I knew I shouldn’t have looked back.

I have not read Jennifer Rubin in weeks. She has become so odious in her Romneyquest that reading her posts is like sipping poison; it doesn’t kill you but it makes you nauseated.

Every time I read one of her insulting pieces it reminds me of the greatest blogging mistake I ever made.

But today I decided to look back, and sure enough, nothing has changed (emphasis mine):

But the good news for Romney is that this anti-Romney faction doesn’t matter. They didn’t sway the party or affect the course of the primary season. As Romney moves to the general election, these voices become even less relevant. Romney surely isn’t going to pay attention to them or heed their advice, and we know the voters don’t.

This does NOT mean that the base doesn’t matter. It does, and Romney has done a solid job of winning it over and will need to turn the voters out in the fall. (Turnout was up 75 percent in Wisconsin, so Romney’s doing a credible job already.) But the mistake, I would suggest, voters and candidates have made is in taking the conservative dead-enders seriously. Like birthers, they are immune to facts (yes, the delegate math has meant it’s been over for weeks now) and have an agenda that can be entirely at odds with the interests of the GOP and even the conservative movement. The 2012 campaign has, in this regard, been a clarifying experience.

It’s almost as if The Washington Post editors knew something the rest of us didn’t know when they hired Rubin as the “right” blogger and gave her a platform to feed off of WaPo’s traffic.

I think I should stop here, before I say something else I regret saying on the internet.


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