You have a point, Phil. But this is really nothing new of course for Romney. He is not by disposition a free market proponent. This was the fellow who declared in a debate (one of the 12,451 we have had to watch this primary cycle) that with regard to healthcare: “I like mandates.” I would think the latest silliness(e.g. corporate welfare/industrial policy) which is just Democratic lite, aside from being bad policy, is bad politics for him. What distinguishes his brand of government intervention from Huckabee’s approach? The rhetoric is less overtly populist and more corporate friendly but it does not help his cause I think, nor the party as a whole, to co-opt bad Democratic ideas. It would seem Rudy and Thompson have room to make a pitch to conservatives that separates their views (both have generally avoided big government solutions and sounded skeptical about meddling in the free market) from Romney and Huckabee.
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?
H/T to National Review Online