Since taking over as the conservative voice on MSNBC’s The Cycle, Abby Huntsman’s showing has been discouraging. We weren’t expecting her to be a bastion of conservatism who never criticized Republicans; she just needed to make the show interesting and put up somewhat of a fight for the Right. Unfortunately, she’s not doing much of either. From my piece:
But in the six months since becoming a Cyclist, she still has her training wheels, helmet, and kneepads on. Pushing back against her colleagues doesn’t seem to be within Huntsman’s repertoire, which tends to pose a problem on a partisan talk show where you represent the minority view. Largely staying away from confrontation, she will put up as much fight as a New York City subway turnstile: You can push past fairly easily, and at most you’ll have to take another swipe before you eventually get through. She reads off a couple of related factoids about the subject without staking out much of a conservative position. That’s about the best conservatives can hope for from her.
Read more here.