This morning, on ABC's "This Week," George Will professed consternation about why Mitt Romney pals around with that "bloviating ignoramus," Donald Trump. So National Journal's Ron Brownstein explained the facts of conservative life to George:
Mitt Romney throughout the entire primary season has shown very little willingness to confront the right. And there is a big portion of the conservative base of the party that does believe that Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. And Romney has just seemed to be spooked throughout the whole process at the thought that the right will mobilize against him.
What we'll see and hear for the next few news cycles is the commentariat's praise of George Will's conservative independence and high-minded criticism of his own party's presidential nominee. And it will all be horseshit, for George Will has yet to honestly reproach the millions of ignoramuses who comprise contemporary conservatism and have made it the absolute philosophical joke that it is.
If Mr. Will should ever get around to that level of honesty, then I'll gain respect for him. Till then, he's just another enabler of pseudoconservative madness.