The McCain Cover?
With all of Mitt Romney's perceived pandering to the Religious Right, does the fact that John McCain and Hillary Clinton -- not to the Religious Right but to the more moderate wing of the Democratic Party -- are doing the same thing give him any cover? Does the fact that he is not alone in this soften any criticism that he would otherwise get? I think it does. I think that Romney and McCain will separate themselves from the rest of the GOP pack over the next year and a half and as they do they will be compared to each other. It will be hard to criticize Romney for his evolving positions when his biggest rival is doing the same thing. This makes me less worried that he will be damaged by this. I'd like to know what anyone else thinks, and also if anyone has come across any analysis about this.