The Inside Track
George W. Bush shouldn't win the South Carolina primary this Saturday. John McCain has more momentum and broader appeal across party lines. He's also a war hero and a better campaigner, and the voting public is eager to see an assault on the special interests in Washington.
And there are other reasons Bush should lose:
Despite all Bush's wrong turns, the McCain campaign is about to run out of gas. It was fun to see McCain's upset victory in New Hampshire. But his win was more a kamikaze mission than a campaign. He simply doesn't have the resources to beat Bush. The coronation will continue. Bush will win South Carolina 44-42%, and he'll go on to win the Republican nomination and the White House. Why? First, whatever happens, his last name will still be Bush. And second, if there's one rule of thumb, it's: Don't bet against the money.