Monday reading: The New York Times has a solid analysis today on the mistakes of Sen. John McCain's collapsing presidential campaign.
Reporter Adam Nagourney notes that McCain and his advisers thought that with Vice President Cheney out of the race, the senator would be seen as the logical heir apparent to George W. Bush.
Obviously, that hasn't happened. But as Nagourney points out, this is a departure from the usual GOP style.
"We have always been royalists," one Republican strategist noted, a reference to the generally orderly way that Republican presidential candidates have been selected in recent years.
Royalists? Really? It that what the Republicans really stand for? If so, it's yet another reason to avoid the GOP in future elections.