A couple months ago, when the economy first appeared to be heading into a recession, I wrote a column bemoaning the fact that conservatives were going to switch their tax cut rationales again. When the economy was growing, it was proof that tax cuts worked, so we should have more of them. If the economy is slowing, it shows we need tax cuts to fix it.
I agree with a lot of what Jason writes below. The experience issue should be tricky for Hillary Clinton—and it's best we see now whether she can deal with it. But I disagree with him—and, more importantly, with Barack Obama—that she's constantly trying to take credit for her husband's successes and avoid blame for his failures. The reason? Health care. Even before she ran for president, she was talking constantly about the mistakes she made and the flaws of that plan.
Like many people, I've basically been sitting back and enjoying the increasingly nasty back-and-forth between Romney and Giuliani. But I want to take a brief timeout to delve into one particular facet of it: Former Massachusetts GOP chairman Jim Rappaport's recent endorsement of Giuliani (and savaging of Romney). As Byron York reports:
When I described the Disney film Enchanted as "a children's movie at which adults are also welcome, not a cartoon for grownups" last week, I obviously hadn't seen this careful outtake, in which an offscreen bystander in a busy scene appears to shout "Get the fuck out of here!" Presumably, that's the price Disney pays for filming in the Big Apple. Or is it?
If you've been following the Democratic presidential primary race closely, you know that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have been going back and forth on the relative merits of their respective health care plans. And the big point of contention has been whether an "individual mandate" is necessary for achieving universal coverage, at least in the short term.
"hi, This Is Governor Mitt Romney, You've Reached [your Name Here]"
November 26, 2007
I'm sure many--if not most--Plank readers have spent the four days since Thanksgiving saying to themselves, "My friend/relative/significant other is a huge Mitt Romney supporter, but I just can't think of what to get him/her this holiday season." Well, worry no more!