This really just points to the ridiculousness of the process, doesn't it?
Anyway, in case you hadn't heard, John McCain is the newest announced candidate for the GOP nomination! Wow! Maybe he can be the savior candidate that all the conservatives are looking for... ah, never mind. McCain's trying to save his candidacy.
In his corner stands one David Brooks, who said on NPR's All Things Considered that Republicans are eager to flirt with Newt Gingrich, but that McCain's Iraq position will eventually garner him the nomination. Frankly, I'm confused by the GOP field at this point, and can't discount Brooks' take at this time, but it would surprise me. McCain is so disliked in so many corners of the base that it would only seem possible if the other candidates spent the front of the primaries destroying each other, while McCain consistently pulled into 3rd (or 2nd) and proved himself even tempered and a survivor of the slime. We'll see.