Peter hasn’t done it yet, so I will. Peter and I did a podcast today, with Yours Truly musing about why, contrary to the conventional wisdom, McCain would make a poor general election candidate against Hillary (or almost any Democrat) for that matter, and it’s not because he’s not a down-the-line conservative. (I discovered serendipitously later in the day that a well-known political reporter for a major paper who has been covering elections since 1968 thinks the same thing, but this was off the record, so no names. . .)
Also, for you numerate types, I share my first look at some energy statistics to reveal how Al Gore’s climate change goals would require the U.S. turning back the clock to 1875--or further. Stay tuned--more to come on this one, including a major paper in April.
Did I miss something? I didn't hear your comments about Al Gore's attempt to take us back to the Reconstruction era.
The Democrats will run against him a replica of the campaign they ran against Bob Dole.
Perhaps this is the fitting culmination of the ideological and political incoherence of this nightmarish 2d term. If you think about it, how could it have ended in any other way. How could four long years of Bush, and all things Bush, have been topped off by competence.
Romney would have been preferable to McCain, even though Romney doesn't believe most of what he says. But at least he would have listened to NR, at least he would have had an ear open to Conservative voices. McCain has a political messiah complex. He listens only to himself, and The NY Times of course.