The impending Republican defeat on health care is much worse than most conservatives realize, according to former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum. And what he calls the party's "most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s," will hardly be rectified come November. Frum writes that conservatives should be worried about the elections for two reasons: "The economy will have improved and the immediate goodies in the health-care bill will be reaching key voting blocs." The biggest mistake Republicans made was letting themselves be led by radical pundits who were uninterested in true debate, Frum says. "We followed the most radical voices in the party and the movement," he writes, "and they led us to abject and irreversible defeat… It's Waterloo all right: ours."