A pathognomic sign that a moderate is going to the dark side, is to crack jokes about their previous allies. In this instance Brooks fails at both humor and ability to reason. He will please "the real conservatives" on FR who, like him, are ignorant of the fact that Freud pointed out personally directed humor has its genesis in emotionally and illogically based hostility.
Alternatively, Pinch is going to decide, in view of the declining NYT fortunes, who is going to leave. Snuggling up to pinch by telling him what he wants to hear is a NYT custom.
As far as Pawlenty, besides being the natural choice of a military strategy--attack at their strength--and Pawlenty's help and loyalty in the dark days, there is one fact that reformed or secular Jews miss. That is Pawlenty is a member of the largest Evangelical church in Minnesota and his pastor, Leith Anderson, is president of The American Evangelical Association. Pawlenty then brings unequivocal Evangelical credentials and the leader of the Evangelicals.
As far as Obama, I note that Mayor Bloomberg has exactly the same foreign policy views as Senator Obama, he is a Jew and richer than any candidate or pair of candidates. I guess Pastor Wright is about to learn, "the chickens are coming home to roost." Finally, Bloomberg would bring the 80% Jewish vote back in the Democrat fold and allay their fears of of Pastors Wright and Jackson et al running the country.
“Pawlenty then brings unequivocal Evangelical credentials and the leader of the Evangelicals.”
They already tried that with Huckabee and failed miserably. I think a lot of people are tired of the evangelical dance.
What if Obama picks Jim Webb for his VP? Hopefully this won’t be perceived as racist, but I believe Obama must pick a white man as his VP in order to have any chance this Fall against McCain.
“Finally, Bloomberg would bring the 80% Jewish vote back in the Democrat fold and allay their fears of of Pastors Wright and Jackson et al running the country.”
A man with all his billions is not going to play second fiddle to Obama, not gonna happen. In fact, I think Mayor Mike will ultimately endorse McCain.
the Demonicrats will then have the perfect ticket, a black and a poofter who tried to start WWIII in Kosovo...
I find it hard to believe Sam Nunn would be on anybody's speed dial or Fave Five, let alone on Obama's list of potential VP's.
Evengelicals don't have a leader.
David Brooks no longer deserves to be taken seriously when he brings up the names of nonstarters like Chuck Hagel and Andy Stern along with nonentities like Sam Nunn and Bob Kerry, while failing to mention Hillary. Republican newspaper columnists, please grow up and get over your cancerous Hillary hatred!
wow..you’re right..Bloomberg would be a great pick for Obama..FURTHER alientating the working class white vote. Good job.
Why is Mayor Bloomberg even mentioned in a serious discussion of Democratic vice presidential nominees? Mayor Bloomberg hasn't endorsed Senator Obama yet and the only vice presidential candidate the egotistical Mayor Bloomberg might endorse is Bloomberg himself.
McCain/Graham. It’s gonna happen.
As Rush has said, “If you want to know what McCain is thinking, read what his mouth-piece (David Brooks) has to say in his editorials in the New York Times.”