The Corner

Mark Warner

I think the substance of his speech is ok, given his politics (I agree with some of it, by the way). But what an awful choice for a keynoter. The guy is running to replace a revered Republican Senator in a state that is still essentially Republican/center-right.  He can’t do real red meat — which they really need. Moreover, he comes across like he should be giving a speech at a Ramada Inn with a powerpoint slide behind him. “If you put 10% down now, you’ll not only get full pool privileges, but we’ll paint your new Boca Raton condo any color you like!”

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Weirdo O’Rourke

Friends of the young Bill Clinton and Barack Obama spoke of the special glow of promise they had about them, even back in their early twenties. Angels sat on their shoulders. History gave them a wink and said, “Hey, good lookin’, I’ll be back to pick you up later.” Robert O’Rourke? Not so much. He ... Read More
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McCain at Annapolis

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