I think you are misreading it... historically the nominees for Republican president come from the runners-up in the previous cycle...that makes Romney & Huckabee at the top. Losing VP candidates have had no impact historically...based on that, Cantor (who wanted to be McCain’s VP) is looking for a strong candidate to attach to, and in his opinion it is NOT Palin...I think Barbour is keeping his options open, with the same opinion of Palin at this point...magritte
I think that you don’t get it, the choice of republicans is Governor Palin by a wide margin, the establishment cannot keep a strong candidate from sweeping the primaries.
You are wrong in your assessment of Romney and Cantor.
Romney / Cantor 2012 ...magritte
5 posted on Monday, August 25, 2008 5:09:38 PM by magritte
you may be in touch with history and the the republican machine—but i feel that you, barbour, and cantor are out of touch with the sentiments of this country and underestimate Palin’s ability to win without the establishment’s help. she broke the GOP machine cycle on tiny-baby scale in Alaska. she is capable of doing it on a bigger stage.