He’s a little late (early by Village standards), but this is remarkably accurate, coming from Bobo (h/t reader T):
To me, this whole race (the Republican primary) is now about manhood. Newt won South Carolina because he’s a bigger Alpha and Republicans want bellicosity, not politeness. Mitt looked soft and in the debates seemed unwilling to fight.
Bobo goes on to say all kinds of crazy shit in the rest of the piece, but I give him a lot of credit for coming out and saying that the Republican primary is all quien es mas macho.
Maybe it makes no difference to anything important, but it bothers me a great deal that the official commentariat usually insists on claiming that the Republican base is a bunch of good, moderate, Applebees-going Americans who just need a brave, wise leader to unite them…when the reality is that they’ve gone totally insane and their methods are unsound.