I hope any conservative student involved in the grandstanding at the Dean event who explained his actions as being in protest of Dean’s insensitive, stereotypical comment was just saying that to cover themselves and not look too mean. Maybe they feared being beat up by a room full of pacifists.

As conservatives, our message should be that “I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks,” isn’t worth all the intraparty Democratic fuss. They should cut their own guy some slack and understand his message.

This is not much different than President Bush welcoming support for his reelection from pro-choice Republicans.