Monday, May 12, 2008

The McCain Mutiny?

While Radio-Talker Rush Limbaugh is trying to stay in the limelight for another minute or two by touting the hypothetical effects of his "Operation Chaos" shtick, the Democratic Party Presidential nomination process goes on without any disruption.

The same can not be said for the Republican Party nominating process:

CARSON CITY, Nev.—State Republican Party leaders are still hunting for a date to complete a convention abruptly shut down prior to final votes on what was shaping up as a Nevada delegation to the national GOP convention with more supporters for Ron Paul than John McCain... (full article)

It looks like the 'trouble' at the Nevada GOP convention is just the beginning. The LA Times reports:
...quietly, largely under the radar of most people, the forces of Rep. Ron Paulhave been organizing across the country to stage an embarrassing public revolt against Sen. John McCain when Republicans gather for their national convention in Minnesota at the beginning of September. ...(full article)
And the 'Ron Paul Revolt' inside the Republican Party is just a small part of McCain's problems. Vaughn Ververs writes on his CBS-News blog:
Former Rep. Bob Barr announced today that he will seek the Libertarian presidential nomination, a move that could raise concern among Republicans nervous about anything that might siphon voters from John McCain this fall.

Barr, who became nationally known as one of the lead House members in President Clinton’s impeachment, is enough of a name to potentially attract disgruntled conservatives. “I've heard from Americans from all walks of life,” Barr said in announcing his run. “They want a choice. They believe that America has more and better to offer than what the current political situation is serving up to us."

While, son & grandson of Admirals, John McCain isn't yet being made to walk the GOP plank, he could be in for a keel hauling, or two, between now and November.

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