As Jon McCain’s candidacy floats bleeding—some say dead in the water—other leading Republican candidates smell the blood and are circling for the kill. Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson are facing off, each one hoping to pick up the conservative, family-value voters. Guiliani supporters are hoping that Thompson and Romney divide the conservative Republicans and leave the field to Guiliani, who stands to pick up some of the moderate and independent voters who would have gone for McCain.
If Guiliani wins the Republican nomination, he will be likely to face Democratic nominee Dr. Carl Perrin. Neither man is going to get many conservative votes. Both have been married three times. At heart Guiliani is a moderate-liberal, but lately he has been kissing up to conservatives, for example, trying to get on all sides of the abortion issue. It’s hard to know where he really stands.
Perrin, on the other hand, has always been a liberal, and he has never kissed up to conservatives, hoping to get their votes. He is confident that the beer drinkers of American will vote for him.