The national championship of politics

Jonathan Garthwaite
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Posted: Dec 03, 2007 11:32 AM
Will John McCain back into the nomination like Ohio State and LSU landed in the title game by way of having #1 through #4 lose in the final two weeks?   Sound crazy?  Perhaps, but a month before Iowa there is nothing approaching an odds-on-favorite.  

Well... The national championship game is January 7th.  The next day is New Hampshire.

From MSNBC's First Read:

The survivor? We can’t believe we’re saying this, but the idea of McCain as last man standing in the GOP field is suddenly not so crazy. The thinking behind this is: 1) Huckabee wins Iowa, but there is no way the Republican Party hands the nomination to Huckabee; 2) Rudy’s next three weeks are as brutal as last week; and 3) Thompson doesn’t catch fire. If those three things happen, then McCain becomes a stronger possibility, right? In fact, does anyone else see the parallels between this year's BCS and the GOP race? No one seems to want to be No.1. But, eventually, someone has to play for the title -- er -- nomination. Before this year, no two-loss team had been in the national title game. If there is any candidate that looks like a two-loss team, it's McCain.