Just ask the Louisiana rump GOP establishment.
That establishment has swallowed the Kid Kristol Kool-Aid. Kristol has demanded that the GOP kick out Ron Paul, and now brags that he has purged from the party all foreign policy experts who veered from the neocon line.
Since the Rockefeller days (if not Alf Landon), it has been clear that the GOP establishment prefers being in charge of a minority party wallowing in the trough rather than in the bleachers watching a majority party reclaim freedom but shutting the water off to the Hot Tub Contingent.
And who cares, anyway? After all, the Kristol Kid has already declared victory: Obama is a “born-again neocon,” remember?12:17 pm on June 4, 2012 Email Christopher Manion