Five Surprising Responses to the First Presidential Debate

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Romney was the clear winner of the first Presidential debate tonight.  He answered questions about his preparedness.  He achieved what he wanted to achieve.  He changed the narrative.  He demonstrated remarkable control of data and detail.  And he fought back effectively against the caricatures of him that have gained currency in American media and pop [Read More...]

Mitt: Make the Moral Case for Capitalism

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Arthur Brooks nails it in this video.  Data-driven arguments on behalf of free-market capitalism will not prevail over moral arguments that appeal to “fairness” and the plight of those the market leaves behind.  In the marketplace of ideas, for the vast majority of people, “It’s immoral” will defeat “It works” every time. This is a [Read More...]

Five Observations from Romney’s Convention Speech

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A hearty congratulations to everyone involved in the Romney campaign for the smashing success of the convention finale, and an equally hearty congratulations to all of those outside the campaign — like my friends at Evangelicals for Mitt — who believed that this was the man for our time.  They persevered through much, soldiered on, [Read More...]

Barack Obama, the Empty Stool

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Clint Eastwood’s metaphor was correct: the Barack Obama that was promised in 2008 never made an appearance. And now it’s time to give the seat to someone else. [Read more...]

Romney at the RNC: From the Audacity of Hype to the Tenacity of Hope

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Everyone is asking what Governor Romney should say when he addresses the Republican National Convention tonight in Tampa.  It’s going to be an important moment in which Romney can cut past the clutter and the cacophony of the election season and speak directly to the American electorate.  It’s especially important for the challenger, who has [Read More...]


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