would you fear the most in a general election?