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Nice Losers

AmericanPatriot52 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 6:00 PM
I agree with you, but nice is a "problem" a lot of conservatives have. It's why we were called the "Silent Majority" for so many years. Unless you're a commentator, it's difficult for most conservatives to beat their own drum and say why we believe what we do. It's like we think others should just KNOW, like osmosis.
AmericanPatriot52 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 6:04 PM
It does need to change. We need to find that one in a billion who is smart, TRULY believes in conservatism, and is articulate enough to "sell" it to others in ways that are easily understood, no matter the listeners intelligence level. I'd ask you to take on the mantle, Mr. Sowell, but I also think we need someone younger, more in touch with and able to use all of the methods available today. I really thought, hoped and prayed Paul Ryan would fill that spot, but he obviously didn't. So who's next? Marco Rubio? Bobby Jindahl? Nikki Healey? Someone we haven't seen that much of yet?

And then there's the really huge question of whether, in another four years, we will even have a country left to save.

Mitt Romney now joins the long list of the kinds of presidential candidates favored by the Republican establishment-- nice, moderate losers, people with no coherently articulated vision, despite how many ad hoc talking points they may have.

The list of Republican presidential candidates like this goes back at least as far as 1948, when Thomas E. Dewey ran against President Harry Truman. Dewey spoke in lofty generalities while Truman spoke in hard-hitting specifics. Since then, there have been many re-runs of this same scenario, featuring losing Republican presidential candidates John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford and, when he ran...