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“It Was A Powerful Speech Powerfully Delivered.”

Saturday, December 8, 2007  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Father Neuhaus on Mitt Romney’s faith in America speech.

Here’s Laura Ingraham’s take from my interview with her Friday (full transcript here of the interview here):

I thought it was a really good speech. I mean, I think that obviously, there was an enormous amount of pressure that I think he put on himself, and that the rest of us put on him to deliver a great speech. And I think he really, I think he surprised a lot of people with the deep, historical context, and the historical understanding of how faith and virtue, civic virtue, are all interwoven in American society. And I like the fact that he went back to the founding of this country, and reminded us that we really do have this great faith tradition, that our framers did believe that government should not be run by faith, but that without faith, it would be difficult for us to really survive long under threat and under challenge. And he really did that, and I thought that was very powerful.

And for your convenience, here are the other takes from my interviews Friday with James Dobson, Michael Medved, Dennis Prager, and Larry Kudlow.  It will be interesting to see which commentators the nets round up for tomorrow’s Sunday show and whether they refer to the near-unanimous high praise from the highest profile conservative punditry.

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