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Old 08-05-2012, 06:33 AM
 
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I ask this because the argument is.

"you can't nominate a true conservative because during a general election their extreme views will turn off independents and other voting blocks"

That line of thinking was used against Santorum and Gingrich in the primaries

But this is 2 times in a row the republicans nominated a moderate and In 08' McCain got his ass kicked. And for Romney it's not looking good at all either. He's behind in key swing states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida( http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/...d=16902714)and trying to stay with 50 points of the Hispanic vote for example.(http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-...cs-129308.html)

What do you think?
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:36 AM
 
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I think in 2016 the republicans won't have a choice in the matter,neo cons and war hawks are losing ground and liberty republicans are gaining ground in the party and I have a feeling in 2016 we will have enough power to nominate someone of like mind.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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I ask this because the argument is.

"you can't nominate a true conservative because during a general election their extreme views will turn off independents and other voting blocks"

That line of thinking was used against Santorum and Gingrich in the primaries

But this is 2 times in a row the republicans nominated a moderate and In 08' McCain got his ass kicked. And for Romney it's not looking good at all either. He's behind in key swing states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida( http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/obama-leads-romney-battleground-states-poll-shows/story?id=16902714)and trying to stay with 50 points of the Hispanic vote for example.(Poll: Obama winning 70 percent of Hispanics - POLITICO.com)

What do you think?
The real question is whether there will be a Party that represents Conservatives by the next election?
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:46 AM
 
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Like it or not McxCant got his azz kicked because people were voting against George Bush. As a right leaning indy I could never vote for the likes of Santorum
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:15 AM
 
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Even if he looses, I bet the GOP wins back the House and Senate. So it really wont matter who is in the White House.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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Originally Posted by BradPiff View Post
I ask this because the argument is.

"you can't nominate a true conservative because during a general election their extreme views will turn off independents and other voting blocks"

That line of thinking was used against Santorum and Gingrich in the primaries

But this is 2 times in a row the republicans nominated a moderate and In 08' McCain got his ass kicked. And for Romney it's not looking good at all either. He's behind in key swing states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida( http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/...d=16902714)and trying to stay with 50 points of the Hispanic vote for example.(Poll: Obama winning 70 percent of Hispanics - POLITICO.com)

What do you think?
Win or lose you are always going to see the base pushing for more conservative office holders everywhere.
It isn't like the dream of giving the treasury and everything away without paying for it isn't a great dream for some, but the reality is nothing can support anything beyond caring for our elderly and disabled. The rest needs to be off programs and we need to GREATLY reduce people on government employment as well.
Conservatives are mostly just people who say you got a $1, then spend a $1. We can't support everyone everywhere.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Moderate conservative for Obama.
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I Would have voted for Mccain but palin is a big turn off (Politically speaking)

Romney is some like beaten down tape recorder from the 70's, no real substance there. He doesnt strike me as a real conservative.
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