Doug Book, FloydReports.com
No group had less influence on the 2008 nomination of John McCain than the conservative base of the Republican Party.
Throughout the second term of the Bush presidency, Democrats and their media flacks attacked and maligned the administration and, by extension, the entire Republican Party. And as Karl Rove and George Bush had so completely and irresponsibly bought into the leftist-touted “new tone of D.C. civility,” no response was made to this perpetual and disingenuous assault though it severely damaged GOP chances of retaining the White House.
As a result, the only sort of nominee given a chance by party elders of reclaiming the Oval Office would be a “non-Republican Republican,” that is, a candidate far removed from the bedrock principles of conservatism so closely identified with the party base.
And the logical choice for such an “unprincipled,” non-Republican was, of course, John McCain.
To the apparent glee of party elites, John the Maverick not only abandoned many of the conservative positions to which he had feigned allegiance every six years, he excoriated conservatives who worked to expose the radical record of Barack Obama.
Naturally, this weak-kneed campaign of aisle-crossing appeasement disgusted even the moderates and undecideds it was designed to attract, and brought about an electoral debacle which has enabled a Marxist regime to rule the nation.
Incredibly, Republican Party elites today appear eager to repeat the disaster of 2008 with the truly unprincipled Mitt Romney. The media….