by Stephen Tall on January 2, 2007
I’ve steered clear of risking any New Year predictions… until now. I’ve a hunch Senator John McCain (R-AZ), the long-term favourite, will fail to secure the Republican presidential nomination. (And not just because it enables me to use that headline.)
This premonition has been semi-confirmed by his decision to out-hawk President Bush by urging a ‘surge’ of 30,000 more troops into Iraq – a position cannily tainted the ‘McCain doctrine’ by Democratic presidential contender, former Senator John Edwards.
As Taegan Goddard notes:
Expect the phrase to be picked up by other 2008 presidential candidates soon.