When Mr. Antle suggests that social conservatives should spend energy to try to move Giuliani toward their way of thinking, what he’s really saying is that they should try to get him to say the right things. This is precisely the lesson that Mitt Romney has put into practice for his own campaign the last couple of years, and it has even worked to some extent, witness ostensible cognoscenti such as Mr. Antle accepting as bona fide Romney’s claimed pro-life conversion, his many contrary past utterances, actions and inactions on the matter of abortion notwithstanding.p>Note to Messrs. Antle, Tyrrell et al. at TAS : There are hundreds of thousands of voters in the social conservative bloc who understand for what it is the tactic of politicking known as “Screw what I really think; just tell ‘em what they want to hear.” As much as we despise Bill Clinton’s worse half, we are animated far more so by our pro-life principles, which are nonnegotiable. Our prospects for having a reason to turn out in November of ‘08 grow bleaker by the week. br> — Francis M. Hannon, Jr. br> Melrose, Massachusetts /p>
Whether or no some Evangelical conservatives warmed up to Giuliani in D.C., yours truly, Catholic and conservative, simply will not vote for a pro-abortion, pro-queer, antigun hedonist who was a draft dodger during my little war in Vietnam. I.e., I won’t vote for Giuliani even at the risk of letting Hillary capture the White House.
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?