Regular PD reader Bruce sent along an interesting piece from The Politico that some GOP pundits think that (brace yourself for this) Hillary Clinton may be right and that McCain could beat Barack Obama by a margin greater than Dubbya beat John Kerry in 2004.

Among the 10 strategists interviewed by Politico for this story, there was near-uniform belief that had any other Republican been nominated, the party’s prospects in November would be nil.

“No disrespect to the other candidates,” said GOP pollster Glen Bolger, “but if anyone else had been nominated we’d be toast.”

Whoda thunk it?