The Travesty of the Texas Evangelical Summit: And Four Lessons It Teaches

We all know the outlines of the story.  Alarmed by the increasing likelihood that Mitt Romney would top the GOP ticket for 2012, several conservative evangelical leaders — James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, Donald Wildmon, head of the American Family Association, and Gary Bauer, former president of the Family Research Council — [Read More…]

Rick Santorum Interview: The New Awakening of Conservative Christians

As I mentioned in my last post, I interviewed Rick Santorum some time ago, but never published it since it was trapped on a damaged hard drive.  Since I recently extracted information from the hard drive, and since Senator Santorum is now a top-tier candidate for the presidency, I thought it would be interesting to [Read More…]

The Cult of Rick Perry

Disheartening.  Profoundly disheartening. That’s the word I would use to describe the kerfuffle over Robert Jeffress and his comments on Mitt Romney and Mormonism, as well as the strange, confused, often-angry conversation that has followed.  I’ve been too buried in diapers and onesies to participate, but now that I sit down to write, I feel only [Read More…]

What's So Scary About Rick Perry?

Douglas MacKinnon writes at Investor’s Business Daily: Beyond the usual suspects in the far-left media, many in the GOP establishment such as Karl Rove, are doing all they can to derail the Perry campaign. Again, why? Erick Erickson, in an excellent horse race summation in Red State, nails the answer: “So you have these guys [Read More…]

Obama, the Arab World, Obese Children, Another Christian Kerfuffle, and Bristol's Memoir: The Morning Report

In the News 1.  I’ve been relatively pessimistic about Republican chances in 2012, but a GOP victory is increasingly plausible.  Pickups in Congress could be substantial.  From Rasmussen: A generic Republican candidate earns the highest level of support yet against President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election matchup. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey [Read More…]


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