The Corner

They All Pretend to Be George Allen

From David Brooks’s Times-Select-incarcerated column on the GOP today:

And at the presidential level, things are even worse. The party is blessed

with a series of charismatic candidates who are not orthodox Republicans. But

the pressures of the campaign are such that these candidates have had to repress

anything that might make them interesting. Instead of offering something new,

each of them has been going around pretending to be the second coming of George

Allen — a bland, orthodox candidate who will not challenge any of the party’s

customs or prejudices.

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