David Frum, noted neocon and former Bush adviser, who is generally wrong about just about everything, just penned a lament for the Financial Times on the coming “Democratic sea-change.”
This time, Frum gets it right. “Conservative ascendancy is coming to an end.” The catastrophic failures of conservative policy under the president Frum idolized have set the stage for dramatic Democratic victories this fall with a mandate for change. The next president, as Frum suggests, “could join Reagan, Lyndon Johnson and Franklin Roosevelt as one of the grand reshapers of politics and government.”
A new era of activist government – vital if this economy is to work for working people again – is within view. Of course, Frum bemoans what the majority of Americans will celebrate.