. . . Wednesday March 30, 2005

Life Support

Howard Fineman:

A new drama of survival has begun here – political, not physical; legal, not spiritual. The central character isn’t a woman in a hospital bed but a controversial Republican leader in the House of Representatives. Rep. Tom DeLay may not want to admit it to himself, but he’s fighting for his political life.

Add this to the fact that the GOP has seemingly split over recent issues ranging from the Schiavo case to Social Security and you’d likely have a feeling that the Republican ascension could be reaching its peak.

And it’s true that troubles like these will not help matters for the party in power. But the truth is that there has to be a strong and clear opposing view if any of these nicks and scrapes are to be a means to any happy ending.

Concentration is important!