So we all knew John McCain was going to stampede to the right so that he could secure the conservative/evangelical/facist/crazy/xenophobic/homophobic/and just generally phobic vote.
What with the whole speaking at Jerry Falwell's university, and retracting his comment six years ago that Falwell was an "agent of intolerance." etc, etc.
But what has this gained him with the voters?
Not much according to a recent poll conducted by Charlie Cook. The Cook Political Report is one of the most respected political newsletters in Washington, and has been for years. I'd send you to the website but it's expensive and none of us can afford it.
But it's interesting to read excerpts that are published on other blogs. Like this one from MyDD.com .
In the most recent poll about the '08 race (still way too early I know, but this one is interesting) John McCain has lost some serious ground against Hills. In the last poll McCain had a ten point advantage (47% to 37%), but in the latest poll McCain's lead has been sliced in half--44% to 39%.
Hopefully McCain won't realize that people liked him because he seemed
to be a moderate who was willing to challenge the President and be a little different from the other Republicans. So when he goes to the right, all those independents have trouble following.
He has to go farther to the right to sew up the nomination, and hopefully this trend will continue.