There's an interesting article in the
It's not a secret that much of the establishment is backing McCain or Romney. However, the Weekly Standard forgot one thing. This might not be a two way race. George Allen, Tom Tancredo, Rudy Giuliani, and Newt Gingrich may all run. Then there are darkhorses. Governors like Tim Pawlenty and Bill Owens. Maybe Mark Sanford will change his mind. Maybe the draft Mike Pence movement succeeds. Who knows. Governors become presidents - Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush. Bush didn't become a frontrunner until after a big showing in the 1998 gubenatorial race.
Whatever the case is, I don't like coronations in general, and McCain/Romney are certainly no exception. The media and Weekly Standard love McCain, and some party insiders like him since they think he's their best shot to win. I can't back him for dogcatcher. He's a gun grabber, yaps about "chicken little" global warming, opposes tax cuts, opposes the first amendment with his McCain/Feingold law, led the gang of 14 on judges, has an ego the size of Alaska, and always pushes for government to get involved in things it doesn't belong in - such as the UFC and baseball. McCain wouldn't get my vote for dogcatcher.
As for Romney, where does he stand? Being against gay marriage isn't all it takes to be conservative. Massachusetts has government run health care now? On life issues, is his flip from pro-choice to pro-life real or political? Then there's his signing of an ugly gun ban. Romney has a lot to prove to me before I could back him. Being a Michigan native isn't enough.
Between this choice of A or B, I pick C.