Paul Rahe, predicting the rise and eventual triumph of what soon became the Tea Party, speaking on Uncommon Knowledge on November 12, 2009:
The election of Barack Obama was a gift to the friends of liberty.
On the front page of the New York Times this very morning:
Voters turned a skeptical eye toward conservative-backed measures across the country Tuesday, rejecting an anti-labor law in Ohio....Taken together, Tuesday’s results could breathe new life into President Obama’s hopes for his re-election a year from now.
A mere temporary setback? Or should the friends of liberty despair?