Interesting thought — without Felt’s leaks would Nixon have held on? And if he did, wouldn’t that have led to a President Reagan in 1976 and left Jimmy Carter back in Georgia? Ford required the full power of the White House to hold off Reagan in the primaries. Would have an unelected Vice President have had the same power? Without Nixon’s removal, would Carter have managed to get the Democratic nomination?p>Ford ran a late-starting general campaign that still almost beat Carter at the last second. It seems much more likely that Ronald Reagan would have beaten Carter (or any other of the rather weak field of Democratic candidates in 1976). How different would events have been with a President Reagan instead of a President Malaise in the late '70s? br> — Leonard Speakman br> Hockessin, Delaware /p>
There is no doubt now that Ben Stein is an egregious pandering hack. It is surprising that a magazine that seeks al least to be marginally credible would lend its masthead to such incredible twisted logic and further to use the tragedy of Cambodians in the service of making obviously inaccurate statements.
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?