Ross Douthat has the best take on the Sarah Palin brouhaha out there: Palin’s popularity has as much to do with class as it does with ideology. In this sense, she really is the perfect foil for Barack Obama. Our president represents the meritocratic ideal — that anyone, from any background, can grow up to [...]
Entries In The Category "Campaign 2008"
Sen. Ted Stevens, perennial embarrassment and convicted felon, has narrowly lost his Senate seat. Had the GOP been sensible, they would have asked him to resign—and it was that lack of sense that has contributed to the waning fortunes of the GOP over the past few years. There is no excuse for corruption. Not cleaning [...]
Via the incomparable James Lileks comes a map that should send chills down the spine of every Republican: Even though this election was relatively close, the map does not show that McCain did very well in spreading his message nationwide. The Republican Party cannot hope to win as a regional party any more than the [...]
In the aftermath of the defeat of the McCain campaign, Republicans are trying to figure out not only what went wrong, but what to do in the future. This is a conversation that is a long time coming. From 2000 on, the GOP was unified around George W. Bush. From about 2005 on, Bush was [...]
It looks like Barack Obama will be the next President of the United States. All partisanship aside, this is unquestionably a historic moment for this nation. Let’s hope that he makes the best of it.
I have had neither the time nor the inclination to do my usual election-time prognostication, but I’ll give it a go for old time’s sake: Minnesota CD 2: John Kline will do what he always does: kick ass and take names. Steve Sarvi will lose in a blowout. Minnesota Senate: Norm Coleman is not a [...]
Today is Election Day. For weeks we’ve heard how Barack Obama is going to be the next President of the United States. Now is the time for every good man and woman in this country to take their stand. John McCain is a man of honor, wisdom, and patriotism. He nearly gave his life in [...]