In policy, Crist is hard to distinguish from the tradition of former Gov. Jeb Bush, who angered a lot of conservatives with his liberalizing views on immigration but who has otherwise been widely respected and admired by many rank-and-file conservatives. Obviously, I am far removed from both Bush and Crist, so this does not recommend Crist to me, but what makes Crist the unacceptable “moderate” in the minds of movement activists that does not similarly tar Jeb Bush?It's quite simple. When conducting a witch hunt, it is important to ignore the plank in order to spike the speck.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Daniel Larison of the American Conservative asks a reasonable question.