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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Veteran U.S. Rep. Timothy V. Johnson intends to drop his bid for a seventh term and retire, a Republican official said Wednesday.
Few voters choose a president for his views on foreign policy, which is regarded as work best left to credulous wonks, artless dips and naive double-domes. It's work in a place where real people don't want to go.
In the age of the Internet, when everybody wants to get his two cents into the debate and anybody can invent his own facts and rant in a blog or sometimes even a newspaper column, endorsements don't mean much. They particularly don't mean much coming from a congressman.
As the tents were coming down at McPherson Square, the dead rats and mice being retrieved, the urine and feces and filthy bedding disposed of by D.C. employees dressed in hazardous-materials suits like their contemporaries at Fukushima, Japan, I thought of the left-wing press. You see, I read the left-wing press.
No one has accused Ron Paul of being a crawler, but he sometimes channels Mr. McGoo with his angry rhetoric against the wars in the Middle East. If he were president, he said last summer, he would bring home the new generation of grunts from Afghanistan "as quickly as the ships could get there." Ships would find it hard going in land-locked Afghanistan, but we take his point.
Think about it: Mitt Romney and John F. Kerry are two Boston blue-blood multimillionaires, spending summers in their island estates and winters in their mountain mansions.
After reading this fascinating book by former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, I can quickly answer the riddle of what it means to be a Democrat: holding a passionate belief in the ability of government to solve any problem, particularly if the answers come from Washington, D.C. In other words, no government is too big. In fact, no government is big enough.
With Sunday marking the one-year countdown to Election Day 2012 and his approval rating stuck in the low 40s, President Obama will have to defy American electoral history if he is to win re-election.
One of the causes that has brought the great and worthy movement of liberalism to its present state of decrepitude has been remarked upon in this column many times before: Liberalism always goes too far. Even in the case of a noble impulse, it goes too far. Public events in recent days in that magnificent monument to liberalism, San Francisco, show us once again the example of liberalism over the edge.