Peggy Noonan is unhappy but gives me a nod…. “Maybe he isn’t all that conservative a fellow, or at least all that conservative in the old, usual ways, and has been waiting for someone to notice.”
UPDATE: with all the gnashing of teeth on this from the base, I think it’s good to remember that Bush was nominated by the base to appeal to the middle. There are a lot of us in the middle that have supported him too. A lot of pro-war Democrats who may not admit it in public but who won the election for him. There isn’t a 51% majority of “base conservatives” in this country. Apparently, Roger Simon agrees with me a bit.