Over at the best magazines’ blog Daniel McCarthy asked’s if John Hostettler’s antiwar streak could resonate beyond the GOP base? And my question to that is, is it even an issue anymore to the general public?
With the election of President Obama making the antiwar movement impotent on the left side, I don’t even think it’s on people’s mind anymore. Sure Republicans will chest beat themselves over who’s tougher on the “War on Terror” but President Obama has pretty much done the same thing George W. Bush did. But the antiwar left has gone all but silent. So I don’t think the issue will even be made during the campaign. Would be shocked if it was.
To me the “establishment” antiwar movement of the past 8-9 years was all about the Democrats winning. As we have seen with the election of Obama and a majority Democrat congress. Much like the Tea Party movement really is all about getting Republicans back in power. Nothing “antiwar” about these folks, much like there’s nothing “limited government” about the Tea Party folks.
As for John Hostettler, it will be nice to see someone with a real deal Limited Government record get into the Senate. Imagine that, Sen.Rand Paul and Sen.John Hostettler. Nice ring to that.
Make sure you read this piece on John Hostettler by James Antle III.