Monday, November 1, 2010

My Letter to National Review re: The Bender is Over

Subject: Why "The Bender Is Over"
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:10:04 -0400

Re: The Bender is Over, by Ramesh Ponnuru and Richard Lowry

Dear Sirs:
As much as I enjoyed and appreciated Messrs Ponnuru and Lowry's political insight into the president's falling ratings, I kept waiting for something of more substance to explain the phenomenon beyond "the public really is more conservative that we all thought". Why is the public more conservative than we all thought? I think the answer is clear--socialism just doesn't work and everyone knows it. The lesson of the fall of the Soviet empire has not been lost on free peoples everywhere, especially in the U.S. We just won't fall for the shyster's line anymore that we all can live at one another's expense.

Patrick Barron

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