think McCarthy has the votes. I doubt he will ever be Speaker. I could be wrong, but I don’t think I am. The conservative elements are probably not going to just break down and finally vote for another RINO.
Maybe McCarthy cuts a deal with Democrats [shudder] to become Speaker. Yeah, THAT would be true-to-form for a RINO…
And him moving his crap into the Speaker’s office is an affront to decency! It just reeks of entitlement and overweening self-regard. What a faux pas!
So, for the good of the country, McCarthy needs to step away and declare that he is NOT a candidate. Yes, it would be very hard for him to get the movers back out. But at the end of the day, it’s just not about him. Kevin, it’s over. And you lost.
He could have met with Freedom Caucus members before and agreed to what they wanted, which was really not all that much. But he didn’t. But he took the snooty RINO path instead. Now he is frantically promising to lower the requirements to “vacate the chair” as a sop to actual Conservatives.
I don’t think it will work. Maybe, but Conservatives have been shysted too many times by RINOs (like Mitt Romney, Boehner, Ryan, etc.) to buy THAT cat in a bag again! And what McCarthy lacks is trust.