When Your Candidate is Decimated, What's One to Do?
Spin, of course! And that's exactly what Hugh Hewitt is doing. Despite his book boy Mitt Romney getting slammed tonight from the moderate wing by John McCain and by the right via the suddenly resurgent Mike Huckabee, Baby Hewie continues to insist there's hope for Mitt.
All he can muster is that Rush Limbaugh and James "I Speak for Myself and Not Focus on the Family, Which is the Only Reason Why Anyone Pays Attention to Me" Dobson are against McCain, which he somehow translates as meaning Mitt has a chance. HA! They just called California for McCain. Even here, in rock-ribbed conservative Orange County, where Romney took in more money than any other presidential candidate and the endorsements of--amongst others--Hewitt, OC Blog's Matt "Jubal" Cunningham, congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Taliban) and Orange County overlord Mike Schroeder, Romney is losing--29 percent to McCain's 42 percent, with Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani each nabbing 10 percent. Oh, sweet defeat!
UPDATE: Jubal acknowledges, even congratulates McCain on his victory in a gracious way. Baby Hewie can learn from one of his acolytes, ¿qué no?