As expected, Sen. John McCain's statement that he would consider a pro-choice running mate was met with reasoned discussion among single-issue voters, and the mullahs of the Right all agreed almost instantly that it sounded like a splendid idea to them. Not.
"It absolutely floored me," said Phil Burress, head of the Ohio-based Citizens for Community Values. "It would doom him in Ohio .... That choice will end his bid for the presidency and spell defeat for other Republican candidates."
That's some of what they said in public.