There is talk today that Mitt Romney may be close to pulling out of the race for the GOP nomination in 2008. Last night, Mike Huckabee and front runner John McCain received the biggest headlines after all the vote were counted on Super Tuesday. While the conservative Republican establishment has jumped on board with Romney, not enough regular rank and file GOP voters have done the same. The past week, there was been nothing but nastiness coming out the mouths of some conservative leaders in regards to not only John McCain, but also Mike Huckabee. Proving that both the Republican and Democrat primary voters want change, the conservative establishment support of Mitt Romney could be hurting him more than helping.
Right now, the GOP might be looking at a John McCain/Mike Huckabee ticket this fall which would be a terrible disappointment to GOP heavy weights like Rush Limbaugh that believe McCain and Huckabee are too moderate to serve. Last night, John McCain proved that he can win in large northeastern states and Mike Huckabee ran very strong in the south. Neither McCain or Huckabee are considered strong social conservatives and the fact that both of these men continue to win elections in the GOP proves that Republican voters want change just as much as Democrats do.
As I have said before, President Bush is the driving force behind this American change movement because of his stubborn leadership style. Even people like myself that initially voted for and support his presidency have lost faith in him as an American leader. If the GOP ticket is made up of John McCain and Mike Huckabee I think they will run well against Hillary Clinton in the fall. However, if the democratic nominee is Barack Obama – I don't think they will be able to beat him. In so many ways, President Bush has changed the American political landscape in 2008. Early on, conventional wisdom was thrown out the window in favor of anything that did not look or sound like President Bush.
Now we are looking at a real possibility that John McCain and Mike Huckabee could be the GOP nominees for President and Vice President in 2008. No one except maybe these two men saw that possibility at the end of last year. When American voters want change, that is what they are going to get whether that change makes any sense or not. There is so much dislike for President Bush right now and the fact that he is seen as a social conservative is hurting that entire movement in 2008.
Read more about John McCain:
John McCain Wins Without Rush Limbaugh Support
John McCain Lead, Real Or Just Mainstream Media Driven?
South Carolina Memories For John McCain Campaign
John McCain Won New Hampshire, What Next?
John McCain Running Against Barack Obama In New Hampshire
Read more about Mike Huckabee:
Mike Huckabee Spoiler, Dividing Conservative Votes
Will Mike Huckabee's Poll Lead Turn Into Victory Tonight?
Mike Huckabee Aide Attacks Rush Limbaugh, Mistake?
Mike Huckabee's Religion/Foreign Policy Scares Me
Mike Huckabee's Weak Performance In Wednesday's GOP Debate