Jim Pinkerton isn’t the first person to see similiarities between John McCain and Chuck Hagel, but he argues convincingly that now the media is catching on — replacing the old McCain with the new. (Hat tip: NRO.)
Where he is less convincing is in his contention that Hagel could bolt the GOP and run as an independent candidate. It seems to me that Hagel lacks the money and, well, the constituency — he hasn’t established himself as enough of a conservative leader on other issues to overcome his Iraq stance, isn’t antiwar enough to appeal to truly antiwar voters, doesn’t have much of a comprehensive agenda, and isn’t the most compelling orator on the stump today. Looking at the polls, Hagel’s chances at the Republican presidential nomination seem nearly as remote.
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?