Tom Delay looked very shaky with Neil Cavuto yesterday afternoon as he slammed John McCain during the CPAC convention. He licked his lips and tore his politics apart saying that McCain flooded his supporters into the room so that he wouldn't get booed when he gave his big speech. Here's the play. The conservatives have made it quite apparent that they are willing to concede the the'08 election, (Ingraham said the same thing to O'Reilly) make believe they are re-grouping and after two years work on 2012.
Bush and company have wounded their movement so severely that the Delay's and the Man on Dog Santorum's are cutting ties with them to try and become a viable option again. of course they supported his ever move, but they figure the media will turn a blind eye to that as the years go by.
George Macaca Allen was there too and you know that he would have been the Christian conservative of choice to run for president, but he had "that moment" which ended it for him and left a field so bad that Limbaugh was forced to root for Romney once McCain made his move. I was talking to Digby today and she told me that conservatives did the same thing with Bob Dole and they will do it now.
Do you get the feeling that the conservatives are gaming this thing? I knew that you would.
They know they are going to lose. They will blame the loss on the fact that McCain wasn't a real conservative (just like Bush.) They know when to fall back and regroup. They're already playing for the next election.
Everybody sing: Conservatism can never fail, it can only be failed.