For a moment last night there was a glimmer of hope. Obama is leading in the polls because of the economy, and in particular, the banking failures. As usual he blamed the financial crisis on Bush-McCain deregulation (though, as some one here pointed, didn’t give a single example). McCain started to say the problem was that Obama and the Democrats forced banks to make bad loans to risky loan applicants. All he needed to do was to quote Stanley Kurtz: “Community organizers intimidate banks into making high-risk loans to customers with poor credit.” But he didn’t press the point. A lot of voters think Obama is right, that deregulation caused the banking mess. McCain and the Republicans have failed to show how the crisis was not the fault of the free market and deregulators, but social engineering and interference in the market by liberal politicians. That’s why McCain is trailing. And there is no excuse for this.
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?