Friday, December 14, 2007

Realignment Watch

Peggy Noonan wonders if Ronald Reagan would survive in today's GOP. She correctly points out that the Christian conservatives behind the rise of Huckabee are largely the same group that elected Jimmy Carter.

After Bush's 2000 campaign centered on so-called "compassionate conservatism," the rise of Huckabee should be of little surprise. But if Huckabee's rise continues or remains at its current levels, it will be impossible to tell the 2008 GOP from the 1976 Democratic Party.

For more on my realignment watch/factionalization watch, see my posts here, here, here, and here.