Thad McCotter: ‘The Longest Of Long Shots’

Rep. McCotter is a strong personality with a great political future, but he is not yet White House material. Given that a sitting House member has not won the presidency since 1880, he is not only the longest of long shots to defeat President Obama, but the same can be said for his chances of winning the GOP nomination.

Once McCotter’s previous pro-union positions come to light, he is likely to fall out of favor with fiscal conservatives and the tea party. The real question is what is McCotter angling for long term by running in 2012: a future White House run or another office?

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