Cuccinelli Ken Cuccinelli (Steve Helber/Associated Press)

UP: Vladimir Putin.

DOWN:  President Obama.

UP: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R).

DOWN: Ken Cuccinelli.

UP: Impunity for user of weapons of mass destruction.

DOWN: Red lines.

UP: Chances Israel will have to strike unilaterally against Iran.

DOWN: American influence in the Middle East.

UP: Al-Qaeda in Syria and elsewhere.

DOWN: Free Syrian Army.

UP: Hostility between Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Christian evangelicals.

DOWN: Ticket prices to hear Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)

UP: Distrust of government. (“Americans’ trust and confidence in the federal government’s ability to solve problems internationally as well as domestically has fallen to historic lows this year.”)

DOWN: Popular support for shutting down the government.

UP: Conservative pushback to politicization of Heritage. (“They’ve really turned into bullies”).

DOWN: Respect for Heritage as a think tank. (“When the board chose DeMint, that was an affirmation of whether the advocacy or policy side was to be favored.”)


Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.