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The Reps have a way of eating their young...McCain should have been in, instead of Bush...
” McCain should have been in, instead of Bush”
Shapley wrote:The Reps have a way of eating their young...McCain should have been in, instead of Bush...
Not really, McCain is not well liked within the conservative wing of the party.
” What are Obama's qualifications?”
Shapley wrote:Barrack Obama has no track record. Clinton has name recognition, plus eight years as a 'co-president' under her belt. She's popular with the left, but has successfully garnered the support of moderates by avoiding taking a bold stand on many liberal issues lately. Having a friendly press doesn't hurt, either, and she definitely has a good working relationship with them. They've referred to her as a 'moderate' so much that people actually believe them.
What are Obama's qualifications?
Shapley wrote:Perhaps, but if we're going to sacrifice Republican principles in order to win Democrat votes, why don't we just vote for the Democrat.
The Republican Party votes on a party platform, which defines the party's position on the issues we believe most strongly about. That platform has not changed significantly since the days of Rondalus Maximus. In order to garner the vote of the party base, it is best to select a candidate that either comes very close to reflecting our values on those issues or has the ability to shift support for those issues towards his/her viewpoint. Neither McCain nor Giuliani come really close to the platform on conservative issues, but of the two I think Giuliani has the best chance of winning voters towards his viewpoint. Keep in mind that much of the conservative shift was due to Ronaldus Maximus' ability to do just that.
McCain comes across as brash and unlikable. That's not just my humble opinion, I hear that from many of folks back home, who I use as a barometer because they are the classic 'Reagan Democrats'.
All fine if you would rather stand on principal than win the Presidency.
"Is it just me, or is it becoming increasingly apparent that the Republicans and Democrats are determined to engage in a two year dumb-off?"
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