2008 Is Not 1988 - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
2008 Is Not 1988

Can John McCain win with a 1988-style Republican presidential campaign? In terms of issues, biography, and appeal to swing voters, he is probably better suited to do so than George H.W. Bush. Barack Obama has recently been coming down from the heavens to look more like Michael Dukakis, and possibly someone to Dukakis’s left. Yet I think David Frum is persuasive in arguing that 2008 is no 1988 (though I might have dwelled longer on why it is that “Americans have lost confidence in Republican foreign policy leadership”). And if a 1988-style campaign does succeed without dealing with some of these fundamental challenges, Republicans will just be kicking the can down the curb for another four years.

Sign up to receive our latest updates! Register

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: The American Spectator, 122 S Royal Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314, http://spectator.org. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Be a Free Market Loving Patriot. Subscribe Today!