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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Jockeying conservatives from the horses' mouths

Sean has a great post up on the current cycle of campaign ads. Some of my two cents:

“but none of us know how he’d react when push came to shove and he had to make a tough decision weighing conservative principles against political expediency.”

Coulda read that one eight years ago, but who knew the right’s leadership would sell out so solidly? McCain seemed like a well-intentioned maverick, Bush seemed like a sincere conservative, and weren’t we all in favor of getting beyond right-left polarization?

Fast-forward almost a decade, and I’m not sure there’s a simple lesson there. It could signal that we’ll continue on the current wobbly course, be it at Hillary’s, Obama’s, McCain’s or Romney’s hand.

But wait, there's more.