it’s a dilemma. I agree that McCarthy would not be my first choice for Speaker, all else being equal. I would certainly prefer someone who is a more tried-and-true conservative. McCarthy has made recent moves in the conservative direction, and I agree that that is a good sign. But all things are not equal. Understand, my heart is absolutely with the insurgents.
BUT, it is crucially important to have a Republican Speaker. I don’t want the “perfect” to become the enemy of the “good.” I don’t want to risk another stupid, catastrophic defeat.
And THAT is the most important thing here, by far. We need to look at the big picture, here.