Friday, February 27, 2015

Looking for our Churchill

Peggy Noonan in todays Wall Street Journal:

Republicans this year are not looking for Reagan. They’re looking for Churchill. They’re looking for the guy who knows the war is already here, not the guy who knows the war can be averted if we defeat the guys who would wage it. What is “the war”? Everything from scarily sluggish economic growth to long-term liabilities and deficits; from the melting away of the post-World-War-II order to the Mideast to domestic terrorism. Every four years there is frustration and argument; this year there is urgency........

 a passionate desire to lead America out of the morass, a fiery—or Churchillian—