Yes. The issue is really more about what’s going to happen to the GOP and whether it will from now on be a Democrat Party II, or a conservative party. A McCain win would solidify the former for decades to come. A McCain loss, although marginally worse than Obama/Hillary in the short term (though I’m not sure even about that), would enable the conservatives to once again take over the GOP and lead it back to its original agenda, as in 1994.
I just don't see why this is so. If McCain wins with Conservative support, and Conservatives stick to their principles and oppose Pres. McCain when necessary, then why will Conservatives be weakened during the 2012 and 2016 primaries as compared to there being a 'Rat President?