By far the biggest problem the Republican coalition has right now is moderates who refuse to accept defeat at the hands of conservatives. Think Dede Scozzafava endorsing the Democrat in NY-23. Think Charlie Crist and Arlen Specter bailing the party
and running against the Republican when it became clear that they would lose their primaries. Think Lincoln Chafee currently running as an independent for Governor of Rhode Island despite the NRSC spending millions
to help him defeat a conservative in the primary
. I defy Meghan McCain to identify a conservative candidate who acted or behaved in this way towards the party after a primary loss.Leon H. Wolf
Mr. Wolf made this observation while writing a review of Meghan McCain's book, Dirty, Sexy Politics
. I don't think he liked it very much. We might soon have to add Sen. Murkowski (R-AK)
to the list of moderate Republicans who can't let go.
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