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2008 Election

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How quickly time passes! It has been a mere year and a half since the first candidate debates, and the party conventions are upon us already. Next week, the Democratic Party convention in Denver — "Most Diverse in Party History" boasts the website. The following week, the Republicans in Minneapolis-St. Paul — "Twin Cities Promise... Read More
Are you excited yet? About this coming presidential election, I mean. It only comes round once every four years, you know. The person who represents us to foreigners, who manages the federal government, and who is a key player in new legislation and the appointment of senior judges, will get replaced. Who will the new... Read More
From America's Newspaper of Record, Feb. 19: "Likely GOP presidential nominee John McCain is within single-digit striking distance of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama in heavily Democratic New York state, and leads both in the suburbs and upstate, according to a new poll released yesterday. The Siena College Survey found Clinton and Obama just... Read More
Ron Paul was asked: "Are you running for the nomination in the wrong party?" I forget what he said, but the actual answer is "Yes." Ron should be the candidate of the Constitution Party. The Republican Party is not a reliably conservative party. It is a slightly right-of-center party that American conservatives vote for grudgingly,... Read More
It is now over two months since I first heard a well-informed, well-connected conservative offer it as his private opinion that the next president of the United States will be Al Gore. I have since heard the same thing from three or four other insider types. I'm starting to think that President Gore is getting... Read More
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About John Derbyshire

John Derbyshire writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him. He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. His most recent book, published by com is FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle).His writings are archived at