Sunday, November 28, 2004

I don't get it

I don't understand why people expect Bush in his second term to "revert to the moderate mainstream." He's given no sign of it. If anything, the signs have been pointing farther to the right since election day. And yet there seems to be this stubborn faith that Bush will choose the reasonable option even though it often directly contradicts his public pronouncements.

For a President who's supposed appeal is that "you know where he stands" on issues, why are so many Reagan-era conservatives like Edward Luttwak hinting of their hope for a more moderate Bush in his second term?