[A] resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the author, most recently, of "Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again." He served in 2001-02 as a speechwriter and special assistant to President Bush.So we know he's a conservative - indeed a conservative of the dubya-stripe.
Anyway, he's come to a shocking (SHOCKING) conclusion:
There are many ways to lose a presidential election. John McCain is losing in a way that threatens to take the entire Republican Party down with him.After pointing out what went wrong he points out that you'd have to go back to Watergate to see poll numbers as bad as those facing the GOP now.
But the problem isn't just the presidential race, Frum continues:
McCain's awful campaign is having awful consequences down the ballot. I spoke a little while ago to a senior Republican House member. "There is not a safe Republican seat in the country," he warned. "I don't mean that we're going to lose all of them. But we could lose any of them."Poor guys. Must be difficult to be a republican these days, huh?