'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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"Regardless of the final results of the election, Wednesday, Nov. 7 continues a gigantic battle between small-government, constitutional conservatives and the big-government Republicans for the heart and soul of the GOP," longtime conservative maven Richard Viguerie tells Inside the Beltway.
President Obama is poised to win his party's nomination unanimously at this week's Democratic National Convention after quixotic candidates in Oklahoma and West Virginia who won sizable chunks of primary votes weren't eligible to collect delegates.
The rising generation of Americans ages 18 to 29 are more likely than their elders to support gay marriage, but believe more or less as the country at large does about abortion, according to a major new survey of attitudes on social issues released Thursday.
"Elections tell us who won, but they do not tell us why and how," advises the American Enterprise Institute, which has lined up its resident scholars Michael Barone, Henry Olsen, Norm Ornstein and Karlyn Bowman for a luncheon to explain all, also on Wednesday.
"It depends on the nature of the challenge," said Karlyn Bowman, a public-opinion analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative-leaning Washington think tank. "These people who've been running for a long time really want to win or to make a statement, in the case of Ron Paul, and these people are not individuals who necessary will give up."