While the media present the Republican divide as “pro-life vs. pro-choice,” the real battle is between the insider elites and the rank-and-file voters who support the party. One side has the money, the other side has the votes. But neither side is strong enough to land a knockout blow against the other.
And so the battle rages.
To the left, Lott would seem a classic movement conservative, whipping up the talk-radio listening yahoos down South.