Here’s a very good post by Ross Douthat on the state of the Republican primary campaign–almost all of his points are on target. I even agree with him that by the traditional metrics of success, the Republican candidates are generally more successful and experienced than the Democrats. There are exceptions to that, I’ll note, since Giuliani is running on a foreign-policy focused platform but his primary accomplishments in that realm include being mayor of a city that was attacked by terrorists–Marion Barry could have done that. But regardless, it’s a very helpful post if you’re confused by the Republican candidates.
Counterpoint-Update: Noah Millman disagrees, I think. At least he starts with a disagreement.