I don’t usually listen to Laura Ingraham on the radio because I am at work during her show. However, several days this week I happened to be in my car during her program. She was ranting and raving with the same hysterical ramblings that she was months ago.
According to Ingraham, John McCain needs to get out there and prove he is a conservative. If he will just show himself to be hateful, bitter, angry and narrow-minded then conservatives can feel comfortable with him as their candidate. In other words, if he acts like her.
That is exactly what John McCain doesn’t need to do. He didn’t become the Republican candidate by acting the way Laura Ingram wants him to act. He isn’t a traditional Republican, and he shouldn’t try to act like one.
Oh, yes, I would very much like for him to take a more firm stance on some issues such as the sanctify of life, but he is not going to win the election this year by portraying himself as more right than he really is. As Dick Morris said in a recent email newsletter, “how did an anti-torture, anti-tobacco, pro-campaign finance reform, anti-pork, pro-alternative-energy Republican ever emerge from the primaries alive? Simple: The GOP electorate, along with the rest of the country, has moved somewhat to the left. (In Florida, for example, exit polls showed that only 27 percent of Republican primary voters described themselves as “very conservative,” while 28 percent said they were “moderate” and 2 percent said they were “very liberal.”)”
Even Republicans don’t want John McCain to sound like Laura Ingraham. By the way, will someone please send her a bottle of Midol.