The Rove team plays its next card:
By Kristol’s logic, Mike Huckabee should be McCain’s running mate. At the very least, he should be be seriously interviewed and Mitt Romney should get the nod, under the theory that Huckabee only surpassed him because he stayed in the race long after it was over. Does anyone think McCain is seriously thinking about Huckabee?
The entire effort is ridiculous, but then again, the targets of this commercial are deeply misguided and truly unserious people. These are, remember, the folks who have spent the last 3 months convincing themselves that Obama’s birth certificate is fake and that John McCain truly speaks to women’s issues. Those who will fall for this nonsense will do so willingly, as they are a loose coalition of fringe nutjobs, wild-eyed Hillary cultists, racists, and GOP operatives. The rest of the country- not so much.