We're afraid he already has: We’ve always warned you about Nicholas Kristof.
This morning, he continues his latest peculiar crusade. This passage comes near the end, but his whole column drives this perspective:
KRISTOF (2/2/12): [P]olitical parties are not suicidal. When they overreach, they (often) learn. The Democrats did that when they embraced a Southern centrist named Bill Clinton. The British Labor Party was marginalized when I lived in Britain in the early 1980s, but Tony Blair transformed it and revived it about 15 years later. And in Oregon over the last decade, Bladine notes, social wedge issues have lost their force, and moderate Republicans have re-emerged.Nicholas Kristof keeps insisting that Romney is a moderate Republican. Today, he makes it sound like Romney is crusading to recreate this long-lost moderate party.
Could the same happen nationally? Sure, it seems impossible at the moment. But if Romney somehow manages to make the Republican Party safe for moderates again, that’ll be a triumph for his party—and for the country.
Has Kristof seen the man’s proposals? Beyond that, does a person have to be nuts to write for the New York Times?