The Corner

Who Has More to Lose?

The Economist argues that Republicans have more to gain, and Democrats to lose, in the elections this year. Bush can use a second term to weaken the Democratic party with tort reform, personal accounts for Social Security, and so on. The article doesn’t, however, take on the arguments of Ruy Teixeira and John Judis that long-term demographic trends favor the Democrats.

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.