terça-feira, janeiro 20, 2004
O Caucus do Iowa
Para encerrar o assunto (pelo menos por enquanto...) deixo uma crónica de David Frum na National Review Online.
The Loonies Lose
Have the Democrats gone sane? Yesterday Iowa Democrats administered a brutal drubbing to Howard Dean and the far left of the Democratic party generally, opting instead for the two most sensible candidates on the ballot. If the Democrats go on to drub General Wesley Clark in New Hampshire, we may have to revisit all those articles about the ?angry electorate? and ?divided America? ? and open our minds to the hopeful reality that the patriotic consensus of 9/11 still holds.
Neither John Kerry nor John Edwards would make as good a president as George Bush. They lack his courage, his toughness, and his principles. That said, the Iowa results are deeply reassuring: There are some 600,000 Democrats in Iowa, and they may be some of the most liberal Democrats in the country. And yet when the time came to cast a ballot, not even they could stomach the destructive opportunism of the Dean campaign.
From a purely selfish partisan point of view, I?m sorry that Dean did not do better: He was and remains the most beatable of all the major candidates. But partisanship isn?t everything. The Democratic voters of Iowa spotted the worst candidate and the worst man in the race, and soundly thrashed him.
Ainda a propósito do assunto aconselho a leitura do post do Super Flumina.
posted by Miguel Noronha 12:36 da tarde
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