I certainly agree with Yglesias that "It would be a big, big problem for Giuliani's general election campaign to have any of the major cultural conservative institutions backing a third.
Newt is out. The Republican primary remains in the odd position where it seems logically impossible for everyone to win except Huckabee, who seems to be running behind the ghost.
A couple of Matt's commenters beat me to it, but I don't think it's really accurate to say that Thompson is taking a stand on "federalist" grounds. He's never met.
Garance reminds me of Belle Waring on Fred Thompson: "First of all, are women voters, taken as a whole, really so much like retarded kittens in our motivations? And secondly,.
I think this is sufficient: "Podhoretz, remember, is advising Rudy on foreign policy." If that doesn't make a Rudy! presidency scare the living piss out of you, I'm not sure.
Seems about right. Still, let there be no doubt than Fred Thompson and John McCain are figures of immense seriousity and gravitude.
Well, OK, it was Tommy. I have a strange fascination with utter no-hope races for the presidency. This one, actually, seems somewhat explicable to me; Thompson used to be discussed.
An absolute must-read article by Wayne Barrett in -- I swear it, I guess for a week they decided to get away from the escort-ads-plus-Nat-Hentoff-and-Michael-Musto format they've been essaying for.