It’s also worth remembering that other candidates have seen similar bumps in the New Hampshire polls fade before the primary. Steve Forbes in 1996, Bill Bradley in 2000, and both Howard Dean and Wesley Clark in 2004 all found themselves at or near the top of the pack in polling that occured much closer to the first ballots being cast than the surveys showing an Obama surge. None of them managed to win the primary.
Each of the above candidates faltered for different reasons. Perhaps none of their circumstances will apply to Obama. But it’s still a little early to write off Hillary just because of the Illinois senator’s standing in polls after his first Granite State campaign swing.
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?