Friday, September 12, 2008

Republicans stuck in the Goldwaterite past

So argues D. Brooks in his column today, which has garnered more than 280 comments on the NYT site (I haven't read the comments, but that's an impressive number). Brooks maintains that the Republican party's regnant ideology is too fixated on the archetypal rugged individual and not interested enough in promoting community, etc. Kind of obvious, but succinctly put.

He neglects to mention, however, the elder Bush's slightly communitarian "thousand points of light" speech from, I seem to recall, the '88 campaign (?). Probably just as well.

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