Jon Henke
Bruce "McQ" McQuain
Dale Franks
Bryan Pick
Billy Hollis
Lance Paddock


Recent Posts
The Ayers Resurrection Tour
Special Friends Get Special Breaks
One Hour
The Hope and Change Express - stalled in the slow lane
Michael Steele New RNC Chairman
Things that make you go "hmmmm"...
Oh yeah, that "rule of law" thing ...
Putting Dollar Signs in Front Of The AGW Hoax
Moving toward a 60 vote majority?
Do As I Say ....
QandO Newsroom

Newsroom Home Page

US News

US National News

International News

Top World New
Iraq News
Mideast Conflict


Blogpulse Daily Highlights
Daypop Top 40 Links


Regional News


News Publications

How does he not get whiplash?
Posted by: Dale Franks on Thursday, February 07, 2008

You know, people's views—political, religious, whatever—often change over time. The light of experience and the accrual of wisdom often cause one to think a second time about one's views, and perhaps come to different conclusions. Usually, however, these changes occur much slower than, say, a single day.

My previous post mentioning Hugh Hewit points out how, in 12.5 hours, he went from arguing "McCain can't be considered a frontrunner by any conventional standard" to "Senator McCain has a clear path to the nomination." Today, he's done it again.

Yesterday, a 5:36pm PST, in an amazingly prescient post entitled, Like Reagan In '76, Romney Is Staying In, Mr. Hewitt argued:
As I wrote below, the GOP needs to keep the MSM focused on the issues that unite the GOP, and the best way to do that is by a series of contests throughout the spring, from Virginia to Pennsylvania and beyond. Each state that has a primary scheduled deserves the attention of the big three candidates, and the results will help even the frontrunner Senator McCain calibrate his message and provide opportunities for him top assure the base in each state he travels to of his determination to run as a conservative even as independents see him on the nightly news.
Today, at 1:10pm PST, less than 20 hours later, he wrote:
Because he is a very good man, a great conservative and an extraordinary patriot he is standing aside to allow Senator McCain's national campaign to commence. There were excellent reasons for Romney to stay in the hunt, including the opportunity to score some impressive victories in places like Ohio, which might have served Romney well in any future campaign.

Romney's decision to "stand aside," and especially the reasons he gave just now in his CPAC speech underscore the qualities I found so compelling in him, and confirm for me my decision to support him made many months ago.
How do you make such radical course changes in the space of less than a day? And if you do, how in the world do you expect anyone to take you seriously as either a commentator or analyst? I guess if Mr. Hewitt is on your side, he can come up with a plausible argument in your favor no matter what you do.

I suppose that makes him a fantastic lawyer, though.
Return to Main Blog Page

Previous Comments to this Post 

Pure partisanship. Once his lower-level loyalty to his preferred faction was mooted, it was on to loyalty to the party. That’s my problem with partisans left and right: they never pass the good of the party to reach the good of the country, and you cannot trust them to be anything but self-serving.
Written By: Jeff Medcalf
I wish Thompson was still in the game.

But wishing doesn’t make it so.

So, you either except reality, or keep fighting for a lost cause.

It’s politics, the art of the possible. The choices are limited.
Written By: Keith_Indy
Written By: glasnost
URL: http://

Add Your Comment
  NOTICE: While we don't wish to censor your thoughts, we do blacklist certain terms of profanity or obscenity. This is not to muzzle you, but to ensure that the blog remains work-safe for our readers. If you wish to use profanity, simply insert asterisks (*) where the vowels usually go. Your meaning will still be clear, but our readers will be able to view the blog without worrying that content monitoring will get them in trouble when reading it.
Comments for this entry are closed.
HTML Tools:
Bold Italic Blockquote Hyperlink
Vicious Capitalism


Buy Dale's Book!
Slackernomics by Dale Franks