Having watched a few Senate campaigns over the years (I was NRSC communications director in the 1982 cycle) I’ve noticed that being the preferred inside-the-Beltway candidate may not translate into victory if the anointed one lacks sufficient fire in the belly.
Senate candidates that come immediately to mind include Elliot Richardson in Massachusetts in 1984 (lost in the primary) and Dick Thornburg in the Pennsylvania special to replace John Heinz. And Democrats aren’t exempt from falling into this trap — ask Fritz Mondale.p>A nice clear shot at the general helps — but it is worth even more if it is achieved by a candidate building the organization and raising the funds needed to scare off the opposition. br> — Bob Pipkin br> Belmont, MA /p> p> SYRIA SERIOUSLY
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.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
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?