A lack of talent

2 Sep

Remember Newt Gingrich and his dream of dynastical Republican government?

If McCain is elected, he will face conditions tailor-made to foster disorder. He will be leading a divided and philosophically exhausted party. There simply aren’t enough Republican experts left to staff an administration, so he will have to throw together a hodgepodge with independents and Democrats. He will confront Democratic majorities that will be enraged and recriminatory.

David Brooks, The NYT

(Emphasis my own.)

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