Purely coincidentally, I interviewed Jim Geraghty of National Review Online’s TKS blog about his new book, Voting to Kill: How 9/11 Launched the Era of Republican Leadership last Monday, which was the fifth anniversary of September 11th. In a new podcast online today at TCS Daily, we discussed the thesis of Jim’s book.
Jim believes (and we’ll see how accurate he is this November, and the November two years hence) that the terrorism of September 11th 2001 has created a wide new swatch of one issue voters. They’ll vote for those, as Dick Cheney said last year, who witnessed the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and prepared for war, and punish those officials who merely want to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding to our attackers.
Update (9/18/06): It’s Geraghty A-Go-Go! He has a new podcast up this week with Glenn Reynolds and Dr. Helen. And just about every other destination in the Vast More-Or-Less Right Wing New Media Conspiracy.