When it became obvious that Mitt was going to be the Republican nominee for President, I started doodling around with my strong sense that the November match-up would look very much like a contest between Ward Cleaver and Eddie Haskell, of Leave it to Beaver fame. In May, I put up a post, which was my first attempt at expanding on that image.
Usually, once I’ve written something, it’s out of my system. This one, though, wouldn’t go away. The more I watched the campaign progress, the more the Ward v. Eddie analogy seemed right on the money. I eventually sat down and completely rewrote the post. I then offered the expanded, rewritten, and updated article to PJ Media (after having advised them about the earlier iteration), and PJ Media kindly accepted it.
You can read my full-blown, up-to-date Ward v. Eddie analysis here.