Kudos to Jonathan Adler for his piece on how the green vote amounted to nothing in this election. In my debates with enviros during campaign season, nothing got them madder than the charge that they had become an adjuct to the Democratic Party, the equivalent of the NRA for Republicans. When they protested, I rolled out the coup de grace: Let’s see–the first President Bush enthusiatically backed the expansion of the Clean Air Act, attended the Earth Summit in Rio and committed the U.S. to the climate chnage framework and signed the biodiversity treaty, and for this he was endorsed by exactly how many environmental groups in 1992? Zero, of course. This was usually met with silence.
I did my own analysis of the fading green vote two years ago for AEI, which you can find here.