That Wacky, Wacky Kristol - Kiss of Death Edition
Posted by Michael Cohen
So after victories in Nebraska, Washington, Louisiana and Maine for Barack Obama I figured things were looking pretty good for the Illinois Senator. Then I read what Bill Kristol had to say in the New York Times today:
After his strong showing over the weekend, it is Obama who now has the clearer path to his party’s nomination.
Kristol goes on to basically argue that it's Obama's race to lose. If this isn't the Kiss of Death I don't know what is. Bill Kristol has been wrong so many times, he has invented new and creative ways to be wrong. Here are a few choice examples.
If Petraeus succeeds in Iraq, and a Republican wins in 2008, Bush will be viewed as a successful president. I like the odds.
Just four weeks after the Iraqi election of January 30, 2005, it seems increasingly likely that that date will turn out to have been a genuine turning point. The fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, ended an era. September 11, 2001, ended an interregnum. In the new era in which we now live, 1/30/05 could be a key moment--perhaps the key moment so far--in vindicating the Bush Doctrine as the right response to 9/11. And now there is the prospect of further and accelerating progress.
There's been a certain amount of pop sociology in America ... that the Shia can't get along with the Sunni and the Shia in Iraq just want to establish some kind of Islamic fundamentalist regime. There's almost no evidence of that at all. Iraq's always been very secular
See here for an even more comprehensive list of Bill Kristol's wrongness.
I tell you, this is the best news the Clinton campaign has received in days.