Again I was only able to watch with one eye and listen with one ear, but that was enough to give me a sense of deja vu 1992, beginning with it being a stupid economy and ending with Obama’s growing confidence in his own Clintonite slickness.
Meanwhile, the Republican was floundering, unable to articulate the most important points about the most important topic. McCain did invoke Ronald Reagan again, but only in a foreign policy context. For all his genuine affection for Reagan, he is absolutely clueless about Reagan’s positions on government and the economy. So there he went again, promising to give away the store. And I bet there are no ponies in the thick of that dung heap.
Even what townhall format there was didn’t help McCain, other than perhaps during his fine exchange with the chief petty officer. Obama was out of his league when it was his turn to respond to the Navy vet. But otherwise McCain’s movements and gestures accentuated his age, and unlike at the first debate he appeared tired. Or perhaps resigned.
Did he even once mention his running mate?
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?