Discussion in 'Politics' started by SAT, Nov 15, 2011.
Political Animal - A candidate can only fake it for so long
if the repubs were serious about picking someone qualified, jon huntsman wouldn't be in the cellar....
given the field, romney can learn foreign policy... he's not an idiot. he'd moderate once the general election gets underway. and he's already shown he has no qualms about flip flopping.
and it could be worse:
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Some of them fake it all the way to the White House.
yep... like dubya...
Which really makes you wonder why they don't give Huntsman a look.
Five candidates (Bachman, Trump, Perry, Cain, and now Newt) have all came at Romney from the right and all five have been or will be dispatched without Romney so much as breaking a sweat. You come at him from his left, make him take the leftward stance, then cast yourself as the centerist-right candidate which is where the GOP actually is despite the more vocal idiots on this board.
I was thinking it, you said it.
Sad that the right has to take the bait on every thread, is it not? I've never seen such mass insecurity on a message board....weird.
It really comes down to which candidate the GOP thinks can win against Obama. They will make sure that person wins the primaries.
To be honest I thought Huntsman was the best (and best qualified) candidate. If he was to take the nomination the choice for POTUS would be a hard one.
It's too bad that they were all forced to drink the "stupid tea" in oreder to appease the idiotic wing of the GOP. They had to run so far right that I don't think any of them would ever appeal enough now to average Americans.
So why hasn't he learned about foreign policy this late in his game?
It is ironic that the only two republicans with any sense are not favored by a base of nutcase voters who live in lalaland. Any reasonable republican needs to switch parties or go independent.
Bizarre that still today the loonies rule politics on the right, any chance for this? "A final word on politics. As in economics nothing is certain save the certainty that there will be firm prediction by those who do not know. It is possible that in some election, near or far, a presidential candidate will emerge in the United States determined to draw into the campaign those not now impelled to vote. Conceivably those so attracted - those who are not threatened by higher taxes and who are encouraged by the vision of a new governing community committed to the rescue of the cities and the impacted underclass - could outnumber those lost because of the resulting invasion of contentment. If this happens the effort would succeed." John Kenneth Galbraith 'The Culture of Contentment'
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