John McCain’s problems with the conservative base are no secret, Philip. You write: “Whatever Obama’s weaknesses as a candidate, the fundamentals still overwhelmingly favor him” — yes, but Obama’s weakness as a candidate is just the problem that euphoric Democrats (and discouraged Republicans) keep trying to overlook. Responding to David Weigel, I made this point:
[V]oters will not have the choice of voting for a generic Democratic president — or against a generic Republican. In 1996, I was among those who believed that any Republican could beat Bill Clinton. Unfortunately “any Republican” wasn’t on the ballot; Bob Dole was. He got 41%.Team Obama seems to be betting that this is the year the GOP coalition will collapse completely. And they may be right. On the other hand, maybe not.
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?