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I am in complete agreement with Mr. Klein about the prospect of a Giuliani nomination in 08. Last week, I posited on the AmSpec Blog, a similar formula for Rudy’s success with the base as to his “liberal issues.” Promise to appoint original intent judges, a la Scalia, Thomas, Alito & Roberts and subject these hot button issues to a direct vote by the people, rather than to the will of an elite judicial oligarchy. This is consistent with Giuliani’s philosophy. I believe the base will respond to this intellectually honest respect for the “Will of the People,” with open arms, and, will give Giuliani a pass as to his personal views. How refreshing will that be? Rudy’s “Will of the People” v. McCain’s “Will of the Senate.” Of course, McCain will be singing a different tune by then and the “Gang of 14” will go unmentioned by Russert & Matthews.p>One final point about Rudy, the Republicans’ and our need for a strong articulate leader going forward. A major factor in last week’s loss was the lack of a strong leadership voice. President Bush, for all his efforts, was drowned out by a hateful media and frankly because at times he was unable to articulate clearly. Giuliani will not suffer the same fate. His personality will, like Reagan’s, overwhelm the simpletons in the MSM. This guy is fast on his feet and razor sharp in wit. And should Rudy find himself up against Madame Hillary, well, that will be fun too. Rudy’s campaign mantra in NY against the faux Yankee fan, Hillary, will be, to quote former Yankee player, Mariano Duncan, “We play today…we win today”. br> — A. DiPentima
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?