Surprisingly Liberal

This well-crafted ad is a lesson for the McCain team – if you are going to flame, you shouldn’t do so from a matchstick house. Recently they criticized Mitt Romney for “being for timelines in Iraq”. While you could take a bit out of context and say that it was true (Mitt was talking about setting non-public politcal goals with the gov’t of Iraq) it was essentially untrue when put in context.

Here are things that are true, and not a stretch:

My single greatest beef with John McCain has always been the gang of fourteen. Contrary to public perceptions it was not just about judges. It was about allowing the minority party veto power by requiring a super-majority for anything the Republicans did. It took the “nuclear option” of stopping the filibuster-everything tactics of the minority off the table, and hamstrung the Republican majority in many ways. The rancor and disunity afterwards was everything Democratic strategists could hope for.

Rudy Bows, But not Quite Out

Rudy Giuliani made a concession speech in the Florida primary last night that was close to an “I’m quitting” speech. That appears to me to be the signal that he’s going to stay in for the debates, and save his campaign ending speech for a moment that’s opportune to endorse another candidate.

Rumor has it that it will be McCain, but we won’t know until it happens. That in mind I’ve pulled his campaign button off the site and will be replacing it with a Romney button as soon as I can find one.

If Rudy endorses McCain, I’ll still be voting Romney.

Update: Rudy Giuliani endorsed McCain.