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One’s looks, since 1960 exactly, have meant a lot in American politics. McCain is old and looks and acts old. Worse, he will never fiercely defend his positions because getting along with everybody and being lauded by press sycophants has always been his primary concern. And even worse, his positions are such that they will never excite the base he so desperately will need to win. Look for him to pick another worm as his vice president. Crist perhaps.
Obama is an empty suit. And although he pretends to be looking for new solutions, his solutions are instead right out of the old playbook. Nationalize health, raise taxes, spend money, run and hide from world affairs. Jimmy Carter pretended to be new; Bill Clinton pretended to be new; Jerry Brown pretended to be new: it was the same old thing.
But Obama, unlike McCain and especially Bush, is articulate and intelligent. He really is the guy with whom you’d sit down at the bar and have a couple of beers. Yeah, he’s got this election hands down. Barring some catastrophe, the election is his.p>(Maybe it’s worth it, if this will finally make the Clintons go away. God almighty, have we not had enough of the Clintons?) br> — Paul /p>
Problem is the right is SOOO far right nowadays that ANY Democrat to them is “far left.”
Republicans will pull out their scare rhetoric this fall w/the gods, guns, gays garbage. But I think this year voters actually give a damn about REAL issues like Iraq, economy, environment, & the trivial social issues shouldn’t play that much a role.p>I’ve contributed to Obama’s campaign, but would certainly vote for Clinton if she’s the nominee. After these last 7 years, I’ll never vote Republican again in any election. br> — Rich V.
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