He likes George Allen in 2008. The hard right has to find someone to beat McCain. McCain, who's a strong supporter of the war on terror, against the Medicare drug disaster, pro-life, pro-tax cuts, and in favor of amending Arizona's constitution to bar gay couples from legal protections, is not, apparently, a "conservative." How far right can the goal-posts go?

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