So you're saying the conservative movement would just sit out and idealistically sell their country out to the liberals simply because McCain wasn't charismatic enough? I'll take an opposing position here and say that McCain was overwhelmingly the choice among Republicans because he represented a change from what the party has become in the last sixteen years. There is a an obvious shift in this nation to a more center left lean. Right wing conservatism influence is certainly waning in the U.S. His nomination is clear and convincing proof of that.There's a reason so many have been fawning over Obama these past few years... not simply because of his ideas. After all, is ideas aren't really that different than Hillary Clinton's. He gave a fantastic speech at the convention several years ago that inspired his base. There's something to be said about inspiration. McCain never had that. His defeat was pre-ordained.
I can get on board with that.I won't argue with your points here, except to say that being a gushing talking head does not necessarily mean a pundit is 'out of the mainstream' of American values. Whether that's Rush gushing about Bush or Katie Couric gushing about Obama.