One does hear a lot of this sort of thing these days. From a reader:
My prediction for the GOP pick for Pres in 2008 is based on “Who’s turn is it?” In 1976, it was Ford’s turn. Reagan was 2nd. In 1980 is was Reagan’s turn. GHW Bush was 2nd. In 1988, It was GHW Bush’s turn. Dole was 2nd. In 1996, it was Dole’s turn. 2nd place didn’t factor. In 2000 it was GW Bush’s turn. McCain was 2nd. In 2008 it will be McCain’s turn.