I agree w/Nathan that complacency is the enemy of the Dems. that's why Clinton tried to emphasize differences between the parties and the importance of turning out. I sensed an implicit message to Nader-inclined voters there. I thought it was Clinton's best speech, incidentally.
There is in fact one major difference between the candidates. Gore seems much more likely to me to protect budget surpluses from either tax cuts or spending increases. One would think that would be decisive in how elites treat the candidates.
Interesting piece this a.m. in the Post about evangelicals and Jews, to the effect that there has been a rise of philo-judaism among fundamentalists over the past decade or more. The same stereotypes, but seen in a benign light, sort of like we're ET. I guess that's an improvement, tho I suspect it could turn around under adverse circumstances.
Nathan Newman wrote:
>Doug and Max a week ago predicted that Gore will win the election.
Not exactly. I said the official LBO model is likely to predict a Gore victory. But I'm not convinced. I'm trying to figure out the consensus of the ruling class, which seems tilting towards W.