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Karl Rove Vs. the 'Far Right'

John1418 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 2:39 PM
The last moderate Republican to win the presidency was Richard Nixon. Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney were all moderates preferred by the Republican establishment -- and all lost decisively.
katepatate Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:48 PM
We don't need any rotten moderates. No way, no how.
ericynot Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 6:03 PM
Yes, John, they all lost, but for different reasons. Ford had to run shortly after having pardoned Nixon, in advance, for felonies the country found egregious (and because of an astonishing debate mistake). Dole lost because he had the charisma of a fire hydrant. McCain lost because he had to stand on GWB's catastrophic war and economic record. And Romney lost because he was a craven flip-flopper that few in either party trusted.

They did not lose because they were moderate.

You're right about GWB, though.
Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 4:00 PM
I disagree. Bush I was obviously a moderate, and Bush II campaigned as a conservative, then governed as a moderate.

But every LOSING Republican since Nixon, yes.
If I were launching a new conservative venture, the last venue I'd choose for the announcement would be the New York Times. Karl Rove has gone to the Times to announce that he has created a new "conservative" entity "to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts."

Rove argues that Republican fortunes have been ruined by "far-right conservatives," but he's shamelessly calling this entity the "Conservative Victory Project." Yes, and I could call myself Ray Lewis, but it doesn't make it so.

Whaddaya know? The liberal Democrats at the Times love this idea....