Friday, February 11, 2005

Reasons for optimism

Politically, things are looking positive. As Michael Barone writes, we've got a transformative president we can get excited about. Rich Lowry compares Condoleezza Rice to Colin Powell, and Helle Dalle of the Heritage Foundation also writes glowingly about our new Secretary of State.

In London recently, Ms. Rice said, "There cannot be an absence of moral content in American foreign policy. Europeans giggle at this, but we are not European, we are American, and we have different principles."

Also, Clifford D. May ridicules those calling for an "exit strategy" from Iraq (including Richard Clarke).

The president's enthusiasm for social security reform is encouraging as well. We have a chance, with this issue, to make significant progress against big government - something that conservatives have been dreaming about for years. Also, the president's budget proposal is quite refreshing. If he pushes it, we may make serious headway toward eliminating government programs and reducing federal spending.

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