Time for Another Look at the GOP Bench

(See also: Prepare Yourself for Obama's Second Term and The Prism of Electoral Reality) At the outset of the Civil War, President Lincoln said of the Union armies that "there are many single Regiments whose members possess full practical knowledge of all the arts and sciences, professions, and whatever else, whether useful or elegant, is known in the world; and there is scarcely one, from which there could not be selected a President, a Cabinet, a Congress, and perhaps a Court abundantly competent to administer the government itself." He said this was true not only of the Union regiments, but also, amazingly, of the Confederate regiments.  What an awe-inspiring statement.  Can this high calling inspire us today?  I hope so. I have expressed in these pages my hopes that Sen. Marco Rubio would consent to run for president.  He apparently has concluded he that cannot, must not.  In any other time, this would be commendable modesty, admirable restraint. But now,...(Read Full Article)