Tuesday, August 02, 2005
President Allen IAgain
Allen, however, looks to me like a better candidate for the nomination than for the general election. While Allen was generally a popular governor, he was much stronger in rural Virginia (which resembles the states the GOP can take for granted in a presidential election) than in the Washington suburbs (which are more like the swing states). For all his genial exterior, he can also be a brutally tough partisan, in a way that may not endear him to moderates.