The Corner

Re: 2008

Ramesh, if 2003 taught us anything, it’s that predicting presidential nominees four or five years in advance is a fool’s game. Or at least in predicting Democrat nominees. On the Republican side, it’s a little more predictable, which as a fan of underdogs (the Milwaukee Brewers, for example), I tend to resent. Four years ago, I really felt the Bush family had done enough for the GOP and the Clintons, thank you. But if they do this again with Jeb, Chuck Hagel ought to be a welcome sight for the Bushies. John McCain’s maddening and completely media-inflated campaign is what drove me to the polls for Dubya. Hagel could also have that unifying stop-the-media’s-favorite-Republican effect.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...