Bush: GOP Will Stay in White House

President George W. Bush is picking his political comments with strategery these days. No use gettin’ into a fight just yet.

“I’m confident we’ll hold the White House in 2008,” Bush told donors at the Republican Governors Association annual dinner, which raised a record $10.6 million for GOP gubernatorial candidates.”And I don’t want the next Republican president to be lonely,” Bush said. “And that is why we got to take the House, retake the Senate, and make sure our states are governed by Republican governors.”

I’m not convinced that the GOP has a great chance to take a majority of the House, the Senate AND call the White House home. It’s more likely that we’ll have a McCain presidency, but a Democratic majority in congress. I don’t think the Democrats will be able to run on an anti-war message like they did in ’06. They’ve been able to accomplish exactly nothing since taking the reigns more than a year ago. I think the electorate will be sure not to allow a one party majority rule in 2008.

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McCain's "Bimbo Eruption"

Courtesy of the New York Times: a bit*h slap for John McCain.

Early in Senator John McCain’s first run for the White House eight years ago, waves of anxiety swept through his small circle of advisers.A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client’s corporate jet. Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his top advisers intervened to protect the candidate from himself — instructing staff members to block the woman’s access, privately warning her away and repeatedly confronting him, several people involved in the campaign said on the condition of anonymity.When news organizations reported that Mr. McCain had written letters to government regulators on behalf of the lobbyist’s client, the former campaign associates said, some aides feared for a time that attention would fall on her involvement.

Here’s my take: the allegations are flimsy, at best. Nonetheless, McCain welcomed the publication by befriending and trusting the main stream media. He thought he was immune to this kind of thing after all those free bus rides aboard the straight talk express. This story demolishes any idea that McCain is going to get a free ride in return.

Résumés

Derbyshire.

Hillary: U.S. Senator (7 yrs). Wife of president (8 yrs). Wife of state governor (12 yrs). Amateur, but sensationally successful, trader/investor (2 yrs). Wife of state attorney general (2 yrs). “Rainmaker” lawyer (on and off). Law school, lawyering.

Obama: U.S. senator (3 yrs). State senator (8 yrs). Lawyer on behalf of community groups and discrimination claims (4 yrs). Part-time lecturing (12 yrs). Community organizing (2-3 yrs). Office work (2 yrs). Law school, lawyering.

Compare:

John McCain: U.S. senator (21 yrs). U.S. congressman (4 yrs). Businessman (2½ yrs). U.S. Navy (22 yrs, including 5½ yrs as a prisoner of war).

Heh.

Huckabee Stays, For Now

For those who thought Mike Huckabee would be quick to jump ship after the exit by Mitt Romney, guess again.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s campaign said Thursday the former governor will continue his campaign for the Republican nomination even now that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has left the race.A spokeswoman for Huckabee said the campaign plans to “press forward.”“We know it’s an uphill climb, but we knew that a year ago when we announced,” said Kirsten Fedewa, a Huckabee spokeswoman.With Romney out of the race, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) is considered by most to be the presumptive frontrunner.That said, Huckabee strung together an impressive slew of Southern victories on Super Tuesday, winning contests in his home state as well as West Virginia, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

Interesting stuff, this campaign by Huckabee. Heck, why shouldn’t he stay in? He won 5 states on Super Tuesday and only spent about 4 bucks. If he can keep that up, he’ll at least keep John McCain on his toes.That is, until he’s picked for the VEEP spot.