Saturday, October 11, 2003
Also definitely worth a read is Adam Nagourney's NYTimes piece called Republicans Ponder the Center. The thesis is that Arnold may be bad news for conservatives. As a popular and moderating voice in the Republican party, he's moving the party closer to the center on social issues. This could be a smart move demographically because the country as a whole is moving in that direction. But the conservatives will fight back. Could this be a good thing for the country as a whole after all? Isn't a decrease in the power of the conservative base about the best thing that lefites can hope for?