Sat, Oct 04, 2008

Megan Basham | October 04, 2008

Not long ago, Leslie Bennetts, author of an infamous tome warning mothers that failing to work fulltime for the entirety of their lives is sure to leave them eating dog food out of tin cans, feigned shock when at-home moms everywhere took issue with her collection of sad tales.

Janice Shaw Crouse | October 04, 2008

The attacks on Sarah Palin have entered the “Bless her heart” territory. Everybody, to hear the mainstream media tell it, feels sorry for Sarah.

Nick Nichols | October 04, 2008

Last January I wrote a column entitled: Are Polar Bears Edible? I pointed out that during good times, people worry about whether polar bears will have ice in one-hundred years—but when times are tough we wonder whether the bears are tasty.

Michael Barone | October 04, 2008

Politics ordinarily has a certain predictability. Yet presidential politics this year has often seemed to resemble what science writer James Gleick described in his book "Chaos."

Debra J. Saunders | October 04, 2008

Sure, she had moments when she seemed to be working too hard trying to remember what she was supposed to say so she awkwardly regurgitated a string of campaign buzzwords.

Paul Driessen | October 04, 2008

Not long ago, most Americans thought malaria had disappeared from Planet Earth.

Kathleen Parker | October 04, 2008

The Palin who performed so miserably in one-on-one media interviews was nowhere to be seen during Thursday night's debate with Joe Biden. Instead, the affable, tough, determined pit-bull-hockey mom presented to the GOP convention was back with a jaw-jutting, happy-warrior vengeance.

Cesar Conda | October 04, 2008

Now that Congress has approved the Bush-Paulson financial stabilization plan, Senator John McCain has an opportunity to refocus his Presidential campaign, and get back on the political offensive by pounding Senator Obama on the tax issue.

Nick Nichols | October 04, 2008

Last January I wrote a column entitled: Are Polar Bears Edible?

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 03, 2008

Palin showed originality, charisma and sass - a style that is refreshing and different in our politics.

Thomas Sowell | October 03, 2008

Abraham Lincoln said, "You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time."

Mike Gallagher | October 03, 2008

It’s an honor and a privilege to welcome to our show U.S. Senator and Republican Presidential Candidate, a man I hope we can call President Elect in a couple of months, John McCain joins us here on the Mike Gallagher Show, Senator McCain how are you sir?

Frank Gaffney | October 03, 2008

It's election season, so it is appropriate that an important vote will be cast this weekend. No, I am not talking about early balloting in Ohio or Oregon for the November presidential race.

Laura Hollis | October 03, 2008

Most people can remember when they read something that was life-changing; an epiphany or “aha!” moment. One such moment for me was the first time I read Thomas Sowell.

Kathryn Lopez | October 03, 2008

It's ironic that during the vice-presidential debate in St. Louis, Joe Biden called Vice President Dick Cheney "dangerous." There's something very dangerous about Joe Biden.

Rich Tucker | October 03, 2008

With the World Series around the corner, it’s a good time to consider the famous quote of French-born intellectual Jacques Martin Barzun. “Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.”

John McCaslin | October 03, 2008

Former Rep. Mickey Edwards, Oklahoma Republican, is ripping the Bush White House over the war in Iraq and its economic bailout package, while also blasting the direction of his party.

Amanda Carpenter | October 03, 2008

Senator Joe Biden lied at least 14 times during the vice presidential debate by those counting at John McCain’s presidential headquarters.

Mike Gallagher | October 03, 2008

Sitting here watching Sarah Palin debate Joe Biden, the words of columnist Kathleen Parker are ringing in my ears: "(Palin) can't string two sentences together."

John Hawkins | October 03, 2008

You shouldn't buy a house you can't afford. Nobody owes you a living. It's not justice when the rulings of judges depend on ideology and personal preferences, not the Constitution.

Michelle Malkin | October 03, 2008

Will 2008 be the year of the Chicken Little Congress? Or can the House of Representatives show the panic-driven Senate what it really means to be a deliberative body?

Brent Bozell | October 03, 2008

Here's an extremely obvious test of how secular our entertainment culture has become: Bill Maher can make a film that strenuously aims to mock all religions.

Jonah Goldberg | October 03, 2008

A very old story is once again being retold, with a few of the characters' names updated to besmirch the innocent.

David Limbaugh | October 03, 2008

It would be foolish of me to deny the obvious truth in a recent e-mail message I received pointing out how different the presidential polls would be today if the mainstream media were not so liberal.

Michael Gerson | October 03, 2008

One advantage of a crisis is the illumination it sheds on all the main figures of American politics -- like a strobe light on a dark dance floor, catching all involved in characteristic, sometimes embarrassing poses.

Linda Chavez | October 03, 2008

No one wants to talk about who is most to blame for the financial crisis that now threatens the U.S. economy, though there is plenty of blame to go around.

Joel Mowbray | October 03, 2008

Across Israel on the eve of the recent primary election likely to decide the next prime minister, most Israelis shared the same feeling: apathy.

Lorie Byrd | October 03, 2008

Change is an effective mantra in elections following two consecutive terms by one party in office. That is especially the case when the current officeholder is unpopular and the economy is weak.

Charles Krauthammer | October 03, 2008

Krauthammer's Hail Mary Rule: You get only two per game. John McCain, unfortunately, has already thrown three. The first was his bet on the surge, a deep pass to David Petraeus who miraculously ran it all the way into the end zone.

Burt Prelutsky | October 03, 2008

I didn’t think McCain did badly in the first debate, but I thought he could have done better. For instance, the idea that Obama or any Democrat could be trusted to handle the economy is laughable.

Paul Weyrich | October 03, 2008

An important event occurred this week, though it went largely unnoticed because of the economic turmoil on Wall Street.

Mona Charen | October 03, 2008

If scientists were able to determine, beyond doubt, that the sky were actually going to fall on Monday, Oct. 6, Congress would pass legislation containing tax breaks for lobster fisherman in Maine and glue manufacturers in Paducah. It's just what they do.

Oliver North | October 03, 2008

The potentates on the Potomac have been so busy ranting about an imminent financial "catastrophe," dissecting Sarah Palin's debate debut and prognosticating John McCain's political demise that other news -- particularly about the war being waged against radical Islam -- has been hard to find.

Pat Buchanan | October 03, 2008

John McCain may have just let slip his last best chance to be president of the United States.

Suzanne Fields | October 03, 2008

Newspaper accounts of past presidential campaigns nearly always reveal the singular moment when the public finally decided who should prevail on Election Day.

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Laura Hollis | October 02, 2008

Most people can remember when they read something that was life-changing; an epiphany or "aha!" moment. One such moment for me was the first time I read Thomas Sowell.

Nathan Tabor | October 02, 2008

A generation ago, comedian Chevy Chase made a name for himself through a series of pratfalls he took as a character who might best be described as the Klutz-in-Chief.

Jon Sanders | October 02, 2008

America is on the precipice of Great Depression II: Free Markets Bugaboo. We are in fact teetering on the brink, and if you don't know what teetering is, suffice it to say that anything that sounds like a titmouse in its death throes cannot be good.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown | October 02, 2008

In the summer of 1954, an ambitious senator from Texas running for re-election became afraid that he might not win re-election because several large churches in the state were speaking out against his liberal politics.

Lee Culpepper | October 02, 2008

Without knowing you personally, I have judged you rather harshly during your campaign based on what I consider some lousy decisions in your past and public service.

Bill Steigerwald | October 02, 2008

I talked to Chris Buckley Sept. 23 by cell phone as he slowly made his way from Washington to New York City on Amtrak's high-speed Acela Express.

Matt Barber | October 02, 2008

With winds of change rivaling Hurricane Ike, John McCain’s historic VP pick of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has blown away the left’s mask of “inclusive tolerance,” exposing an ugly and desperate countenance below.

Diana West | October 02, 2008

The conventional wisdom is that the economic crisis is the reason Sen. Barack Obama is up in the polls.

Amanda Carpenter | October 02, 2008

Porn-peddler Larry Flynt sought a woman who resembles GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin for an upcoming X-rated film based on the Alaskan Governor.

Amanda Carpenter | October 02, 2008

PBS anchor Gwen Ifill revealed she did not disclose the book she was writing about Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to the presidential debate officials as she was being considered to moderate the vice presidential debate.

Brett Joshpe | October 02, 2008

The story of an unknown who quickly rises to a leader of the Party and becomes the face of hope in America is the stuff of Hollywood magic. This election season, both campaigns feature this narrative, except like any good movie, the protagonists in the Sarah Palin story have fallen on hard times.

Alan Sears | October 02, 2008

Like the Boston Tea Party, the sermons of “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” may help precipitate a revolution…this time, to restore what’s been lost from religious liberty in America.

Hugh Hewitt | October 02, 2008

The 1976 presidential election between Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter need in a dead heat. Time Magazine printed two covers, one announcing Carter's victory which was used, the other a "He Did It!" headline to go with the Ford upset win at the end.

Ken Blackwell | October 02, 2008

How did we get here? Only when we answer that question can we try to prevent it from happening again.

Cal Thomas | October 02, 2008

When Speaker Nancy Pelosi took to the floor of the House on Monday to blame Republicans for the financial turmoil and charge them with a laissez-fare attitude toward regulation, it seemed like a calculated effort to shift attention and accountability from what Democrats have done to create the current conditions.

Debra J. Saunders | October 02, 2008

Start with President Bush and Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson. By their own actions, they have shown that they believe markets have become too vulnerable under their watch.

Matt Towery | October 02, 2008

Everybody seems to have a boatload of questions about the past week's dizzying series of events surrounding the proposed "bailout" of American financial institutions.

Emmett Tyrrell | October 02, 2008

Tom Wolfe, the eminent novelist and sociologist, has a theory that explains what the Democrats are doing to themselves and on Nov. 4 will do to the country.

Steve Chapman | October 02, 2008

Americans disdain snobbery in all its forms except the most popular one: reverse snobbery. Joe Biden would never get up in front of a crowd and suggest that the citizens of Manhattan are morally superior to the residents of Possum Gulch, Ark.

Ross Mackenzie | October 02, 2008

Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, The New York Times and others of that ilk insist the distress in the financial system and the failure thus far to fix it is all the fault of - yes - the Republicans.

Robert Novak | October 02, 2008

Larry Kudlow | October 02, 2008

You know what? Hank Paulson may not be the most powerful financial person in the country right now. That honor goes to Sheila Bair, the chairman of the FDIC.

Wed, Oct 01, 2008

Michael Reagan | October 01, 2008

I listen to all this talk in the media about the failure of the bailout in the House Monday -- what happened? Where did it go wrong?

Ann Coulter | October 01, 2008

While Gov. Sarah Palin is being grilled on her position on mark-to-market accounting rules, the press can't bother to ask Joe Biden if he could give us a ballpark estimate on when Franklin D. Roosevelt was president.

Paul Weyrich | October 01, 2008

Economists, House Republicans led by Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and millions of Americans across the country are questioning the prudence of the Federal Government's bailout of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and AIG.

Matt Mayer | October 01, 2008

Lost in all of the campaign spin and generous mainstream media coverage of Senator Barack Obama is an understanding of why his economic approach will lead to a stronger, more competitive America.

Robert Knight | October 01, 2008

Sarah Palin cannot make even one mistake in Thursday’s debate or she will be cooked.

David Strom | October 01, 2008

Are we facing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression? If so, why?

Michael Medved | October 01, 2008

For people who feel lost and lonely, what’s the best way to work your way back to home and wholeness? Does it make more sense to rely on faith or politics?

John Cornyn | October 01, 2008

In recent weeks, as the American people have continued to grapple with a slowing economy and instability on Wall Street, the response to calls for a sweeping economic stabilization plan has understandably been one of anger and frustration.

Amanda Carpenter | October 01, 2008

The conservative wing of the House does not appear to be dramatically changing their original proposal to address what President Bush has called a looming economic “panic” after their chamber failed to pass a compromise bailout package Monday.

Heather Higgins | October 01, 2008

Unlike the days of debates about lipstick comments and flag pins, the past week has been dominated by major issues. The House bailout bill, which we were told early and often was sure to pass, suffered a bipartisan defeat.

Amanda Carpenter | October 01, 2008

Representatives of GOP presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign said they were unaware the moderator of Thursday’s vice presidential debate had penned a book about the Democratic presidential candidate, which will be released on Inauguration Day.

Amanda Carpenter | October 01, 2008

Conservatives are declaring October 1 “Energy Freedom Day” to mark the expiration of a congressional ban on offshore drilling and domestic shale oil exploration.

Thomas Sowell | October 01, 2008

Congress is never more ridiculous than when it tries to look like it is serious.

Michelle Malkin | October 01, 2008

My dictionary defines "moderator" as "the nonpartisan presiding officer of a town meeting." On Thursday, PBS anchor Gwen Ifill will serve as moderator for the first and only vice presidential debate.

John Stossel | October 01, 2008

That's the start of an angry email I got recently from John Mackey, Whole Foods CEO. I don't know the intricacies of antitrust law or the secrets of this case, but I think Mackey has a point.

Walter E. Williams | October 01, 2008

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis warned, "The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding."

Brent Bozell | October 01, 2008

Ever since liberal media types felt robbed by the Bush-Quayle campaign's "lies" about Michael Dukakis in 1988, we've been suffering through the media elite's attempts to "police" the facts in advertisements.

Jonah Goldberg | October 01, 2008

On Sunday evening, Republican House Minority Leader John A. Boehner explained his considered opinion on the $700 billion Wall Street bailout plan: It's a "crap sandwich," he said, but he was going to eat it.

Tony Blankley | October 01, 2008

There is nothing new under the sun. The United States has endured major financial panics in 1837, 1873, 1893, 1907, 1929, 1933 and now in 2008.

Michael Gerson | October 01, 2008

America's economic crisis has become a political crisis -- with the second now compounding and exceeding the first.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | October 01, 2008

Trailing six points in Rasmussen's poll, having fallen four points since he suspended his campaign last week, the question for John McCain is: Haven't you learned anything?

Ben Shapiro | October 01, 2008

Barack Obama poses as a champion of true American values. He sees himself as "a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions."

Terry Jeffrey | October 01, 2008

Will the U.S. Treasury Department help pay your mortgage or force you to help pay someone else's?

Austin Bay | October 01, 2008

Paul Bremer's decision to disband the Iraqi Army in May 2003 is without doubt one of the most controversial military and political decisions made in Iraq and perhaps one of the most controversial made since 9-11.

Donald Lambro | October 01, 2008

Monday's House vote to kill the bipartisan economic rescue plan was a stunning profile in cowardice, disregarding a mountain of evidence that the U.S. economy is teetering on the brink of the worst calamity since the 1930s.

Jacob Sullum | October 01, 2008

"Without immediate action by Congress," President Bush warned last week, "America could slip into a financial panic." Instead, Bush wanted a political panic.

George Will | October 01, 2008

We are waist deep in evasions because one cannot talk sense about the cultural roots of the financial crisis without transgressing this cardinal principle of politics: Never shall be heard a discouraging word about the public.

Kathleen Parker | October 01, 2008

Palin's fans say they like her specifically because she's an outsider, not part of the Washington club. When she flubs during interviews, they identify with that, too. "You see the lack of polish, we applaud it," one reader wrote.

Tue, Sep 30, 2008

Maggie Gallagher | September 30, 2008

What's preoccupying me and a lot of Americans today is that the events of the past few days also have revealed a political crisis of confidence we face that may be even more dire and longer-lasting.

Hugh Hewitt | September 30, 2008

In her first radio interview since becoming the Republican vice presidential nominee, Governor Sarah Palin joined Hugh Hewitt on "The Hugh Hewitt Show."

Armstrong Williams | September 30, 2008

Although the abortion debate has largely been cast in terms of a woman’s right to choose whether or not to give birth to a fetus, based on a set of lifestyle and health-related factors, the alarming number of abortions performed each year suggests a different story altogether.

