One of Andrew Sullivan's readers thinks that internal threats to our liberty is the defining issue of this election,
This is THE most important issue in this election, and in all ways. Everything else is small by comparison, including Iraq and the GWOT. Why? Because those things are purely external threats. External threats come and go. The issue of executive power is the only issue in this election that can fundamentally alter the nature of the American state. If the Bush/Cheney theory is not explicitly repudiated during THIS election as the ridiculous affront to the constitution that it is, we're going to be stuck with it for decades, even after the external threats that gave it currency have faded. There will always be a new threat to justify, in the minds of some, the unchecked executive.The reader has a point.