Ed Driscoll

Defeated By A Single Word

Glenn Reynolds writes, “a waste is a terrible thing to mind“:

Or, in other words: “Nowadays, every politician will be defeated by exactly one word. Kerry got ‘stuck.’ Biden had ‘clean.’ Obama gets ‘wasted.'”

And John Edwards had “Godbags“, though it was spoken by his would-be Blogitrix, not himself. To understand how so many on the right view the Democrats and religion, check out Rod Dreher’s “The Godless Party” (with a title that says it all), and this 2004 essay by Peggy Noonan. As numerous bloggers on the right and the left have written, to hire someone whose writing embodies the very worst of those clich