Fred Thompson | September 30, 2008

When John McCain selected Governor Sarah Palin, as his running mate, the Democrats and their far-left constituency let out a primal scream

Guy Benson | September 30, 2008

As I sat glassy-eyed in front of my television last Sunday night, my heart began a slow and painful journey to the back of my throat. I sat alone; relieved that nobody else was present to witness my moment.

John Andrews | September 30, 2008

McCain didn't go for the jugular on economics or national security in his first debate with Obama, despite many chances to do so.

Amanda Carpenter | September 30, 2008

A video circulating on the internet of several school-aged children singing for “change” in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is rocketing its way around the Internet.

Brett Joshpe | September 30, 2008

Back on August 20, I wrote an article for expressing my support for Eric Cantor, Republican Congressman from Virginia, as John McCain's vice-presidential pick.

Craig Shirley | September 30, 2008

As the Beach Boys once sang, today is the day for heroes and villains.

Frank Pastore | September 30, 2008

For the past several months I’ve heard two recurring themes from critics of my show.

Chuck Norris | September 30, 2008

As I was being interviewed recently at my Texas ranch by Geraldo Rivera, I thought back over my four decades in acting and how the pool of conservative "tough guys" seems to be drying up in Hollywood.

Thomas Sowell | September 30, 2008

Nothing could more painfully demonstrate what is wrong with Congress than the current financial crisis.

David Limbaugh | September 30, 2008

I believe John McCain won the foreign policy debate hands down, but he was unimpressive on economic issues, which, in fairness, were not supposed to be the subject of the first debate.

Mona Charen | September 30, 2008

The financial markets were teetering on the edge of an abyss last week. The secretary of the Treasury was literally on his knees begging the speaker of the House not to sabotage the bailout bill.

Ken Blackwell | September 30, 2008

As negotiations over Congress’s emergency rescue bill continued over the weekend, repeated rumors leaked out that the Democrats were trying to funnel money to a hyper-partisan organization involved in criminal voter fraud.

Cal Thomas | September 30, 2008

There is no telling how many churches actually participated in "Pulpit Freedom Sunday," an event designed to challenge the government's restriction on political pronouncements from the pulpit.

Dennis Prager | September 30, 2008

For decades most of the organized left has fought against Republicans and conservatives more than against the world's greatest evils.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 30, 2008

John McCain isn't dead in the water. But he sure is dying. He lost the debate and the polls are dismal.

Debra J. Saunders | September 30, 2008

Want a preview of Thursday's veepstakes debate between running mates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin? Pick up a copy of Christopher Buckley's latest satirical novel, "Supreme Courtship."

Phyllis Schlafly | September 30, 2008

The liberals have been marketing Barack Obama as the greatest orator of our times, but the public saw a different picture in the first presidential debate.

Bill Murchison | September 30, 2008

So here we are -- wherever "here" is, economically, financially speaking. The House balks at the bailout. The markets tumble. What next?

William Rusher | September 30, 2008

Roy Innis | September 30, 2008

Fraud and theft aren’t so enjoyable, however, when the marks are you, your family, your job, your investments and pension. The fun disappears when fiction becomes reality.

Rich Lowry | September 30, 2008

Opponents of the Henry Paulson bailout plan are prepared to try an economic experiment: Is it possible to have capitalism without capital?

Pat Buchanan | September 30, 2008

On Sept. 30, 1938, 70 years ago, Neville Chamberlain visited Adolf Hitler's apartment in Munich, got his signature on a three-sentence declaration and flew home to Heston Aerodrome.

Mon, Sep 29, 2008

Phil Harris | September 29, 2008

Tip O’Neil hangs in history like the rest of the good ole days. His was a time that marked the end; a time when there was partisanship, but plenty of rolled up sleeves intent on accomplishing business for the good of the nation.

AP News | September 29, 2008

In a stunning vote that shocked the capital and worldwide markets, the House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation's financial system, ignoring urgent warnings from President Bush and congressional leaders of both parties that the economy could nosedive without it.

Paul Weyrich | September 29, 2008

I was among the estimated 80 million who watched the entire debate last Friday evening. Who won? There was no knock-out blow as some debates have produced in the past.

Amanda Carpenter | September 29, 2008

In the run-up to what’s being called a “legacy vote” on the massive $700 billion financial bailout, House Republican leadership is trumpeting the reforms they negotiated in the bill.

