Re: Democratic catfight to the finish,helps McCain

Well, the Democrats fighting each other may help McCain, but I believe it really will not make much of a difference. I believe John McCain is going to have an uphill fight...at best. First off, if the 2006 elections were any kind of a barometer, McCain is going to be crushed. Second, I believe that America is fed up with republicans. I believe that they will want to see a new party in power for a while. Last, but certainly not least, is the McCains support of the Iraq War. His statement of having to stay in Iraq for 50 years or more could very well be his death sentence, should the opposing candidate bring that issue and quote up.


Also, for the record, I am not opposed to John McCain, but I am supporting everyone but Hillary.

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