I don't think I am engaging in wishful thinking. Recent developments in the war on Islamofascism, combined with the Democrats' squishy ineptitude on the same issue, are probably pushing security-minded voters toward the GOP. This video of an appearance by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on the O'Reilly Factor is an interesting example of the way Republicans are willing to talk and act on the issue that no national Democrat would dare attempt (except for Joe Lieberman, and we know what his party did to him). In the piece, Romney comments on his decision to order all Massachusetts government agencies not to support in any way former Iranian President Khatami's visit to Harvard.
Watch the video and you'll see what I mean. Here's an excerpt from Romney's interview:
On September 10th and September 11th, on the 5th anniversary of an extraordinary tragedy in America, you don't welcome a person to Harvard, with open arms, who has preached the destruction of Israel, who has developed nuclear technology contrary to what he had said, who has jailed dissident students in his country, who has praised Hezbollah. This is a person whose words are worth nothing.Can you see Hillary Clinton saying anything like that? John Kerry? Nancy Pelosi?
(HT: The Political Pit Bull)