My friend Mark Tapscott argues that a Democratic victory in November wouldn’t be disastrous and that, indeed, “it would be the perfect setup for a stengthened conservative majority to return in Congress in 2008, most likely with a White House occupant wise enough to recognize that the ’emerging Republican(i.e conservative) majority’ had become a reality.”
I’m on the road today and don’t have time to respond to Mark in depth. My sense, however, is that one cannot expect to out-smart history. Thus, the most sensible course of action is to support and root for the candidates whose views most closely resemble one’s own. I think, for conservatives, there’s a strong natural presumption against believing that a victory by the Democratic party, particularly in its present incarnation, would prove to be a blessing in disguise, and I don’t think Mark’s arguments overcome that presumption.