Kimberly A. Strassel thinks it’s possible:
Mr. McCain once joked that the press corps was his true “base,” only to see that constituency turn on him when he dared to act like a Republican. From the sounds of the cooing noises that greeted his concession speech, the media are now urging Mr. McCain to get back in their good graces. They will help by making sure that on any occasion Mr. McCain joins with his party he is ignored, while any time he strikes out on his own he is elevated to the “Republican standard bearer,” who is “leading” his party in a bipartisan direction. We’re about to discover if Mr. McCain’s long-term memory for slights extends to the Fourth Estate.