With the McCain surge the press has long been calling for now showing signs of actually emerging, it's worth pointing out that a McCain nomination would be bad news for Democrats . . . the press loves the guy, he does well in early polls, and while he has terrible policy views he doesn't have much in the way of the sort of trivial slip-ups that really hurt you in a campaign. Folks should read Matt Welch's McCain: The Myth of a Maverick.
Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.