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If Romney wanted to prove that his approach could somehow avoid higher taxes and staggering regulatory burdens, why did he leave office without giving his healthcare plan a chance to work on something closer to his terms?
Perhaps it is too cynical to suggest that Romney was more interested in putting conservative policies on his resume than seeing them to fruition. Massachusetts is an overwhelmingly Democratic state; Romney fit the profile of the Republicans who were taken out in 2006’s blue tide. Maybe Mitt had truly done all the 90 percent Democratic legislature was going to let him do.
But as this Boston-bred writer contemplates Taxachusetts’ revival, it is hard not to wonder whether Romney could have stopped it. The fact that he didn’t try may say more than a thousand YouTube videos.
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