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Romney Should Choose Bold Colors, Not Pale Pastels

konniebay Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 1:22 PM
Sorry, Mr. Limbaugh, but there are 3 problems. (1) Romney is not a colorful guy; he is the GOP's Safe Candidate to appeal to moderates. (2) The GOP has a "take the high road" philosophy so as not to upset those moderates or anyone else. While Romney and his SuperPAC have gone after all his Republican opponents with negative ads, it is unlikely Romney will go after Obama in that fashion. It is simply not the GOP way. In fact, I blame Bush/Rove for us having Obama since they refused to veer off that high road to address the lies thrown at them by the Dems. (3) The GOP is pushing for former Congressman Portman of Ohio to be the VEEP candidate. Now, I ask you, Mr. Limbaugh, what are we conservatives to do with TWO SAFE CANDIDATES???
gungy Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 2:10 PM
Problems 1,2, and 3--absolutely correct, konniebay. And Blair31, Hillary lost because the media conspired to elect Obama. They threw him softballs while attacking her with baseball bats.
anonymous49 Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 9:56 PM
I agree with you on the media, that is what is happening this time for Romney. The best candidate IMO is Newt Gingrich, unfortunately the media has been able to marginalize him and Romney refuses to debate! So we are stuck with Romney, well I don't think I can vote for him after the way this primary has gone, party be damned. The GOP had no problem shoving Romney down our throats and I have no problem not voting for him.
Blair31 Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 1:53 PM
HOLD IT! IIRC, the Democrats had the same bruising campaign in 2008. Obama won. Hillary lost. Need I remind you of that, konniebay? Obama was also a safe candidate. The Democrats didn't want Hillary Clinton. David Limbaugh's right. Obama's losing it. Congress is creeping toward that slippery slope. According to Judge Andrew Napolitano, Congress passed a bill in secret, with no hearings, and Obama signed it into law. It says that people can't protest against the President. If you do, you'll be subject to a fine, I think it's $10,000, a year in prison, or both. If you want to watch Obama's motorcade
from your front yard, the Secret Service can tell you go inside. This isn't my uncle's Secret Service.
Mitt Romney's presidential run could turn out to be a test case to resolve the long-running debate inside the Republican Party as to whether the GOP presidential nominee should run as a conservative or more of a centrist.

How often have we heard both Democratic and Republican political "experts" reciting the conventional wisdom that during primary contests, candidates of both parties must play to their respective base voters and then shift toward the center during the general election campaign? Does anyone even challenge this edict?

The first problem with this is that it implicitly suggests that all presidential candidates are first and foremost...