If a candidate wins the most delegates in the Republican primary, and no one is excited about it, does he still get the nomination?
That is the question many conservative commentators keep asking themselves, because they don’t like the obvious answer: “Yes, of course he does.” They keep throwing it out there in the hopes someone will reply, “No, there is another. Bill Clinton has a secret, conservative son that is going to emerge a la Luke Skywalker and overthrow liberaldom!”
Conservatives pride themselves on seeing the world as it is, not as they wish it to be. It is what differentiates us from liberals. Conservatism is picking alternatives among available realities, not chasing a utopian impossibility. Continue reading