The phrase “broken glass voters” was coined by Peggy Noonan in one of her Wall Street Journal articles about the Clinton-Gore power center and the coming election of 2000.
They’re called Broken Glass Republicans because that’s what they’d walk over to throw the Clinton-Gore administration out. That’s what they’d crawl over to remove them from power. That’s what they’d crawl over to remove this extraordinary corruption from our national life. That’s what we’d crawl over to give Clinton-Gore a rebuke, and remove them from our history.
The BG Republicans want to do something else. They want to prove that we’re still a good people — that we’re still a good people in a good country, that the Clinton-Gore reality is not representative of who we are.
Yeah, irony alert. Not long ago she wrote Broken Glass Democrats too. Plus, I go to grab the link and find I only remember the Noonan article. She got the term from Byron York.