We may not like it, but issues like Jeremiah Wright, flag lapels and the Tuzla airport will be important in the fall. Remember how George H.W. Bush toured flag factories to expose Michael Dukakis. It’s legitimate to see how the candidates will respond to these sorts of symbolic issues.
Brooks teaches us that just because something was boring, dumb and trite in the past doesn’t mean we can’t use it to justify more boring, dumb and trite things in the now!
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