The Corner

Red States, Red Sox

K Lo: A Red Sox victory does not give Kerry momentum. Quite the contrary. You must understand that we who hail from the American heartland hate the Yankees. In fact, we love to hate the Yankees. October is normally “anybody but the Yankees” month for me. I think that most of my brethren from the flyover states would agree. Kerry is simply irrelevant in this equation. The red states are for the Red Sox. Or the Cardinals. Or the Astros. Anybody but the Yankees!

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.