In the Arena

How to Elect a Republican President (and Congress) in 2008

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Make impeachment an issue over the next 18 months…Including the impeachment of Nancy Pelosi!

Allow the Jacobin–off with their heads!–wing of the party to control the agenda. Keep calling for votes on Iraq that will fail. Don’t call for votes on Iraq that might succeed (like the Salazar-Alexander Amendment).

Even though the Republican field is prohibitively pathetic, and the President’s ratings have now reached the mid-twenties, a Democratic defeat in 2008 in entirely possibly if the public comes to believe that Democrats are only interested in futile, symbolic gestures.