Virginia Senator George Allen was once thought to be a leading candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
Now, after a re-election campaign for US Senate against Democrat Jim Webb it is still uncertain if Allen will win another term. Right now, according to CNN, Webb is holding a one percent lead with 50% to Allen's 49%, third party candidate Gail Parker is coming in with just 1% of the vote.
During his campaign, as it is well known, Allen was went under fire for a remark that he made while on the campaign that is considered as a racial slur. Due this incident more was dug up from his past that resulted in hurting his campaign even more.
Even if Allen does turn out as the winner in this election, it will be nearly impossible for him to become the Republican nominee and even more so to win the general election in 2008.