Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wednesday's wash

2010 elections talk--are Democrats in big trouble (not just the ordinary troubles a party in power faces in midterm elections)? Maybe:
"...note that today, 49 percent of registered voters say the representative in their congressional district deserves reelection, and 40 percent say their representative does not. In late October 2006, the split on that was 54 percent "deserves", 33 percent "doesn't deserve." In November 1994, the split on that question was 54 percent "deserves", 30 percent "doesn't deserve."

The RealClearPolitics average, now, for the generic 2010 congressional ballot? Republicans with a 2 point lead.

On President Obama's announcement of a new American policy on the use of nuclear weapons, conservative and former Bush administration member John Bolton had this to say:
"The Nuclear Posture Review is deeply troubling in many respects, starting at the conceptual level with its unfounded assertion that the need for American nuclear deterrence has declined. By further unilaterally limiting the circumstances in which the U.S. would use nuclear weapons to protect itself and its allies, the Obama administration is in fact increasing international instability and the risks of future conflicts."

Yep. I also liked what Jim Geraghty at NRO had to say: that for America the bar for using nukes has now been set higher. And yet...what we really ought to be worrying about is where our enemies have set their bars.

That was one great game the other night, and while I was sad that Butler came oh so close but didn't quite pull it off...still, this piece and the Butler faithful there in Indianapolis have it exactly right: Butler and its team are champions, too.