Forget the Democrats. Bush's biggest problem over the next few years will be keeping his Republican majority together.
My friends in the commentariat are worried about the rise of the conformist yes-men allegedly surrounding the president. But the real challenge will be disunity, not mind-numbing conformity. The Republicans will be acting more like a normal majority party - with long periods of fractious disagreement interrupted by short bursts of emotional party unity (the fights for Supreme Court nominations, for example).
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Brooks on Republicans
A good column from David Brooks: