Cantor is the first name bruited as GOP No. 2 that’s really “outside the box” — a very young guy, Jewish, not a governor. Try to get your mind in “Maverick” mode: He doesn’t want to name just any regular conventional-wisdom Republican. He wants to do something fresh and novel.
I don’t know enough about Cantor’s record to render a political value judgment, but you could see why he might appeal to John McCain’s sensibilities. A quick look at his official bio shows he led a House counter-terrorism task force, which is a plus. No military record, which is a negative, but maybe Maverick figures he’s got enough of the war-hero thing.
The interesting veep rumor today is that McCain’s going to let Obama pick first, and since it’s apparently not going to be Hillary, that’s going to generate a lot of negative backlash for the Democrat.
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?