The Ideal Candidate

In reading Walter Borneman’s new biography of President James K. Polk this week, I was struck by the fact that such a presidential candidate as Polk is exactly what America, and the Conservative Movement, needs in this election year. Polk’s presidency was extremely successful, probably more so than any other, and academic historians, though notContinue reading “The Ideal Candidate”

The Danger of Democratic Campaign Lies

“We may rest assured,” wrote John C. Calhoun, “that those who play false to get power, will play false to retain it.” Such was the advice of a great, but often maligned, Southern statesman that we should be very leery of politicians who will say anything to get elected.  We see this in every electionContinue reading “The Danger of Democratic Campaign Lies”