It’s fair to conclude that the Romney team is in a state of “heightened concern.” Running a negative ad against McCain in NH after promising to put out their positive closing message suggests they are equally if not more concerned about a NH loss than an Iowa upset. If you caught Romney on John Gibson or on Hannity and Colmes last night you saw a candidate struggling to escape generalities and relying on rather cliched set phrases. On Today he invoked Reagan as an example of a candidate nonexperienced in foreign affairs. But of course, Reagan had written and given speeches for years on Communism— the equivalent of writing and speechifying for years on Islamic terrorism. McCain is fighting back, smartly putting out email briefings debunking Romney’s ad and citing Romney’s own shortcomings on immigration and tax cuts. But the real issue for Romney, and for Huckabee, is that voters got a wake up call yesterday. This is no time for a candidate operating on 3X5 notecards who has never met with world leaders, never questioned the joint chiefs, never seen a Pentagon budget and never dealt with skittish allies. The ground has shifted and Romney’s surrogates are right to be worried.
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?