The Corner

Noam Scheiber

“I’m just not convinced most Americans–even those who distrust Bush personally and think he lied about Iraqi WMD–share Kerry’s more general suspicion of people in positions of power, from the military to the CIA to the White House. If Kerry can’t focus the critique a little more narrowly, I worry that sooner or later he’s going to start sounding like the kind of conspiratorial Vietnam vet who became disillusioned with the U.S. government in the 1970s and just never got over it. Maybe that’s who Kerry really is. But I don’t think it’s who most Americans want as their president.”

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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