The Right Coast
February 01, 2004
Drezner on Bush: Should We Support the President?
By Michael Rappaport
Dan Drezner explains why he is ambivalent about Bush:
But the key question, if we are to avoid the Nirvana fallacy, is the alternative. For me, any Democrat would attempt to grow government even bigger than Bush is and would be far worse in fighting the war on terror. This even includes Joe Lieberman, who might want to pursue better policies but would be constrained by the fact that he must govern as a Democrat with Democrats in charge.
Of course, if there were a Democratic President and a Republican Congress, that would probably lead to less spending, but it would be far worse as to the war on terror and the appointment of judges. All in all, then, I feel compelled to support Bush, especially since I believe the war on terror is the most important issue these days. But as I have suggested before, it is such a shame that Bush has pursued this mediocre course, since he could have been so much better.