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Responding to immigration questions from Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner, Romney gives the most polished answer, Cain gives the most charming answer (“America’s got to learn how to take a joke,” he quips, in reference to his previous suggestion that the border be guarded with electric fences in addition to moats and alligators), and Gingrich gives the wonkiest answer. With Ron Paul dragging troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq into the question, everyone is playing his part.
After Pawlenty owns up to, and apologizes for, raising cigarette fees, Bachmann attacks him again, suggesting, inaccurately, that he gave Minnesota legislators the choice to either oppose raising fees or opposing abortion. The two then get mixed up in another war of words.
Pawlenty and Bachmann fighting each other is perfect for Romney, but Chris Wallace leads Pawlenty to follow up on his infamous “ObamaneyCare” dig at Romney’s health care record, and he does, following up with an attack on Romney’s spending record. This is the first time Romney is challenged. Yet Pawlenty doesn’t go beyond merely asserting that Romneycare and Obamacare are similar, lessening the impact of his accusation. Romney is able to respond with his canned defense of his bill, which includes a reference to the 10th amendment.
Bachmann follows up with a promise to not rest until Obamacare is repealed. No reference to what she would replace Obamacare with, though, nor any suggestion that she favors any other reforms.
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?