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On the merits, the 999 portion of this debate should be devastating for Herman Cain. The plan is not holding up well under scrutiny, which is why it is already being changed. Cain can point to no other analysis but one commissioned by his own campaign to support some of his central contentions about the plan. Cain seemed irritated under fire. Yet if the primary electorate has begun to deeply sympathize with Cain, there could be some backlash against the entire Republican field ganging up on him in that fashion.
Rick Santorum has challenged Mitt Romney on health care more effectively than anyone else in the GOP field. By getting Romney to once again defend the principle of the individual mandate, the exchange revealed how similar Obamacare and Romneycare are on the issue where Obamacare is politically and constitutionally most vulnerable. Romney will be reduced to arguing that he didn’t cut Medicare, which will bite him when he talks entitlement reform. This will be trouble in a general election.
Rick Perry, though turning in a better performance than usual, did not have the same luck in his immigration exchange with Romney. He does not have the record to back up his immigration attacks. And he is not as a good a debater Romney. The normally passionless Romney showed some real fire when going after Perry. He must have been pretending the Texas governor was Shannon O’Brien.
Ron Paul correctly pointed out that spending is a tax in itself, the real driver of government’s costs. He deftly mentioned his plan to cut $1 trillion in spending, which sadly isn’t getting enough attention tonight.
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?