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posted by Justin Oldham
I had a chance to talk with somebody tonight who read my book. One of the things that generated positive ratings for my work was my speculation that Republicans would soon be out of power. Holy cow, you'd think I was advocating something obscene. So, three years later . . and I'm not wrong. I'm about to be . . much more "correct." [Edited Don W]
A lot of people are taking note of McCain's slow fizzle. The mainstream media is leaving John McCain and the other GOP contenders to their own devices because they know what the rest of us on this board already know. I can't escape the conclusion that the Republican party has self-destructed. if I could see it coming years in advance, so could the top Democrat leaders. I don't blame them for capitalizing on it. That's why they call it politics.
I do hope to see the 2008 Republican nominee take his defeat with some grace. I don't expect the current crop of old guard leaders to actually learn their lesson . . In ten year's I hope to see my preferred party emerge from exile with a new attitude and a new mission that will actually champion conservatism in government. [Edited by Don W]
Originally posted by Justin Oldham
I do hope to see the 2008 Republican nominee take his defeat with some grace. I don't epxect the current crop of old guard leaders to actually learn their lesson, but I do expect them to head off in to the wilderness with their chins up.
Republican presidential contender Rudy Giuliani says if elected, he'd be open to his wife's attending Cabinet meetings on issues in which she's interested.
In an interview with Barbara Walters to air Friday on ABC News' "20/20," the former New York city mayor and his wife, Judith Nathan Giuliani, answered questions about the six marriages between them and whether she was the "other woman" who caused the breakup of his second marriage to TV personality Donna Hanover.
Rudy Giuliani, the current front-runner in the 2008 GOP race, discussed what role his wife would play if he were to win the White House
Originally posted by xpert11
In a world were everything is turned into a political issue against a candidate is the role of Rudy wife in the white House something that could be used against him ?
posted by Justin Oldham
posted by xpert11 . In a world were everything is turned into a political issue against a candidate is the role of Rudy wife in the White House something that could be used against him ?
Hillary Clinton "broke the mold" when she became the most controversial First Lady . . the tradition of the "silent spouse" began with Martha Washington . . Dolly Madison, wife of our 4th President, was known to be just as "sharp" as her husband. Eleanor Roosevelt easily earned the title of America's first openly active First Lady. FDR had his hands full. His wife had no trouble making and using her own brand of political mojo. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy being the first televised First lady made it easier to make friends and influence people. Bill and Hillary have been a politician's dream team.
Now that Giuliani's spilled the milk, you can bet the MSM will use this opening to probe his current wife. Future historians are likely to classify this statement as just one more self-inflicted wound.
I want the Republicans to win. It hurts me to see "my team" failing so badly. When the Republicans now in office haven't been wrong, mistaken, or uninformed, they've bet wrong or made bad guesses. They've done all of this with the help and advise of their spouses. [Edited by Don W]
In our poll, Hillary Clinton loses to John McCain, 42%-48%, and to Rudy Giuliani 41%-50%. Even though Clinton maintains a 7% edge over Obama among Democratic respondents, Obama fares better in the general election matchups. It's so close that it's a statistical dead heat, but Obama still loses: 43%-45% to McCain, 44%-45% to Giuliani.
Originally posted by edsinger
Well I would like to see Reagan but he just cant win one more for the Gipper...
I have not made up my mind yet and I might end up with a write in. I am disappointed all around so far.
How about Zell Miller?
Zell Bryan Miller (born February 24, 1932) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. A Democrat, he served as governor of Georgia from 1991 to 1999 and was a United States senator from 2000 to 2005. In the last years of his career, he famously split from his party to back Republican President George W. Bush over Democratic nominee John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election and since 2003 frequently criticizes perceived problems he sees in his own party.