Wednesday, September 08, 2004
Of course, few have been willing to put their reservations on the record during an election campaign. But in a subscription-only piece in the most recent issue of The New Republic, Franklin Foer squeezes blunt-spoken nuggets from a few right-wing bigwigs. Among them:
"People are careful about how they say it and to who they say it, but, if you're together with more than a couple conservatives, the issue of would we be better or worse off with Kerry comes up--and it's seriously discussed."--columnist Bruce BartlettNot quite full-throated repudiation, but it's reassuring to see that some conservatives are no longer willing to parrot the party line.
"There's a sense that the is not a real Ronald Reagan anti-government conservative."--Stephen Moore of the Club for Growth
"The one message that rings true that Kerry has been pushing is when he says that we could not have been a better recruiting tool for Iraq."--Paul Weyrich of the Free Congress Foundation.
If Bush loses, you can bet that these folks will be ready to pounce.