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I Think I Owe an Apology to George W. Bush.

christiancon Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 11:51 AM
Yes I have noticed that. At least Morris did a mea culpa- Rove NEVER. The Romney at all costs brigade would never even consider that their man (a good man and a decent one) was not strong enough in enough areas (healthcare,foreign policy etc,) to be more competitive. Less republicans voted that in 08- why? Its always a game of how can we become more like them when we lose. When we win its always wow we did that by being moderate (even though its usually because we stuck to first principles). This game is very old and very worn out.
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 12:08 PM
If you believe that Romney lost because conservatives would not vote for him, then shame on them. This election was too important to not vote because their guy didn't get out of the primary.

William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the right was largely a "leave me alone coalition": Religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned and occasionally democratic statism at home.

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