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Monday, July 02, 2007
McCain's campaign seems to be in a death-spiral.

As readers know, I like Brownback. But the best that can be said of Brownback as a presidential candidate this time around is that so far, he is nearly sweeping his immediate circle of friends, and has a solid lead within his own campaign staff. He may do well in the Iowa straw poll on August 11 (not to be confused with the Iowa Caucuses on January 14), in part because most of the others are skipping it, and in part because of his farm-state roots. And if he does well in the straw poll, he could parlay that into an "exceeds expectations" in the caucuses.

But if not? ... Fred?