Speaking Thursday, DeLay told Republican staffers in Washington that McCain has no principles and that he would not endorse the senator if he won the GOP primary.
"If McCain gets the nomination, I don’t know what I’ll do,” DeLay said. “I might have to sit this one out.”
DeLay, a long-time critic of Sen. McCain, said that a McCain nomination would destroy the Republican Party.
Our take: DeLay was (and is) a conservative hot head, which is not what conservatism needs these days. In any case, DeLay's comments bode well for the Democrats. Eight years of Bush has left the right rudderless and well as leaderless, all the better for the return of common sense to foreign and domestic policy.