Yuval, you presume as people have for two years now that the bloom will fade on Giuliani’s rose once Republicans figure out that he’s socially liberal. But then what accounts for Giuliani’s extremely respectable showing in the CPAC straw poll? I don’t think such things matter except that it suggests voting for him is not in the least unthinkable for very self-conscious conservatives. I get the feeling — not from you but from some e-mailers — that there’s a certain degree of desperate hope in this argument by now, that the GOP base will rise from its slumber, stop being ill-informed, learn Rudy has dressed in drag and consorts with homosexuals, and will prevent him from taking the nomination. Maybe it will happen. But there’s no evidence it’s going to. In fact, the evidence is running in the other direction so far.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s latest political stunt was carried out for Time magazine’s list of 100 influential people. The pair sat on a bench, spoke of “compassion” and the “global community” and the importance of everyone’s being nicer to each other online, and then -- what else? -- the U.S. ... Read More
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