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I have nothing against the “economic girlie men” line, and was a little surprised at how angry it made Stanley Greenberg when we talked about it on the radio today. But it is a little depressing that it has been the most popular line of the convention so far, as it is also depressing that his speech–the least logically compelling of the major ones–has been the most popular one here. On the other hand, speaking as a conservative partisan, I suppose it’s better that people swoon over a moderate who can’t be president. (People do talk about passing an amendment to the Constitution to allow it, but I find it very hard to believe that it would happen.) Remarkable how few strong candidates for 2008 conservatives have.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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