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January 30, 2008

“Less Jobs, More Wars”

Filed under: 2008 elections — Jeffrey L. Pasley @ 12:54 pm

That’s the message some Republican commentators are expecting the GOP to have to run with in the fall if John McCain wins the nomination, as seems increasingly likely. Watch this video of Joe Scarborough and Pat Buchanan chortling blackly about McCain’s Florida win:

There would be a platform that John Adams could have run on, or, to be fair, James Madison or Martin Van Buren, too. But they would not have enjoyed it like the self-loathing Adams.

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January 29, 2008

Florida’s Unsettling Influence

Filed under: 2008 elections — Jeffrey L. Pasley @ 8:30 am

I don’t live in Florida any more — Common-Place editor Ed Gray is in a better position than me to comment — but it was unsettling to read our fellow early American historian (turned super-blogger) Josh Marshall’s  opinion that the Sunshine State might decide the Republican nomination later today. Politics in Florida always puzzled me. I will never forget the guys standing outside a lecture hall handing out anti-tax literature — in a state with no income tax!

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