The Republican Party is a dead rotting carcass with a few decrepit old leaders stumbling around like zombies in a horror version of "Weekend With Bernie," handcuffed to a corpse.I guess the corpse in question must be George Bush himself, and handcuffed to him indeed is the GOP.
Novak's whole column is worth reading, as it explains why Obama is likely to wipe the floor with McCain in November. Anyone who by now doesn't realize how badly George Bush has misgoverned this country, leading it to defeat and ruin, is simply unhinged from reality. (Alas, if we look at Bush's approval ratings, that would appear to still include well over half of the GOP rank and file.)
People across the political spectrum are in the mood to punish the GOP. Intellectually honest members of the GOP know that such a fate would be not only deserved but probably salutary for both the country and, in the long run, the party itself. And one sign of how bad it is for the GOP is that the people with most on the line--that is, GOP politicians up for reelection this Fall--are beginning to realize that if you can't beat Obama, it may be better to join him.