There is a lot of ruin in a nation.

If Clinton wins Obama’s third term, we’ll see how much ruin we have left.  I think it would be pretty ugly.  If the media gets their way, we’ll all get to see just how bad things can get.

In a way, it’s better to let the last 30 years in American politics, despoiled jointly by Bushes and Clintons, play all the way out to the bitter end.  That may be what it takes for the American people to wake up.  And having a Clinton in the White House when everything goes to hell might not be such a bad idea.

There’s nothing like getting hit in the side of the head by a two by four to get a man’s attention.

Which gets us to 2020.  Four long years, but what’s the alternative?

Back in December I got a chance to talk to Ed Meese about the ’76 campaign.  He really didn’t regret losing it.  He said they weren’t ready.

I thought the country would be ready for a new direction this year. If I was off, it was by four years.  But the “Blue Model”, as Walter Russel Mead calls it, is toast.  It just doesn’t work.  It’s run its course, and will be killed off one way or another.

In the mean time there’s Article V, and the transfer of federal lands, two issues I care a lot about, and can do some good with.  Plenty of work to do, for sure.

You see, I think I understand the arc of history better than Barack Obama does.  It doesn’t bend on its own.  We need to bend it toward freedom.

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