The Republican Field
April 2, 2007 09:46 AM
Bob Novak writes:
In just three weeks, Fred Thompson has improbably transformed the contest for the Republican presidential nomination. It is not merely that he has come from nowhere to double digits in national polls. He is the talk of GOP political circles, because he is filling the conservative void in the Republican field.
A FOX News poll out last week had Guiliani at 36%, McCain at 20%, Thompson at 10% and Romney at 7.5%. Thompson is doing very, very well for someone who is only hinting about running. Novak says he's serious, and that Thompson's wife is "all for it." And you know what that means: He's in. Guiliani, I believe, is peaking at 36%, which is based largely on name recognition and post 9/11 warm fuzzies. I think he knows he can't do better, and is running for VP. McCain, as always, is delusional. I like Romney, and don't know why he isn't doing better. He has raised a pile of money.
As for the Dems, Hillary's at 34%, Obama's at 23%, Edwards and Gore are both at 15%. No surprises there. The media certainly can't stop talking about Hillary and Obama, can they?