"There are three ways to lose," said Patrick M. McSweeney, a former state GOP chairman and a standard-bearer of the party's right wing. "One is you can state a position that is controversial and offend a lot of people. Second,you can not take a position and offend people who want leaders. And third, you can back away from a previously held view. But the worst thing to do is to lose votes in all three of those areas." That, McSweeney said, is what McDonnell risks.
Check out the article in the Washington Post for more. (Hat Tip: Gardner, Helderman, and Kumar)Massively good times.