Unfortunately for conservatives, McCain is not one of us. He loves to court liberal Democrats and "reach across the aisle" in a "spirit of bipartisanship." What those noble sounding catchphrases really mean are that McCain likes to back Democrats and liberal ideas to boost his personal standing with the Washington elite and members of the media.
It amazes me that the GOP seems on the verge of electing John McCain as its standard bearer. This is the guy who is wrong on taxes, wrong on immigration and wrong on campaign finance "reform."
One reason, of course, is that Democrats and so-called independents are voting for McCain in droves in primaries around the country. These folks aren't likely to vote for him in the general election, just like his friends in the media aren't going to support him over Hillary Clinton or Barak Obama, but they love seeing this "moderate" nominated instead of a conservative contender.
The time is now, if it isn't already too late, for conservatives to rally around a candidate or candidates to keep McCain from gaining the Republican nomination and "moderating" the GOP right out of relevance and possibly right out of existence.
Editor's note: This entry was originally posted on February 6, 2008, before Mitt Romney dropped out of the race. I did some internal housekeeping and changed the name of the blog, requiring a re-posting tonight. It pains me to say that today's developments proved my worry that it might already be too late correct. I wish that I was wrong to worry about what has become reality.