Rust never sleeps, and neither does political prognostication…
George Allen has conceded, and at first glance his political prospects are in a shambles.
However, I have a hunch he is in St. Barton’s mode, as related in the old verse:
From: St. Barton’s Ode
‘Fight on, my men!’ says Sir Andrew Barton,
‘I am hurt, but I am not slain;
I’le lay me downe and bleed a-while,
And then I’le rise and fight again.
With Tom Davis in the wings, fresh off a successful reelection effort and potentially offering the GOP the NoVA antidote they need, it is likely too much to think of George Allen running in 2008 in the event of a John Warner retirement.
However, in six years Allen will be the same age as Jim Webb is now. Six years to burnish his reputation. Six years to raise money for candidates across Virginia, where he clearly still has enormous support.
I suggest that is what is going to happen…save your Allen stuff, because 2012 is right around the corner.