You have to live in a cave if you haven’t heard by now that conservative talk show host and former congressman JD Hayworth suddenly announced that this evening’s show would be his last with KFYI.
Hayworth, who is one of the biggest named conservatives in Arizona, also signaled that he would be moving back into public service.
For several months, pol watchers have been speculating whether Senator John McCain would finally meet his match in a Republican Primary. This appears to be right around the corner now without Arizona’s most famous conservative spokesman officially announcing the beginning of a campaign.
Should JD make it official, his entry in the race will reflect the mood of voters across the country as a rising insurgency with the distinct feel of a conservative populism.
Hayworth’s possible challenge to McCain will likely pose a political dilemma to Alaska’s former Governor Sarah Palin who is scheduled to stump here in Arizona for McCain in March. Palin’s Facebook and the Twitter world is buzzing with comments and tweets from supporters begging her to reconsider her support for McCain. Here is a sample: