By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
"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.
A thrice-married, twice-divorced, Southern Baptist-turned-Catholic would not seem a good fit for evangelical voters, a key bloc of the Republican electoral base that will play an outsized role in the critical Iowa caucuses next month.
Undercover videographer James O'Keefe has released the entire two-hour version of his sizzling National Public Radio sting — not just the 11 minute version.
"Evangelical Christians represented a majority of 2008 GOP primary voters in 11 of the 29 states in which exit polls were conducted," National Journal's Ron Brownstein reported after the election. "In Iowa and South Carolina, two states that along with more-secular New Hampshire have proved decisive in Republican nomination contests since 1980, evangelicals provided exactly 60 percent of the vote. In 10 other states, including many outside the Deep South, evangelicals represented between one-third and 46 percent of the vote."
"While Americans state a clear preference for options that make the end of life better, not just longer, a majority still believes the health care system should spend whatever it takes to extend life, and they worry about the possibility of diminished treatment," he notes.