Kristol wishes. He wishes he had more influence with the american public than he does.
He also wishes he had some influence in the WhiteHouse. Apparently it didn't occur to him that his insider might be leading him astray. What goes around comes around.
He also wishes he were really relevant. Truth is, he is not really required.
No. It is that it is obvious what the dem strategy is. They've just done it with Delay, now they want to do it with Rove or anyone else in the administration.