Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The Coming Battle

If you ignore Andrew Sullivan's silly nonsense about "Stone Age conservative isolationism," he provides a compelling take on the coming battle on the right: "The race to succeed Bush will become, in part, a battle for the future of American conservatism. I have no idea how it will turn out. But I do have one clear prediction: the Republican internal battle in the next four years is going to be bloody. After the mid-term elections in 2006 it will be brutal."

2 comments:

The Historian Of Decline said...

The Republican battle should be entertaining, but with people like Rice, Guiliani, McCain, and Schwarzenegger as the faces of the party, I'm not sure how the isolationist right can win.

Not only do they provide leadership, they seduce party members with the prospect of power -- stick with us and we will win.

Clark said...

Republican opponents of intervention are far too weak to have much impact in the near future, although I doubt that the GOP will nominate a neocon-approved crusader in '08. If the Democrats can nominate a half way decent candidate (perhaps Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen) I think they will win the next election.