Here is John J. Miller at the Corner on McClintock: "So McClintock didnt win and didnt spoil--seems he wasnt even a factor. Will he be in the future? I would have voted for him, but a part of me wishes he had endorsed Arnold last week, if only to maintain his viability within the GOP. I want McClintock to have a political future in California, but I fear that he wont have much of one now. Some folks have suggested that he run for the Senate against Barbara Boxer next year, but Ive always thought this would be a mistake. McClintocks strength is on state budget matters, and a race for office in DC wouldnt play to that. Hes much more suited for state controller, an office he nearly captured last year. The rap on my man all along has been that hes not a team player, and theres plenty of truth to it. His reluctance to play with the team usually has been based on sound principle, but now Im afraid that hes going to spend the rest of his political career on the backbench. My guess is weve heard the last of him, except as an occasional speaker at right-wing confabs. This saddens me. Is anybody more optimistic?"