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!”

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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