“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Mac is Back. McCain Wins in South Carolina.
Short of a miracle, Rudy Giuliani is done. Florida will determine that. Huckabee has probably eclipsed and that leaves Mitt Romney, who picked up more delegates in Nevada than McCain did in South Carolina, to be the only candidate who can challenge McCain. The non dd214 wing of the Republican Cardinals detests McCain, but like an old Timex he takes a licking and ticks on. McCain disappointed many over immigration but the choices are narrowing.
We live in interesting times.