Tampa cleans itself up from a dizzying, rewarding week.
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Democrats and lame-stream media types have declared themselves puzzled to outraged by Clint’s performance. Late night comics, who are not as funny as Clint’s routine, hammed it up. OK, Clint’s 12 minutes was wandering and a bit eccentric. But it was clear enough. Clint is for Romney, thinks Obama ought to be fired, and ridiculed him a bit. What’s the problem? The people in the hall Thursday clearly loved Clint and were ready to applaud anything he said.
For all the nattering on since Thursday about Clint’s contribution, hardly anyone has asked the only important question about it: Did it win or lose any votes for Romney? Clint is not a professional politician, or a red-hot partisan. Which is exactly why his support is so helpful. This is a guy who is influential with the independent voters any candidate needs to win the presidency. Jon Stewart can mug all he wants. Clint’s presentation was a net-plus for Romney/Ryan.
Before the applause for Clint had died down Florida Senator Marco Rubio was on stage for a bi-lingual introduction of Mitt Romney. Marco was good, not the best I’ve seen him, but good. As was Mitt, though I was prepared to like what he said. Did what he said change any minds? Too soon to tell.
The patriots who made up the crowd clearly liked the show, liked the candidates, and liked their chances in the fall. Joy seemed unconfined while the red, white and blue balloons descended. It made a body think that perhaps, heat and discomfort notwithstanding, maybe coming to this outsized shindig was a reward after all.
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?