Tuesday, September 25, 2007

David Brooks: The Center Holds

More on Brooks tomorrow but I want to flag this excellant column,
The fact is, many Democratic politicians privately detest the netroots’ self-righteousness and bullying. They also know their party has a historic opportunity to pick up disaffected Republicans and moderates, so long as they don’t blow it by drifting into cuckoo land. They also know that a Democratic president is going to face challenges from Iran and elsewhere that are going to require hard-line, hawkish responses.

Finally, these Democrats understand their victory formula is not brain surgery. You have to be moderate on social issues, activist but not statist on domestic issues and hawkish on foreign policy. This time they’re not going to self-destructively deviate from that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Brooks the neo-con is making one of his typical beltway attempts to draw our radical adventure in Iraq into something he calls "the center". His approach to the furthering of the radical neo-con agenda is to play the reasoned moderate. We should not be fooled into thing that his demeanor is a reflection on his positions.

The majority of Americans want us to get out of Iraq.