The interesting thing about candidate Hillary (and I do think she’s running) is that I haven’t met one Democrat who is actually excited about the prospect of her winning the nomination. Obviously, polls showing her way ahead contradict my anecdotal evidence, but still, I think most Democrats would prefer an alternative. For much of the year I thought that Mark Warner was well-positioned to challenge her, but obviously now he’s not running. It’s pretty clear that John “botched joke” Kerry is out of the picture. Al Gore could conceivably make a comeback a la Richard Nixon in 1968. However, my theory is that his renewed popularity is rooted in the fact that he’s not running for anything, so he’s more relaxed, and comfortable in his own skin. Were he to transform into a candidate once again, I think he’d revert back to being the man of wood that people found so annoying in 2000. There’s a lot of hype surrounding John Edwards, but he didn’t live up to the hype in 2004, and he won’t this time around. You hear Evan Bayh’s name tossed around, but he may be too moderate to appeal to the party’s base. So, perhaps that leaves them with Barack Obama, who I see as too inexperienced, but he clearly has more charisma than any other Democrat and has appeal across the ideological spectrum of the party.
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?