Thursday, October 30, 2003
John Howard rode to power in Australia, and revived that country's conservative party, on a platform of opposition to immigration, robust defense of national sovereignty, and cracking down on crime.
Michael Howard of Britain, presumptively the new Tory head, is a Euroskeptic (i.e. defender of British sovereignty) and is identified with Major-era policies of cracking down on crime and trying to reduce illegal immigration.
Coincidence? Or some grand harmonic convergence?
And what does this bode for Howard Dean's chances?