Powerline is one of my favorite blogs. I found this brief, telling post there today.
John McCain's litmus test
posted by Paul Mirengoff - - -
John Fund reports on John McCain's opportunity to make peace with conservatives and wonders whether McCain will take advantage of it. Fund's column includes this tidbit:
Mr. McCain has told conservatives he would be happy to appoint the likes of Chief Justice John Roberts to the Supreme Court. But he indicated he might draw the line on a Samuel Alito, because "he wore his conservatism on his sleeve."No one will ever accuse McCain of that "offense.
Comment: Most Republican primary voters will draw the line at voting for Sen. McCain, in part because they know he wouldn't appoint people like Justice Alito.
On the other hand, if the MSM press corp had its way, McCain would be the Republican nominee.