No, I’m not talking about the Senate race, where I am very happy that Richard Mourdock defeated Richard Lugar. I’m talking about the primary for U.S. House District 5, where the solidly conservative former Rep. David McIntosh, who was a terrific House member and is a wonderful human being, lost a squeaker by just under 1,000 votes (not quite full results here), largely because of a ginned up residency issue. He doubtless was hurt by Mourdock’s use of a very similar issue against Lugar, which naturally legitimized and amplified the similar allegations against McIntosh. Of course, there was a huge difference between Lugar’s long non-residence in Indiana and McIntosh’s dual residency in Indiana and Virginia, but once conservatives legitimized such an attack against Lugar — which was not out of bounds at all — it surely made it easier for McIntosh to get hurt in his race. What a shame. I know nothing about Susan Brooks, but national conservative groups both economic and social were united behind McIntosh, and for very good reason. What a crying shame that a man of McIntosh’s intelligence, talents and temperament will not be returning to public office.
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.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?