Yglesias Award Nominee

by Zack Beauchamp

"Republicans must come to terms with the fact that this will be the strongest Democrat incumbent on national security and foreign policy they have faced in decades. This has more than a whiff of damnation with faint praise, since both President Clinton and especially President Carter were hobbled with substantial national security baggage during their reelection campaign. But for precisely that reason, I think Republicans have sometimes settled for an intellectually lazy critique because, given how weak the opposing party's record is, that seems to have sufficed. Not this time," – former Bush advisor Peter Feaver. Neither Ackerman nor Larison buy Feaver's suggestions for new lines of attack.