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And here I criticize the other candidates for not effectively blasting Romney:
[I]t’s worth noting that it was odd that everybody let Romney skate on everything Monday night, from Romneycare to abortion to Romney’s utterly ill-informed and leftist acceptance of global warming mythology. As a conservative, Romney’s authenticity rates somewhere between that of Egg Beaters and that of the Great and Powerful Oz....It doesn’t matter one bit if Mitt Romney’s “individual mandate” was imposed by a state instead of by the feds; either way, a government forcing people to buy a product the person doesn’t want, just by virtue of living and breathing within the government’s jurisdiction, is a government without any real limits whatsoever. Tyranny is tyranny at any level. By Romney’s logic, it would be better still if your local township, rather than the state, could send police to oversee you filling out your insurance application and writing the check. Next stop: SWAT teams to escort you to the hardware store to buy widgets.
On the other hand, for the sake of accuracy, I went back and checked my own claim that I have been opposing Romney for five years. As it turns out, I was effectively neutral toward Romney four years ago, spending most of my fire against Huckabee and McCain while saying far more nice than not about Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter and James Gilmore. I consistently rated ROmney in the middle of the pack in debate performances, and neither blasted him nor praised him much on issues. I DO remember being angry with Romney’s explanation of Romneycare’s individual mandate at an off-the-record dinner, but as it was off-the-record, I wrote nothing on it then, nor can I rightfully report now about what I remember he said, except that I didn’t like it — and that, based on what I have written this year about Romney’s mandate, one can imagine that my objections then and his comments then were probably rather similar to what we are hearing today.
For the record, my candidate for president is Mike Pence. But he’s not running.
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?