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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Ryan says:

    Huntsman would have a real shot at the Presidency if it were 1968. In 2009, the leading voices in the GOP presidential race are Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich. There is precisely zero evidence that the conservative base is at all interested in being led by responsible adults.Report

    • Avatar Mark Thompson in reply to Ryan says:

      You may overestimate the power of the movement conservative base in terms of actual voting strength, particularly as long as its loyalties are split amongst multiple likely candidates. Indeed, say what you will about John McCain, he is not someone who the base supported in the least bit. Short of a couple Senators from Maine, there’s probably not a single Republican the base hates more.Report

      • Avatar Ryan in reply to Mark Thompson says:

        McCain benefited from next-in-line-ism, establishment support, and massive goodwill among independents. Perhaps I was a little glib in discounting Huntsman on purely conservative grounds, but he has none of those things going for him either.

        Also, if you think the next GOP nominee won’t be substantially to the right of McCain, I’m having a huge sale on bridges.Report