PRE-FACE – Sunday, December 19, 2004Good morning!
There's the Old Punditry and now there is the New Punditry. (That might be a tad Rumsfeldian, but it is glaringly simple and accurate.)
One idea, the paper reports, is "fighting for intelligence," or initiating combat for the express purpose of gathering intelligence. The left would love that one! So might have Machiavelli.
[T]he Republican Party currently covers only the spectrum from the right wing to the middle, and the Democratic Party covers the spectrum from the left to the middle.He's wrong, of course. Few lefties would vote Republican no matter what the party said or did. Probably well over 5-percent of current Republicans would desert if the party veered left.
I would like the Republican Party to cross this line, move a little further left and place more weight on the center. This would immediately give the party 5 percent more votes without it losing anything elsewhere.