Both Joe Lawler and Jim Antle felt obliged to comment on Ross Douthat’s column arguing for the “inevitability” of Mitt Romney as the GOP nominee. If Romney is the eventual nominee, the two key factors will be:
Douthat’s argument for Romney’s inevitability seems to involve the assumption that Cain can’t possibly win, which is an assumption his campaign has had to deal from the beginning. Karl Rove’s smug dismissal of Cain is typical of this attitude. Yet for all Cain’s shortcomings as a candidate, he is still capable of inspiring fervent grassroots support. If his campaign can somehow organize that support, a miraculous upset is yet possible.
One suspects that if Cain did manage to stop Romney, Rove would be as horrified as he was when Christine O’Donnell beat Mike Castle in last year’s Delaware Senate primary. The prospect of embarrasing Karl Rove might be the kind of goal that finally inspires the Cain campaign to get organized.
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?