Hillary won’t take questions in Iowa
Is this what we want from our President? Hillary has stopped taking questions at her events in Iowa.
This is pathetic but we shouldn’t be surprised. This is the campaign that tries to control everything. Earlier this year they admitted to planting questions, now she’s stopped taking them. Dos this remind you of anyone? Will much change if she succeeds George Bush? Of course many policies will chance, but the level of secrecy will probably be similar to what we’ve put up with over the past 7 years.
Mudcat slams Hillary
More doubletalk from the Clinton campaign.
Is Huckabee’s Fair Tax very fair?
With his surge in the polls, Mike Huckabee is scaring the hell out of economic conservatives and foreign policy conservatives. James Taranto isn’t impressed with Huckabee’s Fair Tax proposal.
Krauthammer laments the overdose of public piety
Charles Krauthammer ridicules Huckabee and Romney:
This campaign is knee-deep in religion, and it’s only going to get worse. I’d thought that the limits of professed public piety had already been achieved during the Republican CNN/YouTube debate when some squirrelly looking guy held up a Bible and asked, “Do you believe every word of this book?” — and not one candidate dared reply: None of your damn business.
Instead, Giuliani, Romney and Huckabee bent a knee and tried appeasement with various interpretations of scriptural literalism. The right answer, the only answer, is that the very question is offensive. The Constitution prohibits any religious test for office. And while that proscribes only government action, the law is also meant to be a teacher.
This is another example of the conservative coalition being ripped apart. Krauthammer is a prominent conservative thinker, and yet even he is getting tired of the silly posturing by GOP candidates to tout their religious beliefs.