E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post, August 23rd, 2010:
What the current right has on offer is far worse than anything Bush put forward, which means that this election isn’t even about whether we’ll go back into the ditch. It’s about whether a movement that’s gone over a cliff will be rewarded for doing so. A victory for this style of conservatism will be a defeat for the kind of conservatism the country needs. And that’s a worthy matter to put to the voters.
“I think Obama may do more for George Bush’s reputation than anyone thinks.”
— Victor Davis Hanson, November 28, 2008.