One of the cheery side-notes (for me, at least) of the McCain sleigh ride (with Huckabee hanging on to the back of the sleigh legs a’flyin’) is that the right wing really really hates this guy. I don’t listen to Rush-mo or Hannity or any of the other right-ist savagery but I do know they all hate McCain. The National Review (which I do read) endorsed Romney (ah, sic transit g-l-o-r-i-a), partially because of disdain for McCain and Huckabee.
So..why so cheery? I’m interpreting this to mean that the influence of the Rush, the Hannity and others of their ilk is diminished, or at least diminishing.
Ironically, to me, both of the remaining GOP candidates are pretty dang conservative. Apparently they don’t want to shoot Mexicans at the border, are a bit squeamish on the torture front, and don’t fall into a sneering swoon when global warming is mentioned.
But, for the love of God, Huckabee doesn’t believe in evolution and supports the abolition of the income tax (to be replaced with a repulsive national sales tax…that house costs HOW much??). McCain has a solid conservative voting record and apparently supports the second coming of the 100 Years War.
So, it’s not like we are getting any real moderates coming from the grand old party..just some folks that don’t march lock-step with the right right.
At the very least, I’m grateful for that much…