The conservative progressives “respect” for their “conservative principles” will the the one that has the least chance of ever getting elected.
This one is right behind Berg’s Seventh in terms of universal application.
The 11th Law has several corollaries
The McCain Corollary To Berg’s Eleventh Law: If that respected conservative ever develops a chance of getting elected, that “respect” will turn to blind unreasoning hatred overnight.
The Huckabee Corollary the McCain Corollary To Berg’s Eleventh Law: The Republican that the media covers most intensively before the nomination for any office will be the one that the progressives know they have the best chance of beating after the nomination, and/or will most cripple the GOP if nominated.
The Reagan Corollary To The Huckabee Corollary the McCain Corollary To Berg’s Eleventh Law: The Media and Left (pardon the redundancy) will try to destroy the conservative they are most afraid of.
The Boehner Inversion the Reagan Corollary to Berg’s Eleventh Law: Similarly, the Republican that Democrats support, is supported purely to wedge the conservative wing of the party.