Wednesday, November 03, 2004
Bush's victory -- and yes, I am calling this race for Bush right now . . .
is really a tribute to Jacksonian America. This is a triumph of individualism and self-sufficiency over the forces of collectivism and dependency.
That is not to say that the forces of collectivism and dependency are out of our lives. This election is way too close. I suspect part of the reason is the fact that Bush himself does not project many domestic policies that Jacksonian America would adopt.
But, Jacksonians are willing to set those differences aside in the face of actual or perceived foreign threats. They have done so once again.