Rauch Explains All
The best line:
reason: What do you think will be the three top issues in the 2008 presidential race?
Rauch: No. 1, Iraq. No. 2, Iraq. No. 3, probably either Iraq or Iraq. It may be Iraq.
Explaining why he spends no time trying to categorize himself politically:
Rauch: I’m completely mystified by the mindset that judges one’s moral character in life by how well you fit in some political party or other. It makes no sense to me at all.
reason: Many people would say that it is part of a cultural identity–of being on a certain team, or being a certain type of person.
Rauch: I think that’s right. There is the team aspect and there is also the member of the club aspect.
That’s about right. Ironically, the team aspect tends to work against the intellectual coherence that supposedly underpins the political categorization.
via Andrew Sullivan