The Corner

No Doubt?

Kate, you say there is “no doubt” that Rudy Giuliani will not be the nominee of the GOP? Hmmm. Guess that’s why he and John McCain, of whom you would probably say the same thing, score 30 percent each in polls of Republican primary voters while others whose views are presumably more congruent with conservative conventional wisdom are hovering at 3-4 percent. At some point, numbers like these are going to mean something real that those who have “no doubt” about the way 2008 is heading are going to have to take very seriously — especially given the GOP’s propensity to select frontrunners. Maybe it would be a mistake for Giuliani or McCain to win the nomination, but that doesn’t mean one or the other isn’t going to.

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