In much of the discussion about his potential departure the notion is tossed around that Thompson should get out of the race because he is a spoiler for someone else. Hogwash. In a multi-party race everyone is a spoiler for someone else. If McCain disappeared tomorrow Rudy would hugely benefit in Florida. If Romney hadn’t been on the SC ballot those votes could well have put Huckabee over the top. If Rudy dropped out of Florida McCain would be up by 20 pts. It is all somewhat silly and presupposes that but for that stubborn Thompson others more deserving would cruise to victory. Aside from the presumptuousness it is factually suspect. Neither Romney or Huckabee has been able to string together two wins in a row and it seems to be a weak excuse to retroactively blame Thompson.
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?