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BearKoala Wrote: Aug 24, 2013 3:15 PM
"Conservatives make up 40% of Americans." The 5% of Americans who are right wing nuts within that 40% get 90% of the media play across the spectrum (from Rachel Maddow to Shaun Hannity) that moderates hear, see, and read. There in rests the problem for the conservative movement. Rational conservatives are pushed to the side by even their own media outlets because the right wing nut case stories sell in this "Jerry Springer" world. Conservatives who really care about the movement would do best to boycott all media (including Fox News and Rush Limbaugh etc.) that project the 5% right wing nut case bunch as the heart and soul of the conservative movement.
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Aug 24, 2013 3:58 PM
Yeah, you're right Bear. We need to run moderates for president. Dole, McCain, Romney. That worked really well. The only reason Romney lost is that the "nuts," as you call them, stayed home. I love it when liberals and moderates give advice to the Republicans on how to lose elections.
BearKoala Wrote: Aug 24, 2013 4:21 PM
Obviously the right wing nuts do not have enough clout in the primaries to bring it home for one of own. Now you are claiming that the right wingers decided to pout and stay home on general election day. Real modeling of American can do spirit that is....And you guys want to govern while teaching our kids that it is OK whine, give up, and go home if they don't get their way?
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Aug 24, 2013 4:27 PM
I'm not condoning staying home on election day. Romney, though not a very strong conservative, would have been a whole lot better than what we have. And you are completely misguided regarding "right wing nuts." That 40% who consider themselves conservatives agree with 90% of what Rush says. You further misunderstand what happens in primaries. The establishment (moderate to liberal) GOP controls the purse strings, and that has a strong effect on primary results.
Carl265 Wrote: Aug 24, 2013 4:38 PM
Bear, What faction of the Democrat party do you belong to?
BearKoala Wrote: Aug 24, 2013 6:42 PM
I would consider my self a Jackson (Late Senator Henry M Jackson) Democrat. I voted for Obama in 2008 and voted for Romney in 2012. I would have voted for McCain in 2008 but for the fact that he went rogue by picking Sarah Palin as his running mate. No real problem with that except when I had to consider her being one heart beat away from being POTUS.
ericynot1 Wrote: Aug 24, 2013 8:00 PM
Bill,

Dole lost because he had the charisma of a pineapple. McCain lost because he was carrying the banner of the Republican Party on the heels of the GWB presidential debacle (kind of like Ford running after Nixon's meltdown) and because he hooked up with the vapid, if charismatic, Sarah Palin. Romney lost because he was the biggest flip-flopper in the history of presidential elections and people simply did not trust him.

You think those guys lost because they weren't conservative enough. I'm here to tell you they lost because, for varying reasons, they couldn't pull sufficient votes from the middle. If you think "conservatives" can win with only hardcore right support, the new spelling of "Republican" is W H I G.
goldilocks Wrote: Aug 24, 2013 8:11 PM
eric, as a libertarian and a moderate, I agree with your assessment.

The Right is alienating the voters whom they need to win.

The Federalists became Whigs who became Republicans who

became extinct!
Kevin 354 Wrote: Aug 24, 2013 3:47 PM
I had a Moderate Movement this morning. I should not have boycotted the salad last night.