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Friday, February 08, 2008

Collin Levy, senior editorial writer at the Wall Street Journal, talks about the Republican race for president--and how Romney's withdrawal from the race affects both John McCain and Mike Huckabee.

Guests:

Collin Levy

Comments [6]

j from nyc

re: your current speaker on the phone, a former speechwriter for W.
Seriously, how-does-one write speeches for Bush?
fo-net-ti-ka-lee?..

also, i'd taken to calling Mitt Romney "Mit Vader" after I found out he was using someone in South Carolina who was trained by none other than Lee Attwater, to do a whisper campaign, etc..

plus Romney was just talking to some conservative club about the 'welfare state and personal responsibility.."; so what's it called when uber-rich people get corportate based handouts and the board of directors looks the other way? oh yeah, and those lax laws that helped spur the sub-prime crisis? list, please.

Feb. 08 2008 11:48 AM
Cynthia from Chelsea

Your guest just spoke of Romney's authenticity. I keep hearing this word in relation to the candidates, but it does not feel like the meaning is the same as usual. Just what does authentic mean?

Feb. 08 2008 11:43 AM
ab

Guess I'll post it again
I hope Dan is wrong...it would be horrible to have Huckabee in office. Keep religious fanatics out of the White House!

Feb. 08 2008 11:39 AM
Dan from Brooklyn, NY

Romney's withdrawal helps Huckabee!

It seems that most of the media reported Romney's withdrawal as helping McCain's sense of inevitability. I actually think that the "conservative" candidates have been dividing a vote that would have been defeating McCain otherwise, and that maybe this opens the possibility for conservatives to finally rally behind just one candidate to defeat McCain.

Feb. 08 2008 10:47 AM
hjs from 11211

agents of intolerance defeated!!

maybe the GOP is moving to normality. won't it be great if the American right moved closer to the European right wing (Merkel & Sarkozy) then reasonable people would have a reasonable choice again.

Romney tried to buy the oval office. turns out he paid $10 per vote. if he had offered southern republican voters $5 to vote for him, he would have the nomination by now.

Feb. 08 2008 10:09 AM
pam from conn

on the subject of mike huckabee releasing a convicted rapist from jail [who later later raped and murdered his next victim..] here are the links to the last post didn't come up the first time i posted: and yes, i have a problem with his record about this kind of thing, as a woman and as a citizen and human being in general.
http://jezebel.com/gossip/crappy-hour/
stupid-question-i-know-but-where-does-
the-bible-say-free-all-the-murderers-
but-quarantine-every-last-homo-332912.php

and
http://jezebel.com/gossip/please-god-no/
does-mike-huckabee-have-what-it-takes-to-be-
the-next-worst-person-in-the-world-330846.php

Feb. 08 2008 01:27 AM

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