It's fun to watch the Republicans implode.
A generation ago, Republicans were dominant among
college graduates. Those days are long gone. Since 1988, Democrats have
become more conservative on economics - and Republicans more
conservative on social issues. College-educated Americans have come to
believe that their money is safe with Democrats - but that their values
are under threat from Republicans. There are more and more
So the question for the
GOP is: Will it pursue them? This will involve painful change, on
issues ranging from the environment to abortion. It will involve even
more painful changes of style and tone: toward a future that is less
overtly religious, less negligent with policy, and less polarising on
That's a future that leaves little room for Sarah Palin - but the only hope for a Republican recovery.