Sunday, May 20, 2007

2 F.U.s From Now

Just finished chatting with Ellen Ratner and Lawrence O'Donnell on Seder's show. O'Donnell's under the impression that a year from now the Republican candidate for president will be against the war, or at least talking about getting out of it. I disagree, as I don't think there's any way they can climb out of the rhetorical trap they've placed them selves in (surrender dates, defeatocrats, have to fight them there, etc...) given that George W. Bush won't provide them with an opening for that.

O'Donnell's comparison point was Nixon in 1968, but Nixon didn't have President Bush sitting in office defending the war until the end, decrying any attempts to begin ending the war. And I don't think Liebermanish "no one wants to end the war more than I do but we can't..." crap is going to fly.

I think whoever it is, save Ron Paul, will be all in. For many more Friedmans.