AM: Well, for starters he came up about 1,100 delegates short at the convention. It seems to me though some of the energy and determination and conservative drive of his supporters–you know, they’d go out in mid-winter for 4 hour shifts on the Interstate bridge just holding a Paul sign — I think that was a strong influence on driving the GOP back from its more liberal spending was of the latter Bush years more toward its conservative roots that we now see in the Tea Party. Combined with the amazing spending of the new administration to starken — is that a word? — the philosophical divide.
And if you think about it, that’s actually what a two-party system is supposed to do — one on one side and one on the other. Both cheating toward the middle in general elections.