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“I was personally thrilled when Webb decided to run for the Senate,” he said. “After 9/11, we all had to let our personal divisions go.”
The question on your humble correspondent’s mind was why they were rallying in northern Virginia in the first place. One of the initial rationales for Webb’s campaign was that with his background he could strike deep into the state’s reddest areas and poach Allen’s votes. Instead they were closing out the race the way every major statewide Democrat candidate does, trying to boost turnout in the state’s northern — and most liberal — regions.
Indeed, throughout the race Webb has mostly stuck to the Democratic Party’s standard script. It might still work, especially this year. Polls show the race neck-and-neck and Allen ran a campaign so cloddishly incompetent that even if he does survive his presidential hopes are over.
If he does win, what type of senator might Webb turn out to be? If the Republicans are lucky once Iraq is resolved he’ll return to his right-wing roots and become the next Zell Miller. If the Democrats are lucky he’ll become John Kerry 2.0: A liberal Democrat who truly is immune to being called a wimp. Based on the campaign he’s run, option #2 seems more likely.
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