A Republican reader fears so:

I will run out and vote for John McCain this year, as I believe that Obama is a statist and bad for the country. This despite the fact that I know that my Republican party will probably get the good swift kick in the ass that it richly deserves.

One of the reasons it will get hammered is Heller. It’s hard to get the RKBA crowd all harem-scarem about Obama’s rather obvious distaste for Second Amendment rights when the SCOTUS has taken the issue off the table. It’s done, and this will be seen in future as a nail in McCain’s coffin. Obama may disagree, but he will do so in a centrist manner that doesn’t endanger his Blue Dog allies and his prospects in Virginia, Colorado, New Mexico, and Iowa.

Mark this down: this decision killed John McCain.

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