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               THE CONSERVATIVE REVIEW   
                   April 18, 2008
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Casualties of the Campaign
By Victor Davis Hanson

It is only four months into 2008, but the presidential 
campaign -- already too long and nasty -- is still a 
long way from over. And the casualties are mounting.

First, George Bush’s popularity remains dismal -- even 
though some of the complaints about his first term have 
gone by the wayside. The French and German governments 
are now staunchly pro-American. Violence in Iraq is still 
way down from a year ago. America has been free from a 
terrorist attack since 9/11.

No matter. Nothing has seemed to help the president. His 
approval rating stays at, or sinks below, 30 percent.

Why? The current gloomy economic news and the continuing 
human and financial costs of Afghanistan and Iraq explain 
a lot. But another reason is this present election cycle. 
For the first time in nearly six decades, no incumbent 
president or vice president is daily hammering back in 
defense of the recent four years.

We expect Democratic opponents Barack Obama and Hillary 
Clinton to trash an incumbent Republican president. But 
Republican nominee John McCain seldom endorses anything 
about the two Bush terms. 

Again, the last time America witnessed anything similar 
was when Harry Truman left office with a 22 percent 
approval rating -- under furious attack by Republican 
candidate Dwight Eisenhower and yet shunned by his own 
party's nominee, the maverick Adlai Stevenson, who had 
not been part of the Truman administration.

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If the current president hasn't been helped by the present 
campaign, look what's it's done to his predecessor. The 
Clinton legacy is wrecked. Left-wing bloggers, liberal 
columnists and some Democratic politicians now despise Bill 
and Hillary Clinton -- even more than did "the vast right-
wing conspiracy" of the 1990s.

A furious Hillary keeps charging the media with the same 
sort of bias that the Republicans used to routinely claim 
always favored her husband. Apparently the left has become 
infatuated with Barack Obama and does not want another 
eight years of the once-iconic Clintons -- especially after 
their use of the race card, the hardball politics and 
Hillary's chronic exaggeration and misstatements.

Globetrotting Bill Clinton spent seven years crafting a 
legacy as a post-partisan senior statesman. Now he's thrown 
that away by devolving into a political henchman assigned 
to take down the Democratic Party's first serious African-
American candidate. 

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Whatever the final result of the 2008 campaign, the image 
of an above-the-fray Bill is no more -- shattered somewhere 
between the disclosure of the $109 million Clinton tax 
returns and his finger-shaking lectures to the press about 
its supposed unfairness to his wife. Democrats once were 
enchanted that their party might usher in the nation's 
first woman president. Now many of them fear Hillary is a 
bothersome obstacle in the way of an even more hip and 
novel breakthrough candidate.

Racial relations also soured from the campaign. Obama 
promised to be our post-racial healer. But so far, even 
if it weren't his intent, he is proving the most racially 
contentious candidate in recent American history.

African-Americans still line up behind Obama, even as 
whites keep voting in large majorities for Clinton.

The more Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, 
keeps sounding unhinged, the more Obama can't quite free 
himself from this hateful albatross. 

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And when Obama talks down about middle America's fondness 
for religion and guns; or suggests that small-town America 
is "anti-immigrant" and "clings" to "antipathy to people 
who aren't like them;" or quips about the "typical white 
person," he only increases racial polarization -- cementing 
the image of someone who sees America in terms of "they," 
not "us."

The Bush and Clinton legacies, Obama's "new" politics and 
race relations are all casualties of a wide-open election 
without incumbents. But the greatest casualty has been our 
inability to figure how to deal with looming crises.

So far we haven't heard specific workable proposals from 
the candidates about how exactly they would solve energy 
dependence, soaring food prices, illegal immigration or 
outdated farm subsidies.

There has been no new solution offered about the looming 
Social Security crack-up. Few candidates have expressed 
novel ideas of stopping staggering deficits or bulking 
up a sinking dollar -- much less exactly the sacrifices 
necessary on all our parts to restore American financial 
solvency. No one has offered a better way of dealing with 
an ascendant but lawless China, an unhinged Iran or the 
ongoing war against Islamic extremism.

In 2008, everything and everyone has fallen victim to a 
nasty campaign -- except America's nastiest problems. 

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