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Romney Should Choose Bold Colors, Not Pale Pastels

Parker01 Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 12:33 AM
One would hope a line of distinction would be made by Romney and the GOP. Unless, of course, one really wanted Obama to win. I haven't noticed anyone in the GOP attempting to stop or turn around the Socialist takeover of America since it began with good old Mr. Wilson. Talking about it is not the same as stopping it. McConnell, Boehner and Romney? You can't possibly think these three will fight to win. Good grief...
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...