The Corner

re: Talk Radio 1, McCain 0

I was writing, traveling, moderating, and taking in some of Washington’s finest a bulk of yesterday so am late to second Rich’s emotion.

Romney campaigned hard in Michigan, but that win reflects the power of talk radio as well. When you no longer have to wonder, “Could Mike Huckabee be the Republican nominee?” thank Rush. When you remember the litany of John McCain’s bad policy moves, thank Mark Levin he’s not the frontrunner.

Some of the most important conversations about the future of the conservative movement and America are happening on talk radio today. I write this as I listen to Bill Bennett’s callers have an early-morning dialogue with him about some of the tough questions and choices conservatives face this year.

If we come out of this election O.K., talk radio deserves some some real credit for seeing it through and helping make them all a little more Right. If we don’t, they tried — but I’m optimistic.

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