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1. Mitt Romney overcame his biggest obstacle to winning the Republican nomination when Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign, but pockets of resistance to the all-but-certain nominee remain. In Colorado, a Conservative Unity slate of Santorum and Ron Paul supporters defeated Romney backers for delegate slots at the Republican National Convention.
While Romney took 13 delegates to Santorum’s six, reports indicate that at least 13 of the 14 unpledged delegates were Paul supporters who intend to vote for the Texas congressman on the first ballot at Tampa. So not all Santorum backers are ready to ratify Romney and Paul is continuing to amass delegates even in states where he lagged in the popular vote.
2. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner made clear that team Obama was focusing on Romney, however, when he used such strong terms — “ridiculous and very misleading” — to push back against the Republican frontrunner’s claim that women accounted for 92.3 percent of the jobs lost under Obama.
3. Dick Cheney made an appearance at the Wyoming state Republican convention and gave his first public speech since his heart transplant surgery. The former vice president called Obama an “unmitigated disaster to the country” and predicted Romney would do a “whale of a job.” Cheney also defended the Bush administration’s enhanced interrogation techniques. Cheney reportedly looked healthy and spoke for an hour and 15 minutes.
4. We’ll know soon enough, but I have to wonder if Orrin Hatch erred in angrily attacking the conservatives who want to deny him the Republican senatorial nomination in Utah. By all accounts, Hatch was pulling away from his opponents. Why do anything to mobilize them?
5. Newt Gingrich’s campaign is broke, but he’s obviously in a good position to benefit from Santorum’s departure in Texas and North Carolina. Will he?
6.. Former National Review editor John O’Sullivan has posted some characteristically interesting thoughts on the John Derbyshire matter. O’Sullivan mounts something close to a defense of Derbyshire, but a very qualified one, handling the issues with care. One wonders what Derb’s piece would have looked like if O’Sullivan had edited it.
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?