Just because they are repubbies, DON’T assume the candidate is smart.
Do NOT assume every repubbie reacts well under pressure.
Isn’t controlled by “well-meaning” (but stupid!) “media handlers” who know anything about conservatives or the real world.
Well if he isn’t smart enough to know how to capitalize from this blunder, he may not be the best candidate for the job. In contrast, I think McCain has done a great job capitalizing on his opponent’s mistakes.