Tomorrow isn’t just a referendum on John McCain, it is a test of the conservative leadership that has labeled him enemy number one.
If Romney somehow wins tomorrow, it will be clear evidence of the power of people like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter. They will have mobilized “their” people in opposition to John McCain. They will be kingmakers.
If McCain wins tomorrow?
If McCain wins tomorrow these talking heads are exposed as little more than political wannabes unable to bridge the divide between their role as political entertainers and their desire to be political kingmakers.
If McCain wins tomorrow it won’t just be the end of the Republican movement as we now know it, it will be the end of the conservative media juggernaut.