Monday, May 08, 2006
Power Line Blog Does Some Comparative Analysis on the Washington Post's "Front-Runner" Series
The guys at Power Line ran a nice pair of posts yesterday comparing a couple of articles in the Washington Post's "The Front-Runners" series. I read Markos Moulitas's analysis of Hillary Clinton and Democrats over the weekend. Power Line's comparative analysis can be found here and here. Moulitas's take on the Democrats is a strange one, particularly his remark about how the party "atrophied" under Bill Clinton's two terms, killing off its liberal "Jesse Jackson" wing, which led eventually to the defection of the left's "digital netroots," and its backing of Howard Dean's failed primary campaign in 2004. Bill Clinton, of course -- as most real analysts know -- saved the Democrats from obscurity in 1992, and what they need now is another telegenic, great-communicating, centrist policy-wonk like him if they ever hope to win back the White House. Moulitsas may be great at web-based political organizing, but he won't be competing for David Broder or Ronald Brownstein's jobs anytime soon.
Posted by Donald Douglas at 3:17 PM