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I watched Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels’ response to President Obama’s SOTU.
I must confess this is the first time I’ve heard him speak at any length. My overall impression of him is a Jon Huntsman without the condescension. He managed to speak of putting patriotism and national success over party, ideology and self-interest without describing conservative activists as cranks. I also liked his use of the term “loyal opposition” something which took me back to my days in Canada and for that matter Britain (i.e. Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.)
Daniels has a low-key disposition punctuated with a sharp wit. I can see why Bill Kristol is all gaga over him and why there is an effort to draft him into the GOP race. But for better or worse what we have what we have. To paraphrase onetime Boston Celtics coach Rick Pitino, “Mitch Daniels isn’t walking through the door.”
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?