11/05/2004

A Note of Reason

"American liberalism did not die on November 2. It merely lost an election." Such is the reasoned tone sounded by the editors of The New Republic in yesterday's editorial, and I applaud it.

This country is bigger than its every president. This Constitution is not easy to destroy. This is not the apocalypse. But it is the most formidable challenge to American liberalism in our time.
The editors of TNR are no fans of the president, and her readers need not worry that the liberal stalwart is selling out. The message in this editorial is a good one: This isn't the end of the Republic. No one is coming to take you away in chains. Let's get down to the hard business of choosing our party's direction.

This is wise counsel.

There is some interesting discussion regarding this topic going on over at Race2008.