On January 20th, 2009, when either Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney, John Edwards or Barack Obama is sworn in as the nation’s 44th president as Rudy Giuliani, private citizen looks on, it’s quite possible that we’ll all look back at comments made by his son Andrew as the pivotal moment that cost his dad the presidency.
George Allen’s self-destruction has been stunning to watch. He’ll likely make it back to the Senate, but I don’t see how he gets to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. For the GOP, it’s now between Romney and McCain and the central question that will decide that race is this: Can Evangelical Christians set aside serious theological differences with the Mormon Romney, and focus on the broad common political and social values they share with him? Which begs the question: if he does win, what book would he place his hand on at the swearing in ceremony?