'Maybe we overcompensated'
Reading this analysis
, I was struck how sincerity was never a plausible option for Mitt and his strategists. Even the attempt to come across as 'honest and straightforward' was ultimately calculated and contrived. ... John Farrell
, brace youself: Bay Buchanan
, a Romney staffer and sister of Pat Buchanan, declared after Mitt's withdrawal yesterday: “We see him as our future leader.” ... Good point
: Reagan, Bush I, Dole and now McCain all lost GOP nomination fights before they won a nomination fight. Unfortunately, the Glorious Future Leader (pronounce it with a Rocky-and-Bullwinkle Russian accent for full effect) understands this. ... I enjoyed this conservative broadside
at conservative blowhards:
It is as if they think U.S. senators should spend the day pointing peashooters at each other. They don't want results. They want a food fight.
This is not the conservative base; it is the kiddie wing of the Republican Party. At the end of the day, it is all about the McCain haters' precious feelings.
It's the same argumentative mindset that prompted a kiddie conservative to write an entire book
settling old name-calling scores. ... You calling me a fascist? You're the fascist!
... The future of the 'conservative movement' is, figuratively and literally, not very bright. ...