Who, conservatives have to ask themselves, would they want in the White House should any or all of these events--each possible--begin to unfold after George W. Bush has left the White House?
The campaign ahead has to be about the realities of the world we live in, not the one we wish we had. Senator Obama's minions can continue to treat him as the Dalai Obama, but like other other-worldly prophets of peace, Obama's dreams have left him extremely ill-prepared for the way the world is.
What, Senator McCain will be asking every day, all day, has Barack Obama ever commanded? What has he ever run? What has he ever done?
What, Senator Obama will answer, does this generation value of the accomplishments of the past two presidents? What is it about the world that D.C. elites have brought us do you wish to continue? Which of the tactics and strategies, Senator McCain, do you find most effective?
And so it will go every day from now until November. It may be the enemies of the West who decide who wins this argument. If they stay in the shadows for the rest of the year, the complacency falling over a great deal of America may continue to spread. If they show themselves, Obama will be revealed in an instant as exactly the wrong choice for the times in which we live.