It goes something like this:
- They wanted McCain to win, so are pretty gutted.
- She's delighted at Obama's victory at the same time, as its good news for the Tories.
- But she can't wait to get behind the Palin campaign in 2012.
This must be what they call Tory means to progressive goals (or is it the other way round; nobody can ever quite remember).
"They can have a previous president. We'll have the next one", senior Conservatives briefed gloatingly of David Cameron's decision to invite John McCain to the 2006 Tory party conference.
David Cameron may have got closer to John McCain than any other international politician, pretty much endorsing McCain as his favoured candidate for the White House as the primary season began.
But, by this morning, he will be renewing his enthusiasm for Barack Obama by the morning. I was pretty sceptical about this when he first tried it at the start of the primaries almost a year ago, suggesting David Cameron might struggle to capture the excitement and sense of change. Perhaps he could steal this Obama line:
"The day I'm inaugurated, not only will the country look at itself differently, but the world will look at America differently."
Or perhaps not.