National Journal and Chris Cilliza have come out with their rankings of Presidential candidates. Some interesting points. First the National Journal coverage:

  1. 73% of GOP insiders think that John McCain is going to win the nomination.
  2. Furthermore, 56% of GOPers think that he’s our strongest general election candidate and 71% of Dems agree.
  3. A majority of GOPers think that Romney’s religion will hurt him. Note even, from last week’s National Journal, 50% of Republicans don’t want Mitt Romney to be our nominee.

Chris Cilliza agrees with this evaluation, but does not make compelling arguments, to my mind.

Note, in contrast, that the 3/4s of Dems think that Hillary Clinton is not the best candidate for a general election, even though 69% think that she’s going to win the nomination.