Thursday, October 21, 2004

The New Republic Endorses John Kerry. He's Doomed

George W. Bush's astonishing contempt for empirical evidence and honest debate is producing a fiscal crisis at home, a disaster in Iraq, and a more dangerous world. John Kerry can do better.

Of course only a few thousand political geeks and old men (including the Wraith who falls into both categories) read the magazine.

Their endorsement is bad news for Kerry. TNR's track record of presidential endorsements is pitiful. Anderson in 1980. Mondale in 1984. Dukakis in 1988. They had back-to-back wins with Clinton in '92 & '96. But the curse returned with Al Gore in 2000. That makes the TNR editors 2 and 4 since 1980. Pretty poor.

If I was a bettin' man ...

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