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Mr. Klein quotes Hillary as saying, “You know, it is not like I’m talking about ancient Rome. We are talking ten years ago. It’s within our memories.”
I recall back in the 1992 election, I believe, when I watched some major TV networks discussing the campaign and recent comments from Republicans pointing to Jimmy Carter’s failed policies and economy. It was quite common at the time for Republicans to hold up Jimmy’s economy and foreign policy disasters as examples of failure.p>Of course they had Jimmy sitting right there to respond. “You have to remember that they are talking about things over 10 years ago. That’s past history and we should focus on policies and leadership needed for the '90s. This looking back into old history is ridiculous.” (My paraphrase.) br> — Jeff Ehler br> Omaha, Nebraska /p>
As much as I enjoyed Philip Klein’s article, I think his dismissing the Clinton candidacy may be premature. If there is one good thing I can say about the Clinton family it is that they are not going to go down without a fight, and her disappointing showing in Iowa will probably spur her campaign to redouble their efforts. It could also signal them to move away from the nostalgia of the 1990s and move toward a greater focus on Mrs. Clinton’s ideas for the future. Don’t count her out just yet; that could be a HUGE mistake.
As for John Edwards, did anyone really think he would win? This record played out in his last campaign for President, and it wasn’t all that popular then. No one really hates the rich, most of us may envy them, and we all want to BE them one day. Attacking them every day as some sort of malignant force in the country is not going to be a successful political strategy.p>On the article about evangelicals and their problems with Mormonism and Mitt, the problems are related but still different. Many will form judgments about Mitt because of his faith, and I for one think it is fair; your religious world view inform the decisions you make in every facet of your life. As for Mormonism itself, evangelical or “mainstream” Christianity is very far removed from it theologically and there is hardly any relationship between them. It is not wrong for Christians to look at Mormonism and have problems with its theology, nor is it wrong for them to point those differences out. What I do have a problem with is having a Mormon write the article about the issue, since I do not think the writer can avoid making the issue personal. I understand that this is primarily an opinion/analysis site, but the analysis would be better coming from someone without a dog in this particular fight. br> — Eric Edwards br> Walnut Cove, North Carolina
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.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?