Jennifer Rubin

McCain Power

 

John McCain had been having a tough time coming up with a credible domestic policy agenda. Given his druthers, he would prefer to talk about Iraq and national security 24/7. But even with growing recognition of the surge’s success in Iraq, McCain would be foolhardy to cede domestic issues to Barack Obama. Voters, according to […]

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The Obama Economy

 

Barack Obama and John McCain are now going toe-to-toe on economics. Obama’s main challenge: to convince voters he is not a classic tax-and-spend liberal. McCain’s is to convince voters he is focused and determined to solve pocketbook issues. McCain may have the tough time revealing his opponents’ underlying predispositions. Obama has been talking a very […]

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Reject and Denounce

 

The list of objectionable figures — Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, and Father Michael Pfleger — surrounding Barack Obama is growing. But the one who is the most infamous garners the least attention: Louis Farrakhan. Let’s admit that Obama does not agree with Farrakhan that Judaism is a “gutter” or “dirty” religion and […]

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Obama Is Lying

 

When was the last time the MSM took a Republican’s side in a fight over credibility with a Democratic opponent? Well, it has been a while. However, conservatives have little to grumble about in the recent face-off between Barack Obama and John McCain over McCain’s statement that troops might have to remain for “100 years” […]

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Less Tingling, More Reporting

 

We have come a long way since Chris Matthews told us his leg was “tingling” when he listened to Barack Obama. Well, sure, the liberal punditocracy is still playing defense for Obama — insisting he is not really all that liberal (as the New York Times did last week) or trying to convince us that […]

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Why Not Defeat?

 

Many observers, left and right, have begun to take note of the gap between the Democrats’ defeatist rhetoric on Iraq and the reality on the ground. Karl Rove observed in the Wall Street Journal last week that the Democrats’ stubborn insistence that the surge has failed makes them look out of touch and, worse, as […]

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The Luckiest Man

 

Not every politician gets a week like the one John McCain got last week, and most of his good fortune was not of his making. Yes, he did clear the threshold of 1191 delegates to officially gain the nomination and, yes, that did lead to a helpful photo-op at the White House. But the real […]

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Closed Broders

 

Suddenly the mainstream and conservative media press critics are in agreement — and not just about the shoddy journalism at the New York Times. Now that they suspect Hillary Clinton is going down for the count, they feel emboldened to say it: she is not very nice and neither is her staff. Imagine. In particular […]

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1972 All Over Again

 

Forget all the pundit chatter about post-partisanship, maverick candidates, and New Media driven campaigns. The 2008 presidential race is shaping up to be a nice old-fashioned race between a conservative and a liberal, indeed an ultra-liberal who makes the conservative seems more conservative with each passing day. On the Democratic side, Barack Obama is pulling […]

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Helping Hillary

 

Let’s face it: Hillary Clinton needs help. She is trailing in the delegate count, is on the receiving side of atrocious media coverage, and faces a rock star opponent who seems to have captured the momentum. Many conservatives share a common cause with her: slowing down or stopping Barack Obama. Yes, he has considerable weaknesses […]

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