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No More "Mr. Obama Is a Nice Guy"

wbliss Wrote: Apr 20, 2012 8:14 AM
I agree however, Romney was definitely not my first choice but now that he is the nominee lets all support him. My cousin did not like McCain so he abstained from voting. What stupidity. That was a vote for Obama then. That is why we will continue to be on the short end of the stick.
There is a reflexive desire among a certain species of moderate Republicans to be perceived as "civil" by liberal opponents who believe that the mere existence of free-market, limited-government conservatism is an indecent affront to humankind. All aboard the U.S.S. Lost Cause.

This disastrous, bend-over bipartisanship is a hard habit to break. In 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain rode the "Barack Obama is a nice guy, but vote for me" wave to crashing defeat. In 2012, McCain's endorsee, Mitt Romney, has made "Barack Obama is a nice guy but in over his head" a standard stump-speech talking point.

Conservatives of good will who've...