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On Gwen

I’m with Tim: Ifill was disappointing. Her final question, directed to Cheney, also stuck in my craw. “You’re going to inherit a very deeply divided electorate, economically, politically, you name it,” she said. “How will you set out, Mr. Vice President, in a way that you weren’t able to in these past four years, to bridge that divide?” The question assumes that the Bush administration is at fault–rather than, say, Democrats who still can’t get over Florida or Michael Moore or whatever–and it was a perfect set up for Edwards to talk about Bush as a divider and not a uniter. I do wish Cheney had handled the question differently and perhaps talked about Senate Democrats refusing to confirm judges.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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