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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    Sure. I just didn't want to crap all over the board.

    For example, if I made the claim that being a Romney supporter and self-identifying as a principled conservative are mutually exclusive I figured this would be a good location for a thread I was intending to take in that direction.



    Well, it occurred to me that this topic had come up. But I also felt like I didn't want to look up threads that might be stale and engage in thread necromancy.
    It's fine here if you like .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Look at the race. Now not then. Its kinda settled it will be Mitt.
    Well, I feel like the MSM kind of selected him. The left-wing media. They've been pushing on him hard since the get-go. So has the Republican establishment. My observation is that Romney's being handled with the kid-gloves in exactly the same way that Obama was in '08. When I go watch a CNN video with a panel of "impartial analysts" (2 centrist-democrats and 2 far left liberals) talking about how Romney is "inevitable" (and this was after New Hampshire) and how he's the only credible candidate and that Republicans should all just elect him now and get it over with, it makes me wonder why primary voters are so quick to believe that.

    Why take advice from Rachel Maddow on who the best Republican is? I find it seriously messed up that basically the reason conservatives vote for him is because the liberal media has everyone convinced he's the best candidate. Well, not hard to see why when you try and find meaningful differences between his policies and Obama's.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    Well, I feel like the MSM kind of selected him. The left-wing media. They've been pushing on him hard since the get-go. So has the Republican establishment. My observation is that Romney's being handled with the kid-gloves in exactly the same way that Obama was in '08. When I go watch a CNN video with a panel of "impartial analysts" (2 centrist-democrats and 2 far left liberals) talking about how Romney is "inevitable" (and this was after New Hampshire) and how he's the only credible candidate and that Republicans should all just elect him now and get it over with, it makes me wonder why primary voters are so quick to believe that.

    Why take advice from Rachel Maddow on who the best Republican is? I find it seriously messed up that basically the reason conservatives vote for him is because the liberal media has everyone convinced he's the best candidate. Well, not hard to see why when you try and find meaningful differences between his policies and Obama's.
    Your right, they did early on because they thought he was easier to beat. His Romney care bill and his support of the bailouts they thought could be used against him.

    But look at what they pulled recently with they push to support Santorum. From one source I follow, and it has some good points.

    Backassward Democratic Endorsements

    In a way, Democrats have tipped their hand regarding who they would rather see running against Obama…anybody but Romney.


    From Gateway Pundit, the Lefty website Daily Kos sent out an email blast telling Michigan Democrats to vote for Santorum in that State’s open primary. (Assuming Twitter is a legit source in these modern times.)


    It was also reported today in the Detroit News that Santorum is appealing to Michigan Democrats as well. Romney fired back saying that was a sleazy move, which is how I’m leaning on it as well.


    Santorum defended it by saying he is trying to win over Michigan Democrats not only to win the primary, but to also retain them in a race against Obama. Is that realistic?

    Given his propensity to drag out his agenda of Conservative social issues, I highly doubt Santorum is capable of wooing more Dems or Moderates over to his side than could Romney.


    Romney’s message focuses more on the economy, the debt, the budget and repealing Obamacare. All issues that most people agree are paramount this election season.


    Apparently, Democrats have seen the latest polling data that puts Romney ahead in a head-to-head match-up with Obama. Dems backing Santorum for the primary should serve as an endorsement for Romney…they aren’t going to help defeat Obama. They want to prolong the Republican primary battle and possibly help bring forward a Republican they believe they can defeat.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    There doesn't seem to be any overwhelming support for Romney here, but if it's a choice between Obama and Romney or my dog Darlene, I'd vote for anyone but Obama.
    Well, that's the thing, right? I greatly fear for Republicans holding their nose and voting Romney in the general. Obama's policies are seriously ruining the country faster than any previous "terrible president." I'm sure we can all agree on this. But if Romney's policies would be no better, or barely/slightly better aren't we just teaching the party that they can put up any establishment limousine liberal with an R next to his name and bankroll him with contributions from the industries that got bailed out by taxpayers, and the Republican base will still vote for him as long as the establishment has done a good enough job demonizing the limousine liberal incumbent with a D next to his name?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Your right, they did early on because they thought he was easier to beat. His Romney care bill and his support of the bailouts they thought could be used against him.

    But look at what they pulled recently with they push to support Santorum. From one source I follow, and it has some good points.
    Well, the person they really feared was Cain. And also Paul to a lesser degree, who does extremely well against Obama amongst independents and liberals who don't self-identify as Democrat.

