Quote of the Day

The largest cultural menace in America is the conformity of the intellectual cliques which, in education as well as the arts, are out to impose upon the nation their modish fads and fallacies, and have nearly succeeded in doing so. In this cultural issue, we are, without reservations, on the side of excellence (rather than “newness”) and of honest intellectual combat (rather than conformity).

—William F. Buckley, Jr.

William F. Buckley, Jr.’s, Rule

National Review Online has an editorial up in opposition to Newt Gingrich’s candidacy for the Republican nomination for President. In the same piece they also advise against supporting Gov. Perry. There aren’t many more choices in the field.

As for me, I intend to follow William F. Buckley, Jr.’s, Rule that a Republican should support “the most conservative candidate who is electable.” I wish I knew who he was.

UPDATE—Allahpundit muses on the the possible meaning and effect of the NRO editorial here. His post includes a video analysis of the Republican field by an experienced politician.

UPDATE 2—Jonah Goldberg has his say.