Amanda Carpenter | September 29, 2008

Anonymous liberal activists are soliciting donations for a well-known abortion provider to sarcastically “honor” the pro-life GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin via email.

Rich Galen | September 29, 2008

By the time you read this, the House might have already voted to pass the bill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described as "not a bail-out, but a buy-in."

John McCaslin | September 29, 2008

Amanda Carpenter | September 29, 2008

Barack Obama’s Communications Director Robert Gibbs insisted Fox News “didn’t have their facts straight” during a morning interview about the bracelet of a deceased soldier Obama wears and controversially invoked at Friday’s presidential debate.

Harry R. Jackson, Jr. | September 29, 2008

Last week was one political roller coaster ride after another. McCain shook up the nation by helping to force communications between the two parties on the economy.

Nina May | September 29, 2008

If you had an employee who was getting $160,000 a year, plus a full time staff, travel expenses, and a huge budget to work with, but never showed up for work, what would you do?

Neal Boortz | September 29, 2008

If you're not from Atlanta or any other area where about one out of five gas stations is open and the lines are 90 minutes and more, read this story

Debra J. Saunders | September 29, 2008

Before getting to Friday night's debate, let us look at what happened before the debate.

Paul Greenberg | September 29, 2008

Every year I attend a national conference of editorial writers and listen to us deliver critiques of one another's work. It can be a dispiriting experience, especially when the editorial under the microscope is one's own.

Burt Prelutsky | September 29, 2008

When I was in high school, I was on the tennis team. I’m sure that the guys on the baseball, basketball and football teams looked down their noses at us. Big deal.

Star Parker | September 29, 2008

As our presidential candidates drone on about our current financial crisis being caused by greedy Wall Street CEOs, a study just released by Canada's Fraser Institute points to what the real problems are in the United States.

Mike Adams | September 29, 2008

UNC-Wilmington decided recently that the way to bolster its failing diversity program is to dump more money into it.

Dinesh D'Souza | September 29, 2008

In his debate with John McCain, Barack Obama's attempted to portray the Bush administration as a complete failure both in domestic and foreign policy.

Sun, Sep 28, 2008

Dr. Matthew Ladner | September 28, 2008

P.J. O’Rourke once described the early Clinton administration as “running the country by dorm-room bull session.”

Terry Paulson | September 28, 2008

Ross Perot’s plain-speaking candor fits the times: “The deficit is like the guy that finds a rattlesnake in his pants.

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann | September 28, 2008

During Friday's debate, John McCain assiduously and inexplicably avoided using the issue that might have won him the debate and the presidency: opposition to a taxpayer-funded bailout of the financial crisis.

David Stokes | September 28, 2008

For much of the 20th century, the Blackstone Hotel, located at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Balboa Street in Chicago, was known as the “hotel of the presidents.”

Jackie Gingrich Cushman | September 28, 2008

Three weeks ago, my mother brought me two small jewelry boxes from home filled with “treasures” from my childhood.

Steve Chapman | September 28, 2008

Sometimes bipartisanship is grounds for celebration, but more often it is cause for tears. Last week, congressional leaders from both parties went into a room to hammer out a plan that would put taxpayers on the hook for $700 billion.

Mary Grabar | September 28, 2008

The final issue of American Home, the oldest Slovenian newspaper in the world arrived in my mailbox last month. The masthead, as always, featured the Statue of Liberty and the slogan, “American in Spirit; Foreign in Language Only."

Ken Connor | September 28, 2008

A waste. A burden. That is how influential medical ethics expert Baroness Warnock views people suffering from dementia.

Paul Jacob | September 28, 2008

The idea is to get to most of the population by throwing a bone or two at people according to their membership in some discernable group.

Salena Zito | September 28, 2008

Last week, Main Street received an opportunity to sit in the front seat of the election, thanks to John McCain’s decision to suspend his campaign to go to Washington to help Congress fix the financial meltdown.

Austin Hill | September 28, 2008

Is racism causing some Americans to reject Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy? Or is it possible that some of us who oppose Obama, simply don’t like his ideas?