I am Swedish and I used to read your website every morning (my time) because I am a conservative and I thought so was your paper. But now I am going to wonder.p>Why this witch-hunting on Mitt Romney? He is a solid conservative and I am stunned that a magazine like yours is behaving like this. Go hunting for the Democrats. br> — Marianne Andersson /p>
In Mr. Macomber’s generally well-done article, he demonstrates exactly what is wrong with the punditry/political activist class. He anoints certain subjects, certain words and phrases as too sappy to be talked about. The experts insist that we, the common voter, will be turned off by these references. They have also anointed other subjects, other words and phrases as “mean spirited” and certain to turn off voters because of mean spirited partisanship. These pundits/political activists are so wrong, and they either can’t, or won’t see it. Of course every poll simply confirms the conventional wisdom because of the way that the questions are written and/or because we have been trained to tell the pollsters what they want to hear. If we told them what we really thought, we would be put down as simple, ignorant rednecks whose opinions don’t matter anyway.
And so as the results come in from the primary contests, the pundits will once again be shocked, and we will be treated to unending hours of “what it all means.” Of course such analyses will, as often as not, be completely clueless.
How could those folks at that school in Iowa possibly be influenced by that sappy family values stuff? How could that possibly influence them in a positive way? Well, Mr. Macomber, it is because so many of them were just regular folks that believe in home and family, and country and our flag, and who love and honor our military folks, and get a tear or two when the National Anthem is played, or the flag goes by, or they hear “Taps.” Yep, just a bunch of fly-over country rubes.p>Their attitudes positively affect the Huckabee campaign, and the Ron Paul campaign also. These attitudes are why Thompson is not dead. Guess what, Rudy G doesn’t get it either, that is why he is slipping.
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