“Bryant has stood his ground,” says one White House political staffer. “He’s listened to Rove, he’s been polite, but he wants to make a race of this primary. It’s not like the White House has a lot to offer him right now as a consolation prize.”
According to an RNC campaign consultant, Rove has told Bryant that the Tennessee seat is critical to Republican plans to take back the Senate, and that President Bush would prefer an experienced statewide candidate such as Alexander over Bryant. “He’s told Bryant that there may be another Senate seat open in 2006, that [Sen.] Bill Frist is considering not running and that that could be Bryant’s seat,” says the RNC source. “But that’s asking Bryant to be patient for four more years for something that may never happen.”
Frist has never discussed retirement, and he garnered more than 60 percent of the vote in winning re-election in 2000. His seat appears safe for many years to come.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?