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October 29, 2004

Heir to Nixon and Carter

Be sure to check out Rhode Islander Carroll Andrew Morse's TCS response to Sullivan and Hitchens:

Sullivan and Hitchens are correct in their assertion that winning the Presidency will give John Kerry and the Democratic Party a renewed seriousness about dealing with the security of the United States. But they are mistaken in assuming that a renewed seriousness will automatically translate into the pursuit of victory over terrorism. The office of Presidency did not make Richard Nixon or Jimmy Carter, leaders honestly concerned about the security of the United States, serious about winning the primary global conflict of their era. John Kerry is the heir to that tradition.

Hitchens may be another matter, but I still think Sullivan's argument is getting much more serious treatment than it deserves.

Posted by Justin Katz at October 29, 2004 12:38 AM

I think Sullivan is overrated. And his endorsement of Kerry is unsurprising.

Posted by: Jeremiah at October 29, 2004 10:13 AM

"And his endorsement of Kerry is unsurprising."

It's not just unsurprising, it's not even news.

Posted by: Mike S. at October 29, 2004 11:29 AM