I am a conservative, went to Hillsdale College, worked for a
conservative senator, and work in the Administration. I was having
lunch yesterday with other conservatives in my agency. Like you, we
are frustrated with McCain to a large degree.
However the disappointment with Romney went along these lines:
– Why is the candidate who has espoused his business skills and sharp
decisionmaking in the tough predicament that he is in? Maybe we should
question those skills.
– Most Corner contributers lament McCain, but should they not lament
that Romney is not more effective?
– If you can’t be effective with McCain, how are you going to be
effective with Putin, Kim il-sung, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?