Oh Please...Oh Please...

John McCain has been getting kicked around pretty seriously of late, from his super-close ties with lobbyists, to his inability to spend money until September, to his crazy temper. It's enough to give the Republican party a bit of buyers' remorse.

But the only candidates still in the race challenging St. John are Mike Huckabee, whose refusal to state that taxes are a tool of Satan and refusal to state that women aren't tools of Satan makes him a less-than-attractive candidate; Ron Paul, who's so deeply unpopular among rank-and-file Republicans that he could well lose his seat in the House in next Tuesday's Texas primary; and Alan Keyes, who is Alan Keyes.

So who could sweep back into the Republican race to make life hard on Johnny Mac? Who indeed:
Josh Romney, one of former Gov. Mitt Romney's five sons, says it's "possible" his father may rejoin the race for the White House, as a vice presidential candidate or as the Republican Party's standard-bearer if the campaign of Sen. John McCain falters.

The 60-year-old Romney, who "suspended" his campaign for the GOP nomination after a disappointing showing on Super Tuesday and a week later endorsed McCain, was taking a break from politics this weekend on a skiing vacation in Utah with his wife, Ann, according to his 32-year-old son.

The elder Romney, who was unable to assemble sufficient conservative support to thwart McCain, has made no public comment since the McCain camp was rocked ...

... by a controversial article in the New York Times last week first revealed in December in a posting on the Drudge Report.

The beautiful thing about this -- other than the fact that it shows continuing division in the GOP ranks -- is that it would be the ultimate way for Mitt Romney to win the GOP nomination. Think about it: he'd have flip-flopped on withdrawing from the race. It would be quintessential Mitt.

Run, Mitt, run!

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