"My Gaaaawwwwwwwwd, I ran against the squisher Lindsay, I supported Reagan against the incumbent Ford, and this neo-pundit presuuuuumes to invoke me against a conservative Republican?!"
I just heard the normally intelligent Charles Krauthammer AGAIN (this time to Bill O'Reilly) cite the late great Bill Buckley as evidence that Delaware conservatives were crazy to support Christine O'Donnell over Mike Castle: "William F. Buckley always said to support the most conservative candidate who could WIN...What is at stake is the chance to control the Senate." [pretty close to verbatim]
Nice try, Charles, but how stupid do you think we are? You were a big-shot pundit awaaaaaayyyy back in 1988, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and William F. Buckley single-mindedly, and almost single-handedly, led a campaign TO UNSEAT AN INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN SENATOR. Remember? Does the name "Lowell Weicker" ring a bell, Chuck? He was part of the GOP Senate MAJORITY from 1980 to 1986, but he was so liberal (and so venomously anti-Reagan) that WFB took it upon himself to find a candidate to defeat him. His solution to the Weicker problem? Joe Leiberman--a Democrat. Buckley supported a Democrat against an incumbent Republican because Weicker was actually a "Republican"--a RINO.
Did that really work out so bad for the conservative cause? Hell, the guy even threw the 2000 VP debate for Dick Cheney!
Charles, for a very smart guy (even though you did write for that New Deal flagship "New Republic" for all those years), you can be pretty stupid from time to time. Here's a little message for you and for all your fellow GOP old-bull wise-guys, like Karl "Tokyo" Rove:
CHRISTINE O'DONNELL WON--SHE IS THE CANDIDATE, PERIOD;
SHUT UP ABOUT HER SHORTCOMINGS, AT LEAST TO THE MEDIA;
AND TURN YOUR GUNS AGAINST HER CREEPY CRYPTO-COMMIE OPPONENT.