Hey, call this your pre-Thanksgiving open thread, but I’m setting the tone! Who’s your horse going into the Presidential races of 2008? I am only focusing on Republicans in this one, because, well, I’m a Republican. One of our Democratic friends can start one on their side…
We’ve got John McCain, Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich leading the in the race as of now with Mike Huckabee, Sam Brownback, and maybe a couple of others trailing in the rear.
In 2000 McCain was the real American Hero going up against the Bush Dynasty. Now he’s back! We have Mayor Giuliani living off of post-9/11 glory and Mitt Romney trying to take the right. Newt Gingrich is taking a new approach (refreshing) and putting forth ideas first and foremost in exploring the Presidential terrain.
I really like McCain, Giuliani, and Newt. I don’t trust Romney. He’s too slick. As long as McCain doesn’t abandon the reformer with results slogan and sell his sole to the far right, he might have a chance. Newt may put some ideas out there that are so compelling, they trump his own personal shortcomings. And Rudy, well, many accolades for post-9/11, but prior to that, Rudy was pretty much exiting stage left from the national scene.
Anyway, chime in with your own comments.