Has The Angry Right Handed McCain His Sister Souljah Opportunity?
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The conventional wisdom is that Senator John McCain, now the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party, has to go to CPAC and prostrate himself before "the base", confess his many sins of impurity and vow never to sin again.
Here's betting he doesn't do it. The angry Right, with its drama queen pronunciations that McCain is "unacceptable" has given the senator a rare opportunity to do himself and the country a world of good by telling them (sweetly, of course) to go stuff themselves.
After Tuesday, McCain will not need "the base" for a good half year. Oh, sure, it would be nice to have them not sniping at them constantly. But they'll get over it well before the convention rolls around as they start paying more attention to Hillbama.
And think about the media's reaction. Senator stands up to radical right. Denounces Ann Coulter as an agent of intolerance, urges her to go support Hillary. Gives out cards to the CPAC attendees with Obama's website address, says go jump off a cliff if it makes you happy.
It's been quite easy to see how unsuccessful the left blogosphere and left-wing radio have been. Even the Democrats know now that they're largely a paper tiger, able to raise money but not able to swing elections.
Perhaps it is time for the right blogosphere and right-wing radio to learn the same lesson.
Labels: CPAC, John McCain