I was a winner

Byline: | Category: 2008 Presidential Election | Posted at: Friday, 4 May 2007

According to many of the reviews of the GOP scrimmage last night it sounds like the real winners were Fred Thompson, who wasn’t there, and me, who didn’t watch.

I had a better offer.  My wife took me out to dinner and the symphony to commemorate #41.  Mid way through the meal she realized that she forgotten the tickets, which was fine with me since it allowed us to linger over dinner instead of rushing out the door.


Peggy Noonan had this to say about the event at the Reagan Library:

They stood earnestly in a row, combed, primped and prepped, as Nancy Reagan gazed up at them with courteous interest. But behind the hopeful candidates, a dwarfing shadow loomed, a shadow almost palpable in its power to remind Republicans of the days when men were men and the party was united. His power is only increased by his absence. But enough about Fred Thompson.

2nd UPDATE:  Roger was a winner too.

ANOTHER ROUNDUP: here, including this Q&A a commenter wanted to see:

Q:  What do you dislike most about America?

A:  Dumba$$ questions like that from left wing loons like you.


Don Surber won too.  A definite consensus is forming.

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5 Responses to “I was a winner”

  1. Kleinheider Says:

    You’re quite above it all, aren’t ya, Krumm? Must be nice to feel no need to rush back to Belle Meade for your symphony tix. After all, no big loss, right?

  2. bob Says:


  3. mw Says:

    No offense Bob, but I think there was another winner. To me, the most interesting aspect of the debate was Romney’s seeming ability to to get away with wholesale changes in core Republican positions. He is very comfortable in front of a camera, has a slick Clintonesque sincere-ish quality, even when explaining 180 degree flip-flops in core convictions. People want to believe him, no matter that his political platform is determined at the intersection of his ambition and the polls. It is clear that, like Bill Clinton, he will govern based on the polls and continuous compromise. Not a bad thing, since there will likely still be a Democratic majority in Congress in 2009. I am not opposed to a President that pays attention to the will of the American people. We will probably be in the range of 70% of America wanting us out of Iraq by the time the next President takes office. As president, Romney will get us out of Iraq quickly, no matter what he says now to get the nomination. He can be trusted to blow with wind. Out of this batch of Republican candidates, it’s good enough for me.

  4. Donna Locke Says:

    Happy birthday?

  5. William Says:

    A clinic for Republican values, the values that have been recently lost —

    “I would suggest that we should look at foreign policy. I’m suggesting very strongly that we should have a foreign policy of non- intervention, the traditional American foreign policy and the Republican foreign policy.

    Throughout the 20th century, the Republican Party benefited from a non-interventionist foreign policy. Think of how Eisenhower came in to stop the Korean War. Think of how Nixon was elected to stop the mess in Vietnam.

    How did we win the election in the year 2000? We talked about a humble foreign policy: No nation-building; don’t police the world. That’s conservative, it’s Republican, it’s pro-American — it follows the founding fathers. And, besides, it follows the Constitution.”

    – Congressman Ron Paul [R-TX]