I think there is a very good reason Republicans are going to be hesitant to admit defeat and particularly demoralized when it likely comes: The last time the GOP pitted a grumpy septuagenarian against a charismatic young Democrat, there was never really any hope of winning. Bob Dole never led Bill Clinton during the thick of the 1996 campaign — though he did in some 1995 polls — and was frequently down by double digits. After the 1992 Democratic National Convention, Clinton enjoyed a pretty consistent and occasionally formidable lead over George Bush the elder.
Barack Obama has generally had pretty narrow leads over McCain in national polls and, before his spending advantage and the Wall Street mess, had trouble closing the sale in the battleground states. A few national polls show Obama with a less-than-imposing single-digit lead now. Worse, McCain actually led Obama after the Republican National Convention and the Palin pick. There was a point not too long ago where even hardened McCain skeptics like myself thought the Old Maverick might pull it off.
If McCain had been down by 15 points since the Democratic convention, I think a lot more rank-and-file Republicas would be resigned o what’s coming. And some of the more conservative of them would be saying, “Screw it, I might as well vote for Barr.”
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?
H/T to National Review Online