...the Party's Over.
Here's the bottom line:
In the end, starting out with a large field of candidates, the Republicans couldn't find even one that they themselves could support. The Democrats did.
In the end, William F. Buckley/Ronald Reagan conservatism has failed: it got its shot, and it didn't work. It didn't work. Conservatism has been standing athwart history, pissing down on it.
But the worst news for conservatism has been Sarah Palin. She was supposed to represent the Conservative Future. But she's crashed, and she's burning, and she can't get up. Bill Ayers is more popular.
Says John McCain: "C'mon, kid, pull my finger!"