Tonight I'm watching McCain give a victory speech in New Hampshire after beating Mitt Romney by about 7 percentage points. While McCain has never been my candidate, I think he's coming across fairly well here, and also in his PajamasMedia interview yesterday. I think McCain is strong on foreign policy and the War on Terror, it's his domestic issues that leave me cold.
I heard McCain speak in person at the Heritage Foundation last year and thought he seemed tired and a bit old. But I must say, I now find him more energized and focused than I did last year.
The race between The Clintons and Obama is tight, but Hillary is still in the lead. I frankly hope that she beats him. To me, Obama is the less appealing candidate of the two of them because he's very idealistic and has so little practical experience. In the end, it's principles, issues and character rather than personalities, charm and hope I'm interested in.
Fred Thompson continues to disappoint. And so far, I haven't heard a peep about Mike Huckabee.