It looks like Pataki

While it doesn’t make any sense according to the conventional wisdom, it looks to me as if Gov. Pataki is the likely Republican nominee for president in 2008. The Nostradamine auguries also indicate that war with Iran is unlikely, unless the USA is willing to go without a backing coalition.

I still think the Republican will merely play the role of the sacrificial lamb, but I could certainly be wrong. Time will tell.