Pete Spiliakos is a columnist for First Things.
So I caught some of Pawlenty’s line of criticism against Bacmann. He is saying that Bachmann has no accomplishments to speak of. That is fair enough, but it won’t help Pawlenty as much as he thinks. People still know (or think they know) that Bachmann is principled and . . . . Continue Reading »
This was quite beautiful. . . . . Continue Reading »
John writes (quoting Kevin Williamson’s fine profile of Perry), “If Jeb Bushs name were Jeb Smith, hed be the next president of the United States, says Texas governor Rick Perry, and then theres a long pause in the conversation to let pass the unspoken . . . . Continue Reading »
The New York Times is taking a friendly interest in Rick Perry (please excuse the crude linking as I am away from home.) The Times notes that Perry is no George W. Bush http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/06/us/politics/06perry.html?hp=&pagewanted=all It also turns out that Perry is pretty good at . . . . Continue Reading »
I don’t know what to think about Rick Perry running for President. I sure don’t have anything against him running, but several points as to Perry’s political strengths, 1. Perry gets a lot of credit because Texas under his governorship has had population increase . . . . Continue Reading »
The latest Iowa poll shows Pawlenty behind Romney, Bachmann and Cain. As A.B. Stoddard points out, Pawlenty is even running behind the corpse of Newt Gingrich’s political aspirations. The early polls are lousy predictors of who will win in the end, but those same polls can give . . . . Continue Reading »
One of the standard interpretations of the Superman mythology goes something like this: Clark Kent is a seeming weakling who is despised by the girl he wants. She is mean to him, but he wants her just the same. He doesn’t just want a relationship with her, he also wants her . . . . Continue Reading »