IT’S A NEW INSTA-POLL, inspired by events of the past week!
UPDATE: “A dead heat of dumbness” is winning in a runaway. Steven Den Beste emails:
There’s an old saying among fantasy roleplaying gamers: “You don’t have to be faster than the dragon. You just have to be faster than the elf.”
I think that the Republicans have gotten spoiled by having the Democrats as their opponents. They don’t think they have to be good, or principled, or honest; they think they just have to be perceived as being less bad than the Democrats. In 2006 that strategy failed — but by gum, they’re going to give it another try over the next two years.