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So voting for a 3rd party to split the vote on the right would pretty much guarantee a Hillary win. Are you saying that you would not want a President Romney right now instead of a President Obama? If so, please explain.
You are certainly entitled to your opinion, just as many in the party (maybe not some from townhall necessarily, but a bit part of the base) would stay home if someone like Cruz were the nominee. I wasn't a major fan of McCains but held my nose to vote for him in 2008.
Just about everybody Romney has supported and endorsed has won. He is endorsing candidates from all parts of the party, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and is demonstrating why he remains the visible leader of the party. It's hard to argue with a man that was pretty much right about everything in the 2012 election.
Currently Romney is the runaway leader in Iowa should he decide to run. I would rather see him again that Jeb if it's down to those two. I'm not a big Christie, Paul, or Cruz fan, but could get behind Scott Walker or Paul Ryan.
I think Eric Holder is the only Attorney General that could make Janet Reno look ethical.
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Future In Our Hands Wrote: Sep 25, 2014 7:46 AM
Well, both parties have to play to their extremes in the primary process, and then move to the center for a general election. Part of the reason Bush 43 did so well in his elections is that the right coalesced around him in 1999 heading into 2000, making his primary battle much simpler, and he was not "wounded" as other candidates. In 2004 the Dems nominated John Kerry, but that was a longer painful primary process, with Howard Dean and John Edwards all battling him for a good amount of time. The challenge right now is that its nearly impossible to get the right to agree on a single candidate. There are some who only want candidates that have nearly perfect ideological purity on every issue, and because of that, reality never settles in for those voters who don't understand that there are no perfect candidates.
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Future In Our Hands Wrote: Sep 24, 2014 9:18 PM
In addition to what Iris noted below, Romney also came out strongly against illegal immigration in 2012....and in my mind, almost took too strong of Conservative position. He's taken a strong stand on economic, social, and military conservatism.
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Future In Our Hands Wrote: Sep 24, 2014 3:39 PM
Demographics are hurting the GOP at the present time. You need the right candidate with the right issues/message. Romney was the most articulate conservative candidate we have had since Reagan, and this was evident in the debates. He certainly made some gaffes, but so did Obama, and so have many past GOP candidates. As for the Ron Paul wing, if you look at what is all over the news now abroad, Romney had the right strategy and showed the exact leadership needed in Russia, Syria, Iraq, etc...and I would NOT have wanted a different candidate like Ron Paul in 2012, period. What you think you are gaining with Paull supporters you are losing with traditional conservatives.
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Future In Our Hands Wrote: Sep 24, 2014 1:35 PM
You are exactly right that changing demographics played a key role in 2012, and will continue to play a key role in 2016. Younger voters are more socially liberal/moderate, and they are now getting older and will play a bigger role in future elections. Hispanics also will play a larger role, while the White vote will be less signficant with each election.
Ann-If you are going to keep misrepresenting what I posted, then I'll keep posting the full text. If Cruz wants to only be a Senator, then he should stay put. But if he has Presidential aspirations, he should have run for Governor of Texas to get executive experiences and have opportunities to demonstrate how he can work with others to get results. I think Obama is a prime example why Senators do not make great Presidents. In the Senate, you do NOT have to worry about working with others to get results...you can simply state your position, cast a vote, and appeal to your base to try to get re-elected again. With Perry exiting as Governor, this would have been a prime opportunity for Cruz to step in as Governor and show what he is capable of.
C'mon Ann-If you are going to post my comments, post the whole thing. I pointed out that I despise Obama, and that I find Scott Walker a much better candidate than Cruz because he's had executive experience and a record of results. Cruz does a lot of talking but has not accomplished much. Here is more of what I wrote that Ann failed to call out. If Cruz wants to only be a Senator, then he should stay put. But if he has Presidential aspirations, he should have run for Governor of Texas to get executive experiences and have opportunities to demonstrate how he can work with others to get results. I think Obama is a prime example why Senators do not make great Presidents. In the Senate, you do NOT have to worry about working with others to get results...you can simply state your position, cast a vote, and appeal to your base to try to get re-elected again. With Perry exiting as Governor, this would have been a prime opportunity for Cruz to step in as Governor and show what he is capable of.
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