John, A presidential hopeful should pick a running mate to win a state or send a message. Phil is right about Massachusetts and Utah; you win half a point with the Michigan suggestion, but only because Dems have made themselves extra vulnerable there by refusing to seat the state’s delegates at the convention. As for message, when Ronald Reagan picked George H.W. Bush in 1980, the message, to moderate Republicans, was: I will work with you. Bush turned around and sent the same message to conservatives by picking that good looking conservative guy Dan Quayle in 1988. What message would John McCain send to conservatives by picking Mitt Romney? Don’t get me wrong, I like Romney. He’s the candidate that I’d most like to have a beer… er, coffee… er, non-caffeinated Diet Coke with, but I’m not sure you manage to make up with conservatives by picking as your running mate the guy who couldn’t quite make the sale.
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?