08/17/2006 10:31 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

How Will George Allen Play Outside Virginia?

Sen. George Allen's love affair with antebellum America is irrepresible as the macaca incident shows. Outside a few places in the South, longing for the days of the Confederacy is something to be ashamed of. And nowhere is singling someone out for ridicule humane, much less presidential. Virginia might decide to send someone like that back to the Senate, but I doubt the country wants to send someone like that to the Oval Office.

Read my whole column here.