April 16, 2010

Ticking time-bombs...

Those Party-Flippers Almost Always Disappear, Don't They? - Jim Geraghty:

... bit by bit, Crist seems to be caught in the same gravitational pull that summoned Jim Jeffords, Arlen Specter, Dede Scozzafava, the phenomenon that makes the "RINO" label mean not just a wishy-washy high-maintenance pain, but a ticking time-bomb ready to pull a Benedict Arnold.

The moment a not-quite-conservative-enough Republican starts losing to a more-conservative one, they start hearing the siren's call from the Democratic-media industrial complex about how they can suddenly transform from just another guy who lost a primary to a tragic symbol of conservative intolerance, a beloved open-minded moderate who was martyred by a closed-minded party. The Newsweek cover, book deal, Sunday morning show interview, and semester teaching at Harvard are all pretty much assured....
Posted by John Weidner at April 16, 2010 4:01 PM
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