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Monday, April 24, 2006

An Actual Reagan Republican? 

There is an interesting bio of Senator George Allen in Opinion Journal:

Mr. Allen is an increasingly prominent figure in the Republican Party. He is running this year for re-election to the Senate, with a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 still a matter for future consideration. His silence on abortion might make for some awkward moments with journalists, but it also makes political sense. He's figured out a safe, even popular, way to deal with a polarizing issue. Polls show a solid majority of Americans opposed to overturning Roe v. Wade. They presumably think the result would ban abortion. But when the issue is put a different way--letting states decide--their view becomes more favorable. Clever, isn't it?

It goes into his "Libertarian" leanings, and talks about a bunch of good issues from immigration to Iraq. I'd have to look more in detail, but if he actually voted the same as he spoke, then he might be a candidate I could feel happy about voting for. Of course that means he'd never make it out of a primary. Go figure.


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