GOP asshat strategest Ed Rollins proclaimed today that John McCain will end up being "hurt" by the failed passage of the bailout bill today, HuffPo's Sam Stein reports. Rollins also declared that the bill's failure is the final nail in the coffin of House Republicans' support for Bush.
Here's Rollin's admission of what is already obvious to all of us around here:
"To a certain extent, I think John gets hurt by this," said Ed Rollins, a CNN contributor who worked on former Gov. Mike Huckabee's primary campaign earlier this cycle. "He obviously, at the end of the day, said he was for it. But more important than that, he said he was the one who would bring them to the table and to a certain extent he will be viewed now as not being able to do that."
Rollins added, "McCain is our nominee and [congressional Republicans] will do everything they can to help him, but they are not going to go over the cliff for him. They did that for Bush, and they thought that this measure was just too dramatic for their constituencies"...
"I think the reality is, he made a big show coming in and at the end of the day it really wasn't realistic for him," he said.
So did you get that? More and more Republicans are finally fed up with Bush too, at least in the House, and the Repugs in Congress are already indicating that they aren't going to be willing to follow McCain in the same way they followed Bush. Part of that is due to McCain's astonishing failure of leadership, and part of it is due to House Republicans becoming fed up - finally - with following Bush "over the cliff":
"Bush is finished as far as the House Republicans are concerned," said Rollins.
And McCain might be finished too, not just with House Republicans but with the American voters.