I think Newt Gingrich’s decisive victory over Mitt Romney in South Carolina can be summed up this way.
When Mitt was leading in the polls by double digits in the Palmetto state it was because Republicans felt like they had to vote for Romney. But when Newt won by double digits it was because Republicans wanted to vote for Newt.
It isn’t to say that Romney won’t be the GOP nominee. His resources can’t be casually dismissed and Romney has already expended considerable resources in Florida. It could be that Newt won this battle but that Romney will win the war.
But now he’ll really have to earn the nomination because that aura of invincibility has been shattered and a lot of Republicans in Florida who felt like they had to vote for Mitt, could very well end up voting for Newt in ten days time.
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?