Oct
13

The Rally

I attended the rally this morning and was happy to see it packed to the rafters.  In fact, today is double awesome because I sent an e-mail to NRO and — it must be a slow day — the editor posted it on the site. Just returned from the McCain-Palin rally in Virginia Beach.  It… Continue reading »

Oct
10

Creative Types: Your Assistance!

My friends, On Monday, John McCain and Sarah Palin will be in Virginia Beach for a campaign rally.  I am going to this rally.  I thought that I might bring a sign to show my support, but also convey a message to whoever reads it…maybe even the candidates themselves. So it would have to be… Continue reading »

Oct
08

Presidential Debate II

Alright, so I think the consensus is that last night was 90 minutes we’ll never get back again. McCain let Obama get away with blaming Republicans for the current financial crisis, never making the case that Democrats are the ones who have presided over this process of opening up mortgages to people who have a… Continue reading »

Oct
02

Vice Presidential Debates

Today I wanted to talk about the comparative treatment of Joe Biden and Sarah Palin in the media. I wanted to make the case that Gwen Ifill has a clear ethical conflict because she stands to profit from the victory of Barack Obama. I was going to go over all the things I thought Sarah Palin… Continue reading »

Oct
01

Jim Geraghty on Obama’s Messiah Problem

And it is a problem in this country. The Left Finally Accepts Religion in Government… So Long As You Worship Obama Thinking about the Smith College op-ed where a student declares Obama to be her "Personal Jesus," I'm reminded of something I wrote on the off-duty blog: This [children singing about Obama] video illustrates a… Continue reading »

Sep
27

Debate Recap

The first Presidential Debate of 2008 was specifically about foreign policy.  This topic favors McCain, and the Senator from Arizona made a good showing.  My assessment earlier was essentially that McCain had ground to make up while Obama needed to simply avoid a major gaffe.  And despite my earnest hopes, Obama has avoided making such… Continue reading »

Sep
27

Debates Tonight

Rather than provide running commentary as I have done in the past, I will respond to the debates afterward with a general impression. Going into it, I have to confess that my spirits are at an all-time low.  Before Palin's selection I was neutral to glum about the situation for conservatives.  An all-too brief burst… Continue reading »

Sep
05

More Sarah Palin Defense…Sadly Still Necessary!

Sarah Palin was accused of many things over the week.  One of the less obscene was the notion that she, a prolifer openly opposed to abortion, had hypocritically cut funding for pregnant teens.  As it turns out, that was true!  Sort of.  As always, a partial truth is more damaging than a total lie.  For… Continue reading »

Sep
05

John McCain Does a Speech

And I offer my thoughts upon it.  Well, Cindy first.  She needs some practice with the teleprompter.  She'll have plenty of it, I'm sure.  She's a good wife, though.  And here's the negative part of my brain, but if I were Team McCain I'd only talk about marriage very briefly.  Unfortunate end to the first… Continue reading »

Sep
02

Bristol Palin v. Michelle Obama…Who is Off-Limits?

Barack Obama, for all his many faults, has a touch of gentility about him that all men should possess.  When his wife was under fire for public commentary on her newly discovered pride in America, he did what any husband should want to do.  He told her detractors to lay off.  It was charming, but… Continue reading »

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