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It isn’t so much that under normal conditions a fourth year senator would never have an opportunity to move through the leadership ranks so quickly; it’s that Democrats are desperate for Daschle to make one more run in 2004 given their precarious electoral position. With questions about the retirement or early exit by such Democratic war horses as Sens. Bob Graham and Fritz Hollings, as well as Zell Miller in Georgia, Democrats would prefer that Daschle run again in an attempt to protect his South Dakota seat, which otherwise would seem to be a lock for Republicans. There it’s expected that former Rep. John Thune will try for the Senate again next year after his controversial loss to Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson in 2002.
“Hillary doesn’t need to be pushing our best people out the door or trying to dictate terms,” said a Democratic leadership staffer. “She isn’t looking at the situation on the electoral map as some of us are.”
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?
H/T to National Review Online