The Right’s Big Miscalculation
washingtonmonthly.com — E.J. Dionne is getting a lot of attention for a provocative column suggesting that whatever happens on November 6, the Right has lost this election cycle because its presidential champion has publicly discarded any association with it. I have two reservations about E.J.’s argument. One is that Mitt hasn’t changed more than a few of the specific policies he embraced to make himself acceptable to conservatives during the primaries. And the second is that I don’t think conservative activists much care whether they get their way via stealth as opposed to a grand national repudiation of the New Deal and the Great Society.