So Frist won by a hefty margin, but what was really interesting was that this conference showed that John McCain can be a prissy little bitch and a bad loser in addition to being the tough guy maverick I know and am tired of.
First, McCain told all his supporters not to vote for him, but to write in "President Bush" instead. "For the next three years, with the country at war, he's our President, and the only one who must have our support today," he said.
Ahhh. How cute. The independently-minded take-no-shit guy is the Republican Party's biggest brown-noser.
But, that's not all there is to the story. Trent Lott, who was also there and is, inexplicably, a McCain supporter (McCain is, apparently, going to be a fan of the Southern Strategy), started complaining to the press that Dr. Frist was bussing people in from Memphis to vote for him. Which was probably true, but the point is that it adds another dimension to McCain's actions.
Clearly, McCain assumed he couldn't win the straw poll, so he vamped it up for the Prez and had Lott try to discredit Frist's impending victory.
McCain, as I've been trying to tell people for awhile, doesn't have what it takes to win the nomination. He doesn't have the political savvy, but I don't mean that in a good, he's just so honest and forthright-type of way, but in a this man doesn't know what he's doing-type of way.