The pundits already have. Bipartisan equivocation. Steelering the election. Will the real Ed Morrow please stand up? Plus more.
Re: W. James Antle, III’s Antisocial Conservatives:
Just four years ago, after Bush’s re-election, Democratic
politicians and pundits were saying that Democratic candidates
needed to talk more about their religious faith in order to
compete with Republicans. People in politics certainly have very
— Bill Leventon
For me, the most important requirement for Republican/Conservative success in the next presidential election is for the RNC to do now whatever is necessary to ensure that no Republican state primary be open to anyone except registered Republicans.
The second most important requirement is for the RNC to do now whatever is necessary to ensure that no Republican state primary be a “caucus.”
Why call it a “Republican primary election” when it is not
— A. C. Santore
You are spot-on regarding the current atmosphere of who to blame for the failure of the Republican’s in all the races. The religious Right is not responsible for the losses. The Republican Party is. I, like many others, told the RNC years ago we would no longer financially support a party who will not close the borders, quit spending billions to buy votes, and fail to call the corruption on the Democratic side with an equal amount of vigor as they do to the Republicans. I will not continue to back the spineless and the moderates.
As for the leadership of the Religious Right I do blame them for failing to raise up candidates who have conservative principles for local, county, state and national office. ACORN at least got governors moved to the Democratic side, while running as conservatives, as well as Congressional candidates. The Democrats had a strategy of changing the bully pulpit in as many states as possible, thereby creating a wave of “tolerable” Democrats who can set the agenda at all levels of government. They spent the money and got the seats and when this election came, they had a new base of operations in every state.
Republicans used to have a core set of beliefs 20 years ago when
Reagan ran that started with “I am a Republican because…” look
it up, follow it, run on it and govern with it and 2008 will be
the last election some will be trying to blame conservatives for
losing, since we will be winning.
— Bill Elsasser
The more these characters pile on Sarah, the more I’m convinced that she’s the real deal…
I was not going to vote at all. Never liked McCain and at times, to me at least, he looked more like a RINO instead of a paquiderm.
It was Sarah’s name on the ticket that made me jump with joy and support the ticket… Truth be told I was hoping an early departure for the senator once elected and that will leave her as the first woman president of the country. She’s got my vote, my wife’s, my brothers/wife/sons/daughters’ and in 2012 my young daughter’s…all of whom (excepting the young one) were ready to skip the ballot box until Sarah came onboard…by the way those were 7 legal votes for McCain/Palin in just two households made of legal first generation immigrants from Latin America.
Now it’s clear this nation believes in aristocracy and that
unless you’re bred in a certain way you do not qualify to be in
DC. All these critics and characters keep that up and pretty soon
a group of leaders may decide to start up a true conservative
party with true conservative leaders and the elephants will be
left wondering what happened in their big empty tent.
— Dario Giraldo
Just a quick note to commend Mr. Antle for this excellent piece.
Keep up the great work.
— Keith Jones
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?