Friday, December 15, 2006

Random Thoughts

* Tony Blankley writes an interesting article comparing Bush to Abraham Lincoln in 1861, with Lincoln having to stand alone, many times against the advice of his military advisors at the beginning of the Civil War. Unfortunately for Bush, he's not newly elected, as Lincoln was in 1861. For him, there's no longer any room for error.

* Lawrence Kudlow points to some of the problems that will face Barack Obama as voters take a closer look at him:

"The senator is liberal to the core. He voted against Supreme Court Justices Sam Alito and John Roberts. (Even liberal Sens. Russ Feingold and Pat Leahy voted for Roberts.) He said no to Patriot Act wiretap extensions, despite their proven effectiveness in halting terrorist attacks over the past five years. He collaborated in blocking John Bolton's appointment to the United Nations. He earned a perfect 100 percent rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America. He voted against a ban on partial-birth abortions twice as a state senator. He opposed the Defense of Marriage Act and stood against the Federal Marriage Amendment, despite acknowledging his belief that marriage is between a man and a woman."
* Joe Klein looks at the Democratic frontrunner...and it's John Edwards, so the early poll says. Not a great place to be all the time. Just ask Dick Gephardt.
* Pat Buchanan writes about the coming "war" within the GOP and the real meaning behind the Iraq Study Group report:
"This ISG report is less about saving Iraq than about saving the U.S. establishment from being held responsible for the worst strategic blunder in U.S. history. It is about giving Bush and Congress a "decent interval" before Iraq goes down and a Saigon ending ensues."
* Eleanor Clift pens an article on why Jeb Bush was the favored son and how that went wrong. Jeb may not have a shot at the White House which is probably why Daddy George was crying recently.

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