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Will Republicans Support Yet Another Bush for President?

None1257 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 2:08 PM
Is it selecting the "right" guy that is the problem, or is it the positions that republicans take that is the problem?
daddy422 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 4:47 PM
To many egomaniacs on both sides.Not so much of a choice.We may have seen the last of
the true statesman.For those who cry foul at the mention of America being in decline,look at
the drop in academics over the last 40 years.I read yesterday that we're now the 18th most
desirable country in which to live, in the world.In 1987 we were.........you guessed it #1.I don't
wish nor want this great nation to pass into the history book of once great nations.I have 12
grandkids & i hate the thought of leaving this mess to them.How do you even apologise for
doing or letting happen the things that brought America to this point?
daddy422 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 4:45 PM
To many egomaniacs on both sides.Not so much of a choice.We may have seen the last of
the true statesman.For those who cry foul at the mention of America being in decline,look at
the drop in academics over the last 40 years.I read yesterday that we're now the 18th most
desirable country in which to live, in the world.In 1987 we were.........you guessed it #1.I don't
wish nor want this great nation to pass into the history book of once great nations.I have 12
grandkids & i hate the thought of leaving this mess to them.How do you even apologise for
doing or letting happen that brought America to this point?
daddy422 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 2:33 PM
I was thinking it had more to do with the lack of class & integrity in the other party this time around.
Stuart95 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 2:26 PM
Republicans must consider that they went through a dozen reasonable candidates in the primaries, and then fielded a candidate who could not defeat the most success-free incumbent in history.

Romney is a good man and he raised a billion dollars. That he lost means the Republicans are going to have to change their platform to attract more voters, and candidates with different principles.
topknot Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 6:27 PM
I believe a lot of people were afraid to vote for Romney he did not get off to a good start and was not a good speaker. I voted for him but still did not know all he really stood for.
Stuart95 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 7:25 PM
You couldn't be afraid to vote for Romney if you had any understanding of what BO was up to. If you didn't vote against BO this election, then you're probably a lost cause.

One of Romney's problems is that he, like the Bushes, McCain, Dole, and the Republican Party, has no fire-in-the-belly principles. That's why no one, including Romney himself, actually knows what he would do had he been elected.

Next time, I want Ron Paul's ideas and Marco Rubio's zeal.
SCSOCAL Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 2:56 AM
The Dems have demonized success, since they don't know what it is or how to get it. Romney would have made a great President with his background. At least we would not have had Obama for another 4 years
bankrupting our country! Why would anyone vote for someone who is a Mormon and successfull?????!!!!! Americans hate success now! It's a new generation thing.
SCSOCAL Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 2:58 AM
Ron Paul had a few good ideas but most of his ideas were really bad! And Marco Rubio is a good speaker but he is a RINO and likes amnesty!
In January 2008, at a John McCain rally in Columbia, S.C., I asked a number of local politicos to look back to the brutal 2000 Republican primary in their state, the one between McCain and George W. Bush. They had all supported Bush back then, and I asked whether, given the inconclusive wars, runaway federal spending and economic catastrophe of the next eight years, they felt they made the right choice.

The answer was yes. They explained that they had strongly supported Ronald Reagan, and then they supported George H.W. Bush because they had supported Reagan, and then supported George...