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  1. Romney Wins by 20-10-8-3

    Look, I loved Ronald Reagan. I admire him to this day. But even I thought last night's GOP debate was a little over the top on that score, which perhaps is why this tickled my funny bone:

    (HT: Taylor)

    Trackback by Punditry — Thursday, January 31, 2008 @ 8:22 pm

  2. [...] Beyond a deeper discussion of what liberal and conservative may mean, it is amazing to me that the confusion is so deep that the response of so many is that McCain’s political career doesn’t somehow fit the basic rubric of American conservatism. Yes, he championed campaign finance reform2, but Fred Thompson (considered by many of the same McCain bashers cited by Joyner to be a “true” conservative) voted for the bill and Bush (still considered a conservative by most of the anti-McCain group) signed the bill into law. The other items that I normally hear as being proof of McCain’s sin against conservatism include his stance on the border (yet, Reagan, clearly a hero to the faithful, was behind the biggest amnesty of all time and McCain’s position on the border isn’t that different than Bush’s), his working with Ted Kennedy (which Bush did as well on No Child Left Behind), and the fact that he voted against a tax cut that he thought was fiscally irresponsible (and, btw, Reagan, Patron Saint of All Things Conservative, signed more than one tax increase into law). [...]

    Pingback by PoliBlog ™: A Rough Draft of my Thoughts » McCain and the “Conservatives” — Friday, February 1, 2008 @ 10:54 am

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