At the beginning of last week, Mike Potemra — NR’s back-pages editor, and
an old Reagan staffer — told me that the bottom would drop out of the Kerry
campaign over this next few days. I was doubtful, but Mike was right.
That great Convention helped tremendously, of course. Above all the issues,
sheer political dexterity counts for a lot. John Kerry is a lousy
candidate, George W. Bush is a terrific one. On to the debates!