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3 Qualities the 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee Must Have

wtmoore1 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 1:22 PM
Ah yes, the "consistency" of Reagan. Only in myth... This is precisely the reason that no one can entirely satisfy the conservative base. Not even Reagan was the ideal conservative that most on the right seem to conceptualize. He certainly wasn't consistent in not raising taxes--an issue that would absolutely disqualify him from the modern day Republican Party. When the right decides to come back to reality, then I'll take seriously a discussion about what Republicans need to do in 2016. But not before.
Earl29 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 2:03 PM
You continue to misunderstand us, wt. We have never demanded perfection.
CardSenseJimmyBond Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 1:41 PM
He raised taxes indeed in order to gain spending cuts which the Dem Congress basically said, "sorry, Ronnie..." Then he got Kemp and Roth to design a sweeping tax reform package which was the closest thing to a true flat tax we have had in my lifetime... Reagan may not have made perfect choices, and he was willing to adjust, but he did learn from his mistakes. He understood that insanity was doing the same thing expecting different results over and over. So, what do you think they need to do?

I must confess in 2012 -- almost from the beginning -- I felt inclined to vote for Mitt Romney for president of the United States. His intellect, extraordinary business record, and honorable career in public service convinced me that he was uniquely qualified to serve faithfully in that office. But there was something else: As a moderate hailing from a deeply blue state, I thought he could appeal to centrist Republicans and right-leaning Independents nationwide -- perhaps enough of them to give him a decided edge on Election Day.

Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.

And yet to say that Governor Romney...