Wednesday, January 30, 2008

McCain's victory in Florida is still bubbling through the blogosphere and beyond. The Corner's fighting over/intensely debating a possible McCain candidacy. Malkin's raising some sharp questions about McCain. David Brooks criticizes Romney and proclaims that "the big conservative issues [e.g. immigration and tax cuts] did not bark, once again." Hot Air offers a few thoughts. Stephen Hayes reports that McCain has said that he's not too interested in "reaching out" to talkers such as Rush Limbaugh. For his part, Limbaugh is now invoking the specter of 1976--citing "conservative" disappointment with Ford and Ford's subsequent loss in the general election.
Aspects of the right seem to be weighing the risks of a Republican loss if McCain becomes the nominee and the risks of a Republican victory if McCain becomes the nominee.