In a sign that conservatives arenâ€™t going quietly into a John McCain nomination, radio blowhard Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday that McCainâ€™s rise was only made possible by a â€œfracturedâ€ party base.
â€œHe is not the choice of conservatives, as opposed to the choice of the Republican establishment — and that distinction is key,â€ Limbaugh said. â€œThe Republican establishment, which has long sought to rid the party of conservative influence since Reagan, is feeling a victory today as well as our friends in the media. But both are just far-fetched and wrong.â€
Hmmm. Isnâ€™t Mitt Romney the choice of the GOP establishment?
Meanwhile, conservative rumbler Michelle Malkin says she wouldnâ€™t vote for McCain even over Hillary Clinton. Whew.
You wonder if Limbaugh and Malkin speak for conservative voters, many of whom have been willing to vote for McCain in his primary wins. But clearly, McCain still has big challenges ahead in uniting the party before November.