Prelude to 2nd UK Debate
by Jerome Armstrong, Thu Apr 22, 2010 at 11:28:22 AM EDT
The second debate is coming up today, focused on foreign policy, here's a good overview. The neocons here in the states have awoken to the possibility that Nick Clegg is destroying their dreams of a conservative re-birth in the UK.
See the neocon melt-down on dispay at NRO, on The Weekly Standard, and Am Con Mag. Andrew Sullivan with the point that "Clegg is pretty much in the Euro-mainstream on Israel. Which is to say: about as anti-neocon as you can get." He wonders if Clegg couldn't win this outright the way things are moving. Can that happen? Depends on what "outright" means. A majority of the vote? Yes, but of Parliament? Very unlikely.
As for the Tories themselves, they enter full denial, and point toward Labour as the loser. This is a funny sort of opps article, about some Lib Dem debate notes that were left in a cab. Another broadside toward Clegg, who takes it in stride. They've ignored the Lib Dems forever, now attack attack attack!!! Should be a very interesting debate today; time for a bit of pundit advice. The debate is at 8 pm in the UK, so 3 pm est.