Konservativa besvikna på sin presidentkandidat

Med ett tufft opinionsläge för McCain börjar flera konservativa kommentatorer nu kritisera McCain precis så som de gjorde fram tills att han blev partiets kandidat i våras.

Ett lysande exempel på det är Andy McCarthy i National Review:

We have a disaster here — which is what you should expect when you delegate a non-conservative to make the conservative (nay, the American) case […]

Great. Memo to McCain Campaign: Someone is either a terrorist sympathizer or he isn’t; someone is either disqualified as a terrorist sympathizer or he’s qualified for public office. You helped portray Obama as a clealy qualified presidential candidate who would fight terrorists.

If that’s what the public thinks, good luck trying to win this thing.

With due respect, I think tonight was a disaster for our side. I’m dumbfounded that no one else seems to think so. Obama did everything he needed to do, McCain did nothing he needed to do. What am I missing?

Lisa Shiffren i National Review:

I am listening to Karl Rove blather on right now as if Obama was knocked off his lead. When did that happen?

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