CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS: “What will it take to convince these people that this is not a year, or a time, to be dicking around? . . . How can the Democrats possibly have gotten themselves into a position where they even suspect that a victory for the Zarqawi or Bin Laden forces would in some way be welcome to them? Or that the capture or killing of Bin Laden would not be something to celebrate with a whole heart?”

A must-read. I do think that the Democrats have made unfortunate choices in this election, and that it will probably work out badly for them.