Missing The Point

Simon Heffer allows his ideological perspective to get the better of him in the Daily Telegraph today. He pinpoints the withdrawal of a moderate, pro-abortion GOP candidate in a New York state election as an indication that moderate Republicanism is a vote-loser and that the future direction of the GOP has to be a hard-right one — only when the Republicans understand that will they have a chance of beating Obama.

But in the same column Heffer notes that New York mayor Bloomberg got back into city hall because he has made New York a more livable and efficient place. Heffer fails to note that Mayor Bloomberg is firmly, of course, a moderate Republican.