Did anyone think they'd tolerate an unmarried moderate? From Brody:
"There would be an open revolt. We would just not put up with it. He's not one of us and McCain pretty much needs to get somebody that is going to make people happier if he seriously wants to hold the base to being supportive…There's a general assumption that McCain is not stupid enough."
"Not one of us" could mean not pro-life enough, too single, or too gay. No use in beating around the bush on this at this point.