I have been one member of the Republican blogosphere that has generally defended John Warner, in fact I highly praised the senior senator for campaigning so hard for George Allen. He really seemed to get the War on Terror. I remember watching a great debate on the floor of the senate between Warner and Robert Byrd about the Iraq War. So what has changed?
An election, thats what.
John Warner saw Allen go down and is running scared.
THIS proves it.
So I don't know what to do now, but I'm am not going to be apologizing for Warner anymore. This is cutting and running from the president for political reasons. Warner has above al, been a steadfast supporter of the Iraq War; and he's basically flip-flopped.
I'm not saying I would support a challenge in a primary or whatever, I don't know where I would fall on that, but who knows. I think Warner has too much support in the delegation for anyone to make a run at him, so I doubt there is much of a chance of that happening unless a state senator tries to make a name for himself. But I'm pretty upset right now.
I think what Warner is trying to do is cut off the more hostile resolution by offering a more "moderate" one. Thats fine, but I just don't think Republicans should be compromising on this principle. If I didn't believe Warner's actions weren't totally political, I would be more inclined to support him.
I just always thought John Warner was better than this.