Personal The Douthat-Broder Mindmeld Ross Douthat Dec 1, 2007 McCain-Huckabee: From this blog to conventional wisdom in less than 24 hours. (Which more or less guarantees that it's a bad idea.) We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to email@example.com. Ross Douthat is a contributing editor at The Atlantic.