Monday, October 15, 2007

McCain Making a Comeback?

Looks like finally got his house back in order at least...

From the Politico:

McCain is bouncing back
"Republican presidential hopeful John McCain is back, two months after he was given up for dead.
McCain was helped by progress in Iraq and a strong showing in a recent New Hampshire debate.

Also, the John McCain of old is back, saying what he means and letting the chips fall where they may. He is much more comfortable campaigning as an insurgent than as an insider.

McCain returned to South Carolina — drawing large crowds — with his unique brand of straight talk coupled with unwavering conviction for causes he believes are in the nation’s best interest.

“What we are seeing is a genuine John McCain on the stump,” said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a longtime McCain supporter."

If McCain can keep his ducks in a row and stick and stick to being McCain the maverick rather than McCain the carefully coached political pro he may be able to make a decent run given the bases current dissatisfaction with Giuliani's socially liberal positions. Particularly if we continue to see advances in Iraq. Although if the Straight Talk Express publicly blows another tire he's done for.