Christopher Buckley has responded to Peter Robinson’s column on the realization slowly dawning among a few Obama-supporting moderates and quasi-conservatives that Obama might be a serious man of the left. Buckley responds that he would still vote for Obama. Why? It has something to do with “the old audacity of hope.”
He doesn’t put up much of an argument. Sarah Palin seems to play a key role in his thinking. Buckley also throws in a few animadversions (to borrow a word I learned reading Buckley’s father) concerning Rush Limbaugh for good measure. All in all, the column amounts to an almost clinical manifestation of the syndrome Paul Mirengoff describes below.
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