Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Conservatives Rejoice

Michael Medved's latest article is about a speech written by Kennedy speech writer Ted Sorenson, in which he suggested that Government has a role to play in making America better. The speech is apparently offered to whoever gets the nomination.
Conservatives should rejoice at the prospect of fighting out an election campaign on precisely this question: is government indeed the “best means of creating” a better America—or is it an intrusive, annoying, arbitrary, largely destructive force that consumes too much of out time, energy and money.
Medved is right; that's a lot better question that debating whether America is better off than it was 4 years ago, say. Or whether or not the Bush foreign policy, which all of the serious Republican Candidates promise to continue, is a success or failure.

But I don't think this upcoming election is going to turn on the views of the candidates on the role of Government.

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