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In a recent interview, Donald Trump gave a crass reason why voters should go for him rather than Mitt Romney — “the Donald” has “a much, much bigger net worth” than the mogul from Massachusetts. Hardly a reason to vote for a candidate, but we’ll concede the point to Trump on this one. In reality, though, there are far more similarities than differences between these two hopefuls when it comes to substantial political issues. Their reversals on abortion are one.
Romney was pro-choice until he began laying the foundation for a presidential run, and realized, as Rudy Giuliani rudely discovered in 2008, that adherence to the sanctity of human life is an indispensable position in Republican primaries. That’s an awakening Trump is now experiencing — encouraged, no doubt, by advice from political consultants.
To that end, Trump suddenly has discovered that he was wrong about abortion all those years. Of course, running for president (maybe) has nothing to do with that. It’s a conviction thing. Right.
The abortion U-turn is good evidence that Trump is getting nowhere close to the Republican nomination for president. If Romney suffered as he did in part due to his reversal on pro-life, then Trump will fare far worse. At least Romney developed a short track record in office of respect for life, namely on stem cell research. In contrast, Trump offers nothing but empty talking points.
(By the way, for an education on just how family friendly Trump is, check out this bizarre video short, during which the Donald “takes advantage” of Rudy in drag. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. And yes, I won’t be eating for days, thank you very much.)
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