This is a rather brillant and a little sad take on Romney. James has argued that had Romney not transformed himself no one would have given him the time of day. But I think this is the year of uncoventional, authentic people. It might have worked.
James, we’re all going to think long and hard about who is viable and who is electable. But McCain may in fact be the consensus that economic conservatives(ok he’s keeping the Bush tax cuts, is a free trader and has a terrific healthcare plan) and foreign policy conservatives can live with as the anybody but Huckabee. There aren’t a lot of options.
Finally, Joe Biden is leaving the race and it makes me sad. He is genuine, honest and smart and I hope to goodness that if we have to live with an Obama presidency Biden is there to keep us from getting in too much trouble.
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?