The Kos crowd definitely earned some crowing rights last night with the Lamont win, but the summation of this triumphal post was interesting:
“What tonight showed is that democracy can work. That even the most powerful, entrenched forces can be dislodged by people-power.”
This is sort of the Dean Democracy for America premise: The whole American political culture is corrupt, except when we win. America’s democracy is ailing and faded, except when we win. Self-funded wealthy candidates are the bane of politics, except when they’re our guys.
Kudos to Lamont for fighting an absurdly uphill battle and coming out on the other side victorious. It’s an impressive feat, aided, no doubt, by Lieberman’s promise to run as an independent and the lack of party loyalty it suggested, but neither he nor Kos fixed democracy last night. Why isn’t winning a tough primary enough?
ALSO: Let’s hear it for Tabin election night coverage. It’s always great and last night was no exception.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?