GOP UPDATE….The Republican presidential race just keeps getting weirder. The Christian Right seems to be gearing up for a full-scale war against Rudy Giuliani, and it’s hard to believe he can win the nomination in the face of this onslaught. Mitt Romney, on the other hand, still has his whole Mormon problem, and it doesn’t seem to be going away. Meanwhile, John McCain is languishing in nowheresville, Fred Thompson is impressing no one (and he’s already been blackballed by James Dobson anyway), and no one else is a serious contender. It’s really hard to see how anyone wins this thing.

In fact, even though I guess I don’t really believe this, it sure seems as the Republican Party is heading for a brokered convention this year. A battered, bloody, and bruised brokered convention. It’s the prediction that never comes true, but who knows? Maybe dark horse Mike Huckabee will win on the 27th ballot?