Philip, pardon me for registering a profoundly skeptical reaction to your assessment of John McCain as “the only electable candidate in [the GOP] once Rudy Giuliani’s post-9/11 popularity vanished.”
Both McCain and Giuliani are 180 degrees out of phase with conservatives on the issue of illegal immigration. The GOP elite loves open borders, but outside the NY/DC Republican Establishment, support for McCain’s amnesty/”guest workers” policy is political poison. It’s certainly a deal-breaker for blue-collar cultural conservatives in places like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky and West Virginia — the very same swing voters in swing states who should otherwise be “in play” because of Obama’s nomination.
McCain will speak to La Raza in July, indicating he still doesn’t realize how vastly unpopular his immigration stance is in Middle America. And that’s to say nothing of McCain’s Green moves. By pushing pet policies of the elite, the Republican nominee is neutralizing whatever advantage he might have gained from Obama’s own elitism.
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?