Thursday, January 22, 2004

Iowa Dems save the day

That's Tom Friedman's take on the outcome of the Iowa Caucuses. The Caucuses represent a big win for the "Blair Democrats". I hope he's right.

I think a shrewd move by any Democratic candidate would be to praise the President for his immediate response to Sep 11, and for his decisive action in Afghanistan and Iraq, but to argue that a different approach is now needed to create the alliances and conditions necessary to eliminate the threat of rampant Islamism.

I cannot understand why Edwards and Kerry don't stop apologizing for supporting the war in Iraq, noting it was the right idea, executed brilliantly, but with too little thought given to "what next?". Lieberman has tried that, but he's not really in contention right now.