Marc Thiessen, former speechwriter for Jesse Helms, in today's Washington Post:
What his critics could not appreciate is that, by the time he left office, Jesse Helms had become a mainstream conservative. And it was not because Helms had moved toward the mainstream -- it was because the mainstream moved toward him. [emphasis added]Which is why conservatives see Helms as a hero; it's Helms's party now. The sad thing is that neither Thiessen nor any of the Cornerites have any idea how damning an indictment that is.