January 05, 2004

Hail the Happy Pessimists?

What do you get when you combine Prof. Bainbridge's accusation that National Review writers are too pessimistic with Rev. Sensings note of a Gallup Survey that Republicans are happier than Democrats?

There are only two possible conclusions, that pessimists are happier or that Democrats are the conservative party. As Ramesh Ponnuru noted in his commentary at The Corner

A certain connection between conservatism and pessimism has, of course, long been rumored; I won't try to dispute his point.


Posted by TMLutas at January 5, 2004 04:16 PM