December 18, 2002
Lincoln v. Calhoun

Kevin points me to this NRO article which addresses the question "what is it that Republicans really stand for?" I don't agree with his assessment of what Democrats stand for, but it's an interesting read nonetheless.

One quibble: It was John Cougar Mellencamp who sung "You've got to stand for something/Or you're gonna fall for anything" (warning: multiple obnoxious popups; use Mozilla or a popup killer).

Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 18, 2002 to Other punditry | TrackBack

Weird -- I remembered the Aaron Tippin song (it grated on my nerves, actually, as does Aaron Tippin generally) but I had forgotten the Mellencamp tune. Anyway, Owens does get the quote right from Tippin, which is slightly different than Mellencamp's (though probably inspired by the same).

Posted by: Kevin Whited on December 19, 2002 9:45 AM

Hmm. I'd never heard of the Tippin song. Maybe each wrote their song without knowing about the other, like Newton and Leibniz independently inventing calculus. Or something like that. :-)

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on December 19, 2002 10:21 AM