"In the middle of a hugely unpopular war, take the most aggressively pro-war candidate and make him Commander in Chief. Then, what the hell -- add a heavy dose of hardcore, far-right evangelical Christian rhetoric to the mix. 'Bombs for Jesus': doesn't that sound like the bestest idea ever? The whole problem with Bush, you see, was the annoying subtlety with which he pursued his highly complex and well-thought-out positions. Can't we just distill that down to even more explicit support for unending 'preemptive' military action, and explicit declarations of Jesus-based manifest destiny?"
February 11, 2008
(H/T Mary) A Kos diarist responds: