The belief now is that if McCarthy can put up an overwhelming victory — approaching 200 votes or more out of 233 Republicans — it will demonstrate how little support those conservatives have inside the caucus. That would set up a smooth transition for him to ease into the job by the end of July, when Cantor steps down and when Congress begins its five-week summer break.
Actually, it will demonstrate that the conservative quest to reform the GOP and its leadership into something more representative of the conservative principles on which the Republican Party rests is fruitless.
And if so, we might as well leave now, and start working on something else to represent us.
We used to laugh at African Americans who mindlessly vote for the Democrat Party as being little more than political serfs on an ethnic plantation.
How, then, is the situation any different for conservatives in the GOP?