Charles Krauthammer - THE man in American Political Discourse.
In the effort to beat Kerry and the Left, building coaltions is the key, and as such I welcome the input of Krauthammer, especially in his devestating rebuke of Edwards disgraceful comments about people getting out wheelchairs if Kerry wins. Generally speaking, I agree with Krauthammer.
But I'll never forget his slander of people who think fondly of the Confederate flag as 'racist, redneck, yahoos' that he made after Dean spoke of going after their votes. There were at least two huge problems with that libel -- 1. It accepts the Leftwing notion that there is only one valid view of the Confederate flag; and that is of an inherently racist symbol and that anyone who displays one is a racist. This is of course garbage, and indicative of a malicioius ignorance. 2. Krauthammer was insulting the people most likely to actually vote for his preferred party - the GOP - and the people who are probably dying most disproportionately - rural whites - in the war in Iraq that he so eagerly supported.
So my feelings on the guy are mixed, but I welcome his efforts to beat Kerry.