The Corner

Party Lines

As the Obama team trots out Lincoln Chafee, Rita Hauser, and other “stalwarts” to try to suggest that even Republicans are turning to Obama, it’s worth giving another thought to a very prominent fact that’s so obvious we don’t really think about it much: The Democratic Party’s vice presidential candidate from 2000 is just about McCain’s most vocal and prominent backer. Strange times.

Yuval Levin is the director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute and the editor of National Affairs.

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