While the social conservatives grumble (or just pretend to grumble) about their absence from prime time, analysts will look back at this summer’s Republican Convention as the point when Arnold made his national breakthrough. Having finessed the California budget crisis by snowing the public and intimidating the legislature (and crippling the state’s flagship university and state college system in the process), Conan has already turned his attention to bigger things.
Never mind that Mike Ditka has better political qualifications. Get ready to hear a lot more about Article II, Section 1. (That’s the part of the Constitution that needs to terminated if an Austrian-born former brick layer is going to seek the presidency.)