Fresh from a humbling loss in last year’s presidential election, Sen. John McCain is working behind-the-scenes to reshape the Republican Party in his own center-right image.
And here’s a scary thought:
“John remains the titular head of the Republican Party and he will be until there’s a new nominee,” he said. “Most of the people that ran and lost you never heard from again,” he said. “He’s not going to be like Ed Muskie or Hubert Humphrey.”
Frankly, McCain could serve the party best by becoming like Muskie or Humphrey.
And how can you square this:
“I think it’s important, at this stage in my career, to try to support candidates that I think represent the next generation of leadership in the Republican Party,” the 73-year-old McCain said on his way to the Senate floor for a vote last week.
McCain has also helped Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who provided a key endorsement on the eve of his state’s presidential primary.
So, Charlie Crist is the “next generation of leadership in the Republican Party” rather than Marco Rubio? We’d better hope not.