November 12th. As the O’Reilly Factor begins, host Bill O’Reilly gets the ball rolling with a talking points discussion about the divide in the Republican Party, saying that politics are getting “even more bitter ” and that “Tea Party conservatives, as well as the hard right, continue to reject the moderate wing of the party.” O’Reilly segues to a clip of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin praising Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and saying among other things that the two were asking for debate and that “when you stand in the middle of the road you’re going to get hit on both sides of the road.”
For more than three decades, millions have looked forward to reading his authoritative words every Thursday morning in theWashington Post and other media outlets. For the past decade or so, millions more tune in every weeknight to hear his resonant voice on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News. And now his new book, Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics is now flying off bookshelves.
In short, Charles Krauthammer matters.
To begin with, Krauthammer matters because he is a master of his craft. Whenever I read his column or listen to him hold court, it is a constant reminder that I can do better as a writer and observer and that perhaps one day I will.
Other than what's been relayed to us by Jeff Lord about his exchange with NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh about Christine O'Donnell's campaign, I don't know where the truth lies. Seems like Walsh makes some valid points, but as we all know, activity and support go beyond just money.
On the other hand, Charles Krauthammer's column this morning (his assessment of the overall campaign season, in which he doles out several "honors") seems telling: