Sadly, looks like this prediction of mine couldn’t have been more wrong. Andrew Sullivan’s conversion from pro-war pro-Bush conservative to Kerry suckup has been one of the most disgusting political transformations I’ve yet seen. Sullivan has taken everything he’s said in the past two years and completely wiped it away – and it is quite clear that his position is based solely on the issue of gay marriage and nothing else. His commentary on the RNC was superficial and catty, his suddent conversion clearly in violation of his previous principles, and his site is now devoid of any real analysis. It’s become yet another part of the left-wing Bush basher’s echo chamber.
Does Mr. Sullivan honestly think Kerry would hold the course in Iraq when he has already promised to pull out American troops on a set timeline no matter what?
Does Mr. Sullivan really believe that John Kerry would honor our alliances when he just called the soldiers who are fighting and dying alongside us “the phoniest thing I’ve ever heard”?
Does Mr. Sullivan honestly see the atrocity of Beslan and think that someone whose values are steeped in the moral nihilism and reflexive anti-American and anti-Western sentiment of the counterculture has the guts and the moral clarity to stand up to these murderers?
If Andrew Sullivan were honest with himself, he would clearly answer in the negative to all these. However, his schoolboy infatuation with Mr. Kerry and his single-issue politics have blinded him to his own former convictions. He’s gone wobbly on us.
It’s sad that someone who should know better can fall for such transparent artifice and abandon their convictions so quickly.