Across the Atlantic, conservatives are confused. Prime Minister Blair has announced that Britain's general election will take place May 5, and conservatives now need to decide whether to vote for their Conservative Party or Mr. Blair's Labour Party.
Before the presidential election, Mayor Koch, a lifelong Democrat, told me that for the first time in his life he'd be voting Republican. While he disagreed with President Bush on domestic issues, he said that was superseded by the consideration of who would be best to lead the war on terror.
Mr. Koch's logic was that domestic agenda doesn't matter at this point in history. If the terrorists manage a deadly strike, there will be no domestic agenda to enact. The one question voters should ask themselves in the voting booth is: Who is best suited to fight the war on terror? For him the answer was the other party's candidate, Mr. Bush.