    I think focusing on "who can beat Obama" is the wrong thing. As I said earlier, I think it's tantamount to a "vote for Stalin unless you want Hitler to win" argument. All the remaining candidates "can" beat Obama, and nobody can predict how the pendulum swings in political campaigns. I personally think both Newt and Paul probably have a far better shot in the general against Obama than Romney. But then again, I don't listen to the MSM for my voting advice (and not saying you do, but the liberals set the tone and framework of political discussions).

    But in my mind the important thing is that Obama is beaten by someone who will enact positive change for the country. And Republican voters have different ideas on what that is - Santorum for the social conservatives that care about principles and values, and also evangelical wing of the party. Paul for the small government, pro-freedom / libertarian wing. Gingrinch for the.. I was tempted to make a joke and say "reality wing," but what I really should say is pre-neocon Reagan wing. These are valid discussions, in terms of what should the Republican platform be. What's the soul of the party.

    Romney? Yeah, if you want the platform to be "three inches to the right of Obama." I just think it's incredibly short term logic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    Well, that's the thing, right? I greatly fear for Republicans holding their nose and voting Romney in the general. Obama's policies are seriously ruining the country faster than any previous "terrible president." I'm sure we can all agree on this. But if Romney's policies would be no better, or barely/slightly better aren't we just teaching the party that they can put up any establishment limousine liberal with an R next to his name and bankroll him with contributions from the industries that got bailed out by taxpayers, and the Republican base will still vote for him as long as the establishment has done a good enough job demonizing the limousine liberal incumbent with a D next to his name?
    Ordinarily I might agree with you, but these are not ordinary times nor is Obama someone safe to have in a second term with nothing restraining him, no need to pretend to be moderate as he couldn't run again.

    Obama is too dangerous. I don't like Romney, but there's nothing in his past to suggest that he hung out with radicals or had a possible hidden agenda to radicalize the country and push it ever closer to a European style philosophy. I don't like his Massachusetts health care plan, but if he pledges to stop Obama care, we have to take a chance. We know that darned plan will not be stopped if Obama is president again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Ordinarily I might agree with you, but these are not ordinary times nor is Obama someone safe to have in a second term with nothing restraining him, no need to pretend to be moderate as he couldn't run again.
    To be honest, I've heard this argument in every election I can remember (from both parties). When are the times ordinary, and the Republican party can get back to voting for conservatives?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    And also Paul to a lesser degree, who does extremely well against Obama amongst independents and liberals who don't self-identify as Democrat.
    Is this the destination of your little endeavor here?
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    To be honest, I've heard this argument in every election I can remember (from both parties). When are the times ordinary, and the Republican party can get back to voting for conservatives?
    I agree, however the real conservatives got bounced out due to various reasons. Cain was the best choice IMHO, but the establishment GOP did not stand behind him when things got tough even when there were real questions about the women accusing him, especially the first one who lives/d in the same building as David Axelrod. However since we don't really have much of a choice now...well it's lesser of the 5 evils, until the general election.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Is this the destination of your little endeavor here?
    Not particularly. Full disclosure: In a world where you have Gingrich on one end of the political spectrum and Paul on the other, I'm a centrist.

    The destination is that in my lifetime, every candidate since Reagan has gotten progressively worse, in both parties. I think we're at a point where liberal and conservative doesn't even mean anything anymore in a general election. We have really really bad and really really really bad. Every election both parties add another "really" and argue about who is worse. I went back and watched the Reagan/Mondale debates recently, and good lord both those guys are head and shoulders above everyone that has ended up winning a nomination in recent memory.

    Bush '41 was kinda meh
    Dole and Clinton were okay, but I wouldn't call either great or either terrible (on edit: Clinton and Gingrich worked together to balance the budget. Can you imagine how bizarre that would sound today - John Boehner and Obama work together to balance the budget)
    Gore was worse AND Bush '43 was worse
    Kerry? I thought we hit a low point but no.
    McCain? Okay, now you're killing me. Obama?

    What's next? You can chart this on a graph. Every-time I think we can't do worse, we do worse. Republicans are probably an election behind on the "bad" scale. McCain was a Gore, and Romney is a Kerry. So we're in this cycle where the times are always abnormal, and we're always told to hold our nose. But if you compare Romney to say Bill Clinton (who came out and supported the oil pipeline by the way), Clinton is more conservative and solidly a better leader and president than Romney would ever be. That's madness.
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