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Posted by on Jan 31, 2008 in Politics | 5 comments

Schwarzenegger to McCain: “My mission is to protect you.”

Uh-oh. More trouble for the Hugh Hewitts of the world, the purificationist ideologues of the conservative movement. They hate McCain and are pitching Romney as the saviour of “the Reagan Coalition,” but McCain is now the frontrunner, Huckabee is still in the race, draining much-needed social conservative support from Romney, who has his own impurity problems, and Giuliani and other insufficiently conservative Republicans are enthusiastically lining up behind McCain — who, by the way, is stridently conservative, whatever the maverick myth, don’t let them fool you.

And one of the biggest additions to the McCain fold is one of the superstars of the GOP, the insufficiently conservative Arnold Schwarzenegger, who formally endorsed McCain today in Los Angeles. I’m hardly an admirer of Arnie the Politician (except on global warming), but it’s probably worthwhile to have him on your side, especially with the huge California primary coming up next Tuesday.

And just imagine how much more enraged McCain’s conservative enemies are. Romney looks awfully small next to the McCain-Schwarzenegger combo. As do the Hugh Hewitts of the world.


The title of this post is taken from what may be Schwarzenegger’s best movie, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

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