Where does that put conservatism in the White House? If there’s going to be a Republican there, wouldn’t it be worthwhile, policywise, to have somebody who gets us in the White House? A Romney. A Jindal. An Eric Cantor. A Sarah Palin. A Paul Ryan. Someone who is given a domestic portfolio, some real responsibilities, and the ability to do some conservative staffing? Why the heck should conservatives take a Joe Lieberman when they can have Eric Cantor? I don’t see why any of the aforementioned names — all smart, youngish, competent (who happen to be conservative — would hurt McCain. There’s no good reason a conservative couldn’t make a winning ticket. It sure might help rally a dismayed base.