To: Abe Froman
If and when Bush and the RNC see that they lost the election due to conservatives abandoning RINOs for candidates that truly represent their politics, they will recognize that the Republican party needs a serious shift to the right, and that candidates must govern with the same principles with which they ran for office. I am willing to throw Bush out and tolerate another 4 years of Democrat presidency to teach them this lesson, as long as the numbers bear out this truth for the RNC to see.
So why do you think this will work now when it didn't work in 1992 when voters taught them a lesson with Perot?
The lesson ended up being 8 years of Bill Clinton. Do you want 8 years of Hillary now?
posted on 02/02/2004 8:18:33 AM PST
(Bush '04 - Owens '08)
The vote for Perot didn't appear to be a clear vote for conservatism. He had populist appeal and represented some kind of vague dissatisfaction with politics and politicians, apparently. A vote for the Libertarian or Constitution candidate would be unmistakeable.
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