Since Chris is making fun of Fred! I’ll make fun of the Breck Girl. It seems the fewer votes he gets, the more he sounds like he just won the nomination in his concession speeches. I think Mary Katherine Ham put it best when she said Edwards remains in the race because he has nothing better to do. Seriously John, give it up.
With that out of the way I’ll say that yes I wanted Fred Thompson in the race because we needed a candidate who could clearly articulate a conservative message, could unite the GOP and had a chance to win in November. I’ve been disappointed in how Thompson has performed and flirted with supporting Huckabee.
Karl Rove described the GOP race well when he said most Republicans could see themselves voting for about three or four of the top candidates. That’s certainly true for me with one exception – John McCain. I’m not trying to start a fight with my friend Bull Moose but McCain really rubs me the wrong way. My problem with McCain is summed up by saying he spends most of his time praising his Democratic opponents and attacking his friends.
What’s a guy like me to do? Thompson may not be in the race on February 5 and I’m not convinced Huckabee has the money and organizational strength to challenge McCain nationwide. Rudy’s plan to wait for Florida most likely won’t work and he’s certainly not a conservative alternative to McCain. Therefore, I’m left with Romney as the anti-McCain. Romney has the money to last and as things stand now, he leads the delegate count. Sure he’s changed his position on several issues, but he’s unlikely to change back at this point. So, if the vote were taken in Georgia today, I’d be voting for Mitt Romney.