You Remember The Democrats, Don't You?

On the evening Baghdad fell, the nine democrats who would have us believe they are running for President emerged from their undisclosed locations and arrayed themselves in Washington before the Children's Defense Fund, a liberal interest group, and answered questions from a panel of journalists. Such events--"cattle shows" is the term of art--are common in the early stages of presidential campaigns. Inevitably, they are exercises in diminution. The serious candidates are forced to share the stage with the likes of Al Sharpton, and then further insulted when Sharpton gets the best applause and biggest laughs from the crowd. (One waits for...

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