I think Phil’s right that the conventional wisdom on Giuliani is changing. Unless Mitt Romney or some other candidate emerges as a viable conservative alternative to the front-runners, I think we could see an interesting dynamic in the 2008 Republican presidential race: John McCain could become the candidate of single-issue voters on abortion, guns, and gay marriage.
Or we could see economic and social conservatives back different candidates. There is a credible case to be made that Giuliani is to McCain’s right on fiscal policy while McCain is to Giuliani’s right on social issues. This match-up would be unsatisfying to conservative activists for all sorts of reasons, but the vast goodwill McCain and post-9/11 Giuliani have built up with the electorate may make it happen anyway.
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?