Jim Geraghty at NRO speculates:
I’m sure there are a lot of conservatives out there who have a bone or two to pick with Sen. John McCain. Campaign finance, prisoner treatment, his buddy-buddy relationship with Jon Stewart and Esquire magazine, etc…
But if this Kerry thing dominates the last week of the campaign, a big reason is going to because the Media’s Favorite Republican refused to provide cover to Kerry. Instead, as Byron [York] reports, he’s body-slamming Kerry. Hard.
If 2006 turns out to be a not-that-bad year for Republicans, and this story is credited with being a crucial late factor, then McCain – who already has a lot of Republicans owing him favors for helping them out on the campaign trail – is probably going to get a lot more conservatives saying, “You know, McCain might not be such a bad party man after all…”
What do you think?
Update I – 9:59 AM: Speaking of Kerry, Stop The ACLU has video of Don Imus telling Kerry to shut up and go windsurfing – LOL
Update III – 11:21 AM: The RNC has released an ad asking Kerry to apologize.
Update IV – 11:40 AM: Some Democratic candidates for Congress are now calling on Kerry to apologize.