Morning Briefing: July 18th, 2012
By Steve Deace
The Finest 2 Minutes Mitt Romney Has Ever Had
Yesterday at a speech in Pennsylvania, Republican presidential candidate finally threw away the platitudes and milquetoast talking points and let President Obama have it like he gave it to the conservatives he ran against in the primary. The result might have been the finest two minutes Romney has ever had in the five years he’s been running for president, and you can watch it here.
Boy Scouts Care More About Kids than Penn State
After a two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America have decided to re-affirm its ban on homosexual scout masters, thus making it highly unlikely they’ll have a Jerry Sandusky on their hands anytime soon. By protecting children against potential predators, the Boy Scouts of America are proactively doing what Penn State University wasn’t even retroactively willing to do, even after a former player and assistant coach saw Sandusky sodomizing a boy in the team locker room. Am I saying that all same-sex attracted adults are potential child predators? No, I’m simply saying there’s a reason we wouldn’t have a heterosexual male sharing close quarters with teenage girls away from their parents, either.
The Case For and Against Bobby Jindal
Time has a look at Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, the only movement conservative I think has a realistic shot to be Romney’s running mate because he’s not white, short, and while brilliant he’s not necessarily Mr. Charisma so he won’t overshadow Romney. While picking Jindal would surely fire up a GOP base that ranges from resigned to skeptical of Romney as a standard-bearer, Time also lays out some reasons why picking Jindal doesn’t make much political sense in their view.
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