David Brooks of the Weekly

David Brooks of the Weekly Standard believes that, appearances to the contrary, the Democrats will not “jump off the cliff” by embracing Nancy Pelosi style San Francisco liberalism. Brooks expects Democrats to try and gain some credibility on national defense and offer a tax cut program that focuses on payroll taxes. The first point is the key. As Brooks says, as long as voters don’t trust Democrats to be tough on terrorism, it doesn’t matter what the party says about anything else. I agree with Brooks that many Democrats recognize this, but this trust will have to be earned, and I’m not sure the Democrats are up to it.

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