The Corner

The South

A lot of Democrats have been flirting with this write-off-the-South idea. This is an ideal year to try it out, what with Senate races in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Arkansas, and both Carolinas. An ideal year, that is, for Republicans. Go, Kerry, go!

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.