last summer when Rudy Giuliani was riding high, and I projected
again during one of his many swings through California , that the former New York would never get the GOP presidential nomination. Heâ€™s too New York, too pro-illegal immigration and too bald.
Now it is official: Giuliani is dead meat
So Iâ€™ll make another prediction: McCain will never make it to the top spot either. Heâ€™s got too much anti-GOP baggage and as much personal dirt
on him as Giuliani does. In McCainâ€™s case it hasnâ€™t all come out yetâ€¦but it will.
During our recent interview Todd Hartley, my host on a recent
PHXnews.COM Immigration PodCast, told me that McCain is the most hated
Republican in Arizona .
A McCain nomination is unlikely for the most obvious of reasons. McCain is committed to George Bushâ€™s Iraq War policy and open borders immigration agenda, the two major factors that have contributed to the presidentâ€™s 30 percent approval rating.
Whatâ€™s McCain going to do
—campaign on the platform of a sustained war and more immigration? Even against equally staunch proponents of unchecked immigration, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (who is still promising driverâ€™s licenses to illegal aliens
), thatâ€™s an invitation for the Democrats to waltz into the White House.
At least Clinton and Obama have the war issue on their side.
The Republicans need to put someone up who at least can give the appearance of being serious about ending illegal immigration: ideally Ron Paul
but more probably Mitt Romney
Hereâ€™s something to watch for also. McCain is old! Notice in film clips from his campaign stops McCainâ€™s heavy reliance on railings, his wifeâ€™s arm and the presence of aides to help him up and down airplane stairs and on and off the podium.