WATCH MCCAIN, says Rod Dreher, on National Review Online’s The Corner:
the corporate scandals might give John McCain an opening here to challenge Bush for the GOP nomination in 2004. Whatever else it did, his campaign finance reform crusade (which I didn’t support, on First Amendment grounds) gives him a history of being against “corporate fatcats.” If anything, he’s more hawkish than Bush on the war, which is the president’s strong suit. And the media love him. If the bear market continues over the next year, the country goes into a double-dip recession, and things go awry with Saddam … whaddaya think? Might Bush have to slay that dragon before taking on the Democrat in the fall?