The Corner


Yesterday morning, I noted that Democratic pollster Mark S. Mellman had a surprising column in the Hill. A fiercely partisan Democrat working for Kerry, he predicted that Bush would win 51.6% of the vote.

I can only imagine what kind of day he had yesterday, how he was treated yesterday by his comrades inside the tent.

This morning it turns out that Mark was dead on.

Let’s give the man a round of applause for his honesty – and his courage.

In connection to this, it also should be said – and Jay Cost did say it many times in many ways in recent days – good social science will out.

Clifford D. MayClifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...


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