Doom Bearing Down

Before the 2004 election a misguided friend wrote to me, telling me to vote for Bush, that Kerry had the “deer-in-the-headlights look.” I forgive him, but I can’t help but notice the irony in Neil Steinberg’s column today as he described the speech from the other night:

I didn’t see the strong and confident leader of the greatest nation on earth presenting a plan that might work.

Instead, I saw a frightened man. A man with that terrified, deer-in-the-headlights look of someone who recognizes doom bearing down on him, and he can’t move to save himself.

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