(for The Free Market News Network April 7, 2006)
John Kerry’s op-ed this week in the New York Times with a new plan for
General Clark has come to the forefront of Democratic Party in recent days with a more comprehensive plan for the war on terror. He got a nice write up last week in the Boston Globe – Kerry’s hometown paper. It must have sent Kerry, who borrowed Clark’s salute and military manner for this keynote speech at the Democratic Party Convention, a chill, and posting his essay at the Times may have been a panic reaction to
Meanwhile, the Nantucket liberals, the Beautiful People of the Life-Long Vacation and Kerry’s core constituency in New England, seem to be wringing their hands about
Like avatars and idols, JFK is redesigned in death to meet the times. I have always doubted it. This is what we, the course and gnarly common people of the mountains call the Weak Sister point of view, and JFK was not, ever, the Weak Sister.
Tactically, this was a big mistake for Kerry. It will force the other major candidates now to take one of two positions, and there are only two positions available to the Democrats: 1) persist with reason and courage in Iraq in a sea of error and mistaken judgment from the beginning – this is the view of Wes Clark & the Fighting Dems, 2) retreat after a decent interval – John Kerry. All other major candidates will now have to choose one or the other.
Mark Warner, who wants to be President but does not want to speak of
This could be the great moment of opportunity for Senator Clinton; her moment of authentication. Other issues aside, on
Even party chief Howard Dean seems to be taking
When Bush won reelection my first thought was that he wouldn’t last the full term in office but would disintegrate in his sixth year. My thought then was that like Nixon in reelection as the war in
The spirit always governs at the expense of the head we are finding out again, as the Bush administration descents daily into illegality, hubris and incompetence. My early prognosis now seems a less distant and now somewhat possible scenario.