Both the October 7 London Economist
magazine and my old friend John Fund in the October 3 Wall Street Journal
ponder the current demoralization and drift of the Republican Party - Fund's bluntly headed "The GOP Could Lose in '06."
(Following the current suicidal fashion among treezine managers, none of the Economist
story is available online, so I won't bother linking). Neither mentions Bush's immigration policy. We've bashed the Economist's
wilful blindness before
. Fund is a more complicated
case. By contrast, the lookouts on the Titanic
at least reported
the iceberg. A better lookout: legendary Reagan operative Lynn Nofziger, who has quietly but sensationally suggested
(scroll down to his May 19 entry) that the immigration issue may provoke a successful third party by 2008.