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I’m Not Done

with Clinton’s speech. Two points: 1) Didn’t you just love that pretended concession to the goodwill of Republicans? We all want what’s best for America, we just have different reasons of what that is. The Republicans think what’s best for America is to divide us and transfer money from the poor to the rich. Thanks, Bill, we conservatives appreciate that evenhandedness. 2) He says that Republicans “need a divided America.” But then he says that Republicans exploited our post-9/11 unity to try to drive the country too far to the right. So which is it? Wouldn’t Bush want more unity so he could drive us even further right?

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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