Question for conservatives: Now what?
The first order of business is to sort out just who or what failed: George Bush or conservatism? Or which mixture of the two? The Washington Post gave its answer when it reported "the end of the age of heroic conservatism" and announced the start of a new day.
Advice to liberals: not so fast!
Experience suggests a little caution in proclaiming new days -- or mornings -- in America. The electorate turned against Bush not so much because he was conservative but because he was perceived as inept. Some abandoned him because they did not...