There is a misapprehension among some conservatives that there is some kind of spiritual merit in losing. Let me reiterate: it’s not about Aiken. As much as I am aligned with his political principles, I am forced to face the political reality – he’s going to lose. Also, after winning the primary, no RINOs were going to be able to ‘force him out’. At that point it was up to him, and him alone, to critically assess the situation and for the good of the nation, step aside. He chose not to exercise that option because in his mind (apparently) it is about him. He must demonstrate that he is not a quitter. Well, he has made his point – and McCaskill is smiling.