Posted: 06/19/07 23:59
by Dave Mindeman
Is John McCain finished? I realize it is pretty early to be making any final pronouncements but it is hard to imagine a more accelerated fall from grace than the "straight talk express".
New poll numbers from Iowa show McCain is now running behind Mike Huckabee? Egads! Huckabee is at 7% and McCain is in an embarrassing tie with Sam Brownback at 6% apiece.
Mitt Romney has bought his way to a 25% showing and the lead in the pack. Fred Thompson hasn't spent a cent but still managed a nice 17% showing...Guiliani is 3rd with 15%.
But, to me, the McCain train wreck is hard to imagine. Oh, I know McCain is focusing on New Hampshire and its tempting pool of independent voters who came to his rescue last time. But if McCain ends up with a dismal showing in Iowa like this.... heck, not even New Hampshire can save him.
His critics will surely point to his immigration stance. Probably true. But the "surge" support didn't help either.
Could we be seeing McCain's last hurrah? If second quarter fund raising is as disastrous as current polling..... hmmm... bye-bye Johnny.