Saturday, September 02, 2006

McCain on Top in Hotline WH08 Rankings

The Hotline has issued it's monthly White House 08 rankings and John McCain is on top again. They say Mccain needs to do the following:

[]identify and remove the roadblocks that kept him from the nomination in '00. His brain trust has dedicated its waking hours to this task. Not enough money? McCain builds a broad donor base. Lack of Southern support? McCain methodically courts southern politicians and donors. Lack of credibility with the activist elite? Opinion drivers join McCain's PAC. Opposition from social conservatives? McCain goes out of his way to be civil and accommodating.

Hotline based its rankings on the following factors:

These rankings are based on a number of factors, including organization, money, buzz and polling. The candidates in our two top spots are the ones who are doing well in all four attributes. As always, these rankings are done in coordination with Hotline Associate Editor Marc Ambinder.

Straight Talk Iowa Style has been receiving reports that tell us McCain is ramping up the organization builidng efforts from the top down. Iowans will have to wait till after the mid-terms to see any further action and rightfully so.

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