January 5th, 2014
During a panel segment on Fox News Sunday, conservative columnist George Will was asked if he believed, as some commentators have suggested, that the election of Bill de Blasio to mayor of New York City indicated a resurgence of liberalism. While Will said that he was not sure that it does, he hopes that this is the case because there is no better messenger for conservative principles than liberals in government.
“There’s nothing better for American conservatism than periodic examples of untrammeled liberalism,” Will submitted.
“Lyndon Johnson, after 1964, had huge majorities in Congress, had his way. Republicans won five of the next six and seven of the next nine presidential elections,” Will continued. “Let him have his way in New York City and let people see what happens.”