The great placenta-hunter weighs in on a recent Ezra Klein — Jonathan Chait — Josh Barro — Ross Douthat debate with this:
He is indeed a moderate Republican, which is why I’ve always liked his approach to governing and to policy. And that, of course, makes Ross Douthat nervous, because Ross is a smart man trying to engage a party that is currently out of its tiny mind. He reminds me of sane and sober Labourites in the early 1980s. But at least they fully copped to the extremism of their own side.
Does Sullivan really think calling Obama a moderate Republican will make conservative voters like him more?