Damn good question
Washington Monthly resident blogger Kevin Drum sympathizes with National Review's Kate O'Beirne (who is not happy that such atypical Republicans as Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, and Arnold Schwarzenegger will be trotted out in primetime at the GOP convention). Kevin's take:
Whenever you hear anyone — and you hear it from both liberals and conservatives — crowing about how conservative the country has become in the past couple of decades, just remember this: if America is so damn conservative, why is the Republican party afraid to put any red-blooded conservatives on prime time TV shortly before the election? Why are they so afraid of the social conservatives who make up the heart and soul of their party?