October 17, 2004

"his entire life has been devoted to public service"

Brian compares the NYT endorsement of Kerry with their endorsements of Mondale and Dukakis. Surprise, surprise, they sound a lot alike. When you are endorsing yet another weak liberal Democrat, mostly because he's not the Republican, I guess you have to dredge up the same flabby arguments.

...Lawyer Mondale offers pragmatic skill at making the best of reality. Ideologue Reagan offers the same tenacity that has brought him out diplomatically empty-handed. Who is likely to do better in arms negotiations in the next term, Walter Mondale or the President who tickles the religious right by reviling the Soviet Union as an Evil Empire? ....

...Unless most economists are crazy, the country can't keep borrowing $200 billion a year. Everyone knows that spending cuts can't suffice. Everyone knows a tax increase is well-nigh inevitable. For all his feigned horror, Mr. Reagan knows it, too. The question is not whether there'll be a tax increase but whether the burden will be distributed fairly. On the evidence of his first term, Mr. Reagan will soak the poor, favor the rich and throw more money at the Pentagon...

(Thanks to Betsy N)

Posted by John Weidner at October 17, 2004 8:56 AM
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