posted on May, 14 2006 @ 02:09 PM
Originally posted by Otts
Aren't there any other qualified people in the Republican Party? Some who don't have Bush as a last name?
Well there certainly aren't any who DO have Bush as a last name. Bush 41 doesn't get any kudos from me either, not because he was an all-around bad
president, but because he is the one who surrendered the center and gave my party of choice to the religious right during the 1992 Republican primary.
For crying out loud, it was Pat Buchannan and David friggin Duke, did he really have to stoop to their level to get renominated???
For all the talk about Perot, some studies actually indicated that abortion was generally more likely to cause Republican voters to defect than
economic issues, and as far as I can understand abortion has never been a proper issue for federal law anyway- unless of course the fetus which is
supposedly being murdered is either a federal official or is killed on federal property.
I appologize for not finding this original thread first, but I'll briefly reitterate some fo what I said in the other one.
Jeb simply isn't a logical candidate given the current disapproval of this administration. You can' rig the vote against a landslide and get away
with it. If a Democrat takes 55% of the popular vote and are counting problems in 4 or 5 or more states... there will be violence.
The Republicans have to run a candidate who can win the moderates with a well established conservative running mate. If it were my call I'd run
McCain with Gingrich in the passenger seat pulling the strings. Their recent records are almost Hillary-proof. It's important for the Republicans to
insulate themselves against a negative campaign and make the Democrats talk about the issues, because they can't excite their base with that- their
base is now used to (and really likes) screaming indignantly about how bad they've been shafted, and they can't all agree with one another about
Whoever runs, as long as he's not connected to this administration's misdeeds, should probably play every card against this admin before the D's do
too. I'd think very seriously about publically praising Pat Fitzgerald's tendency to attack both sides of the aisle when they do wrong, and ask him
to run the DOJ.