Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has pretty conclusively ruled himself out of the Democratic veepstakes: “If drafted, I will not run; nominated, I will not accept; and if elected, I will not serve,” Strickland said in an interview with NPR’s “All Things Considered.” “So, I don’t know how more crystal clear I can be. That does not mean that I am any less committed to helping Barack Obama become the next president.”
Maybe not, but Strickland would have been pretty helpful on Obama’s ticket: he’s the governor of a state Obama absolutely has to win, was a Hillary Clinton supporter, is popular with white working-class voters, and deftly handled the Marc Dann scandal. His Sherman statement takes a promising name off Obama’s list.
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?