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John Avlon is once again writing that “extreme right-wing” candidates are faring poorly and centrist Republicans, as he defines them, are excelling. Let’s stipulate that some conservatives are bad candidates and some moderates are good fits for the electorate. Overall, I think it takes a pretty selective view of this election cycle to make the argument that conservatives are dragging the Republican Party down to defeat.
Sharron Angle is struggling as much because she’s running against the sitting Senate Majority Leader as for any of her own flaws. Carl Paladino is a fairly terrible candidate, but the more moderate Republican who actually bothered to run was also poised for electoral disaster, even though the GOP isn’t getting completely blown out in down-ballot races. Finally, I’d be willing to make this prediction: every Tea Party-backed Senate candidate who made to the November ballot will win except for Christine O’Donnell. And even she will break 40 percent of the vote.
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?