|Man Without Qualities|
Saturday, January 31, 2004
David Brooks with dry hilarity nails the Democratic Party's dynamic of choosing its nominee - John Kerry at the moment - mostly on the grounds of contentless "electability." Among other things, Mr. Brooks brilliantly describes the Democrat/media hall-of-fun-house-mirrors process that has elevated a nearly meaningless Iowa caucus and an irrelevant, favorite-son dominated New Hampshire primary to essential contests.
Of course, the great irony of the "electabiity"criterion - an irony unspeakable by the media - is that not a single voter in the general election will choose either candidate on the basis of his "electability."
How smart is it to choose a candidate with a criterion of no interest to voters in the general election? The Democrats are about to find out.
Read! Laugh! Cry! It's incredibly expensive entertainment - and you're paying for it!
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