Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Daily Digest

Rudy and McCain will not contest the Ames straw poll. Bully for them, says David Yepsen, who declares the famed poll "a shake-down of candidates that, for some, has replaced the caucuses themselves as a test of viability."

Frank Luntz shows off his dial technology for the most recent Republican debate. The winner: Romney, whose answer about his faith sent the dials off the chart.

Even before Ramesh Ponnuru suggested that earmark reform was a misguided cause, Cato's Stephen Slivinski and Reason's Jacob Sullum were voicing similar arguments.

Michael Rosen, an attorney in San Diego, explores Rudy's studied neutrality on Roe v. Wade.