Stop the presses. Walter Cronkite, the most revered figure in American television news history, offers a solution to the Democratic Party’s political difficulties in time for 2006. The idea is not to “concentrate on the Bush administration’s failures” but to offer “alternative programs to fix” what is “wrong with the Republican agenda.”
But how can the party “command the greatest public attention for its positive agenda”? Easy. “It could within weeks call an extraordinary midterm convention to draw up its platform.”
There’s goods news here for McCain fans too: “The convention would not need to be expensive.” Indeed, “the delegates could be those who attended the 2004 convention. Their meeting would be open to the public and of course the press.” Of course.
Uncle Walter has long been a player at political conventions. Remember 1980, when he was ready to broker a co-presidency deal between Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford?
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?