… And no one is bleating anti-their-religion mantras against them with any credibility.
Am I the only one who finds this pleasantly weird?
K-Lo noted Rick Perry’s repeated references to Rick Santorum’s Catholicism down in South Carolina, perhaps because Perry was getting more support among Evangelical Protestants than was Perry, who is an Evangelical Protestant. Perhaps Perry was... More
I found this jarring in an otherwise positive profile of Rick Santorum in the Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Santorum’s history of wearing his Catholicism on his sleeve may not be disqualifying given the timing and the opponent
That sure does sound negative. But isn’t it a positive? We know who he is and where he goes for sustenance. And we see in him an example of someone who seems to try ... More
A bumper sticker available for purchase at Ron Paul's Web site. This is the sort of thing one would expect to find at the Obama campaign site.
The not-Mitt race for the GOP nomination is swinging wildly. Bachmann had her day in Ames, but those seeds were sewn on rocky ground. Cain was dogged by allegations of infidelity and inappropriate behavior. Perry stumbled through the debates. Gingrich h... More
It’s a weekend. This is the fastest 27 minutes you will experience. Seriously: it flies by.
If you have never watched/listened to Ronald Reagan’s 1964 GOP convention speech you absolutely must. If you have, do it again.
Truly terrifying how much more accurate an assessment his speech is nearly 50 years later than it was even in its day. At that point, the most fearsome Socialist menace... More
Some of the criticism of Mitt Romney has gotten completely out of hand. That is the point of my syndicated column this week.
After reading it, do you agree … at all?
This quote featured in a recent CatholicVote newsletter (you get those, right?) caught my attention:
Former Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper recently said:
“I would have never voted for the final version of the bill if I expected the Obama administration to force Catholic hospitals and Catholic colleges and universities to pay for contraception.”
Thanks, but it’s a little too ... More
During that aforementioned forum in Iowa, someone put out a water pitcher and glasses for the candidates. So as they were sitting down, Rep. Michele Bachmann took it upon herself to pour the water for everyone. When Frank Luntz, who was moderating, pointed this out, she replied: “I’m used to it, Frank. I’ve poured a lot of water in my time.”
It is such a small, unimportant... More
I confess the title was a tease … I do not know the answer to that question and I may not care as much as I would encourage you to read what he had to say at a forum in Iowa right before Thanksgiving. Since Romney is not officially competing there, it was not a well-covered event. But it was something special, and I write about it in my syndicated column this week.
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Newt and Callista Gingrich
My friend Joshua Mercer is concerned with Newt Gingrich’s three marriages and their effect on Newt’s ability to defend DOMA and promote the traditional definition of marriage.
As I tend to do ’round these parts, I disagree. I’m not sure Mercer is doing this, but I fear too many conservatives are trying to find an angel by whom to be governed. We w... More
My my — this should be a hoot (via Politico):
President Obama’s political team today will announce a new effort to court RELIGIOUS VOTERS in 2012. Democratic officials say they see an opening with Christians on immigration, the budget and other issues.
Okay, let’s stop right there. Immigration was an issue Obama and the Democrats completely failed to do anything about in the fi... More