Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Attrition politics

Crisp, efficient:

Despite Mitt's plastic appearance, his apparent lack of street cred, and his fondness for health care mandates he's certainly on the right side of the various issues McCain has championed with Democrats through the years. These issues were outright show-stoppers for the Fredhead conservatives but it remains to be seen whether they'll be roadblocks for the rest.

Indeed, GOP voters will soon be deciding the direction of the party. Fred tried to make this point on his way out. Huck and McCain represent the new direction--more liberal and populist--while Rudy and Mitt are the past. Some say only the former can beat the Democrats this fall. Maybe, but without principles, what's left? If we end up with a virtual Democrat instead of a real one, that hardly sounds like victory.

There's an old saying in politics that never goes out of style--"people vote their pocketbooks". We all know who this favors. Let's see if it still applies.

ht Hot Air.

No comments: