The New York Times designated neo-con was inspired by John McCain’s fantasy speech last week, to do a bit of his own dreamy ruminations on the November election. He cites three pieces of evidence of why McCain will triumph even as his own party goes down in flames.
- Obama lost West Virginia by a big margin. This is nonsense. Bush won West Virginia in 2004 by 56%. West Virginia is not critical to Obama’s GE campaign.
- The California Gay Rights Supreme Court Decision will revive the cultural conservatives.There is no evidence that at a time of an unpopular war, $4 gasoline and rising food prices that trotting out the old Gay Marriage trope is going to make a difference. If John McCain wants to run his whole campaign as a defender of “traditional marriage”, he’s lost any possibility of winning independents.
- Obama taking on Bush’s Knesset “Appeaser” speech was a mistake.Here I think Kristol is clearly talking through his hat. Every evidence shows that Obama’s ability to tie Bush and McCain (double-down) together on foreign policy is a total winner for the Dems.
As we can see from some of the posts from the Right on this blog, the conservatives are clearly grasping at straws. If these three issues are the best they’ve got, its going to be a Sea Change election.