GodBlogCon: Hugh Hewitt Panel
Liveblogging from the blackberry ’cause the Dude is taking notes so avidly on the laptop — he’ll have a full report later.
John Mark Reynolds says Romney is the best candidate for the future because we need someone who can actively defend our positions rather than just “get through” them. What a great point.
Talked with Hugh at dinner — he’s writing a book about Romney and the Mormon issue — and he says Romney is the smartest politician he’s ever met. That’s a big statement.
Hugh says to read “Making the Corps.” John Mark replies that you should read “The Fall of the Roman Empire.” (Need the Cliff Notes, says Hugh — “Don’t hire out your defense to Germans, particularly if you are Poles,” says JM.) Later, Hugh also recommends “The Looming Tower” which, apparently, argues that it is a “mathematical certainty” that we will not be done with the War on Terror for a long, long time.
John Schroeder of Blogotional stands and asks for a show of hands of how many people in the audience would NOT vote for Mitt Romney because he is a Mormon. Only six people raise their hands. In an audience of a little over 100. Pretty good odds.