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Posted on 03/12/2012 11:42:08 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
What is it about the pundits that they cant seem to get that WE, the American People, have no problem with a brokered Convention for the GOP?
Why are they so afraid of allowing this process? I just heard Dick Morris declare that we NEED a candidate, asking principled people to just vote for Romney! Not because he is the best person, but because he, Dick Morris, believes we need to short circuit the process, and, in the process, disenfranchise the very people we will need to vote for our eventual candidate. Way to get out the vote, Dick!
We like this process. The only reason it has gotten so ugly is because of the candidates themselves. Newt claimed he was going to have a positive campaign, but millions of dollars in negative attacks were the response.
I still wish Newt had resisted being dragged into the sewer, and had remained positive in the face of the withering attacks. In the long run, he would have come out above the negative fray. He would have stood out as the true elder statesman he really is.
Regardless of the expert opinion of the pundits, the rest of the country has a right to have their voices heard. We are not the Democrat Party, working diligently to disenfranchise Independent and GOP votes.
No, we are the Party unafraid of ideas, the Party that thrives on looking into the future together, as optimistic of the future as Ronald Reagan ever was, given we arrive...
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Because they won't get to be in charge of it.
Maybe the American people need to see the process and understand that they may finally have a person to vote for who is truely a representative of the Republican people and not just the Party.
In the article you posted, Ron Reale makes the point that the pundits and Dick Morris have been trying desperately to cover up. The party rank and file do want to have a real convention.
The scam that Morris, the pundits and the GOP-e are selling, is that the Republican Party primary voters are somehow disenfranchised by no single candidate having the nomination locked up pre-convention! That idea is nuts! They think we are idiots!
We need to let the candidates duke it out until there is only 1 left standing. Voters in every state deserves their say. Why is it necessary for the media talking heads and their country-club Republican bootlickers to crown one of their own boys early? Because they want to make things go their way - which is business as usual. In times past people didn’t care enough to get involved, so they got away with this. There is much more at stake now and people are paying attention and they don’t like what they see, that Romney is the Republican version of Obama. Because Romney is a rich Fat-Cat Republican out of touch with ordinary folks struggling to make a living, Obama will demagogue the hell out of him and eat him for lunch.
Because they won't get to be in charge of it.
I think that's the right answer. My understanding is that in a brokered convention, all of the soft delegates are free to vote again which means Newt can rally people to his side and display one on one his command of the issues.
I personally believe Newt will win the crucial independent voters in debates with Obama. Right now many of them see him as 'mean' but after a one on one debate I think it will become clear that he will be the better occupant of the White House.
If I said the chances were slim and none, I’d be half right.
The system is imperfect and the compromises an imperfect system extracts from those who practice its arts are inevitable. We like to blame the politicians but the fact of the matter that Romney used negative ads against Gingrich knowing they would work and work they did.
Democracy is about people choosing their fate and there is no guarantee that they will choose wisely. In fact the genius of democracy is not in avoiding mistakes but in correcting mistakes they made in the last election before they bring the country to ruin. In other words, democracy is a messy and often unfair system of government. It is full of flaws, corruption, waste, and simple stupidity.
So the process of electing officeholders reflects the weakness of the people who permit themselves to be exploited by tricks such as negative ads. In the course of our affairs sometimes we must stand on principle and sometimes we must compromise. I am among the very earliest of Gingrich supporters on these threads and I am far from willing now to surrender to the likes of Mitt Romney. But there will come a time
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