John Cole, a Bush voter, has moved from mere routine buyer’s remorse into something like clinically-diagnosable buyer’s depression. He just can’t believe that the Party of Goldwater* has morphed into the Party of Falwell.
There’s nothing quite as awful as watching your own side self-destruct, and nothing tougher than calling them on it in public. Kudos to Cole for his honesty.
Right, then. We’re guaranteed the votes of all the well-informed, thoughtful, morally serious people in the country. Now let’s work on getting a majority.
*No, dear reader, I wasn’t a Goldwater fan any more than you were, but he sure looks good by comparison, doesn’t he? Like Henry Wallace, who was once described as the only participant in the Wallace campaign of 1948 who wasn’t more or less a Communist, Goldwater was a lot less scary than some of his supporters. The bad news is that it’s the scary Goldwaterites who have taken over.