Michael Kelly’s scathing critique of Gore’s speech was fun. I guess it is just too bad he wrote it before Daschle’s meltdown on the Senate floor today.
I don’t know why people don’t understand, but what Gore said, although reprehensible and stupid, was smart politically (even though Josh Chafetz disagrees with me). He is pandering to the base, and one thing we know about Democrats like Gore and their accomplices in the press, he will not be accountable for what he has said, despite Andrew Sullivan’s best efforts. Was Clinton ever held accountable? Count Tom Daschle’s lies from this year alone. Why he has said it, as I noted yesterday, is what is important. He knows he can not win the primary as a DLC frontrunner, so he has to run to the left.