The Corner

If Romney Loses in Iowa

A good speech — but it also sets the table for the media to dump all over conservatives if Huckabee wins in Iowa. They’ll say that Romney gave a powerful speech about religious tolerance, putting it all on the line — and still those horrible bigots who show up at GOP caucuses wouldn’t accept him. Whether this is actually true or not is beside the point. That’s what will be said.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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