"Lets face it folks -- We elected a moderate, not a conservative president."
Yup! If he'd been a real conservative, he would not have been elected. He's not, so he was.
My parents, who are now 81 years old actually split their vote in 2004. I cannot remember a time when they did not vote the GOP ticket, right down the line.
Were it not for moderate support for President Bush, we would have a different President in the White House.
I keep reading about Bush's "base." For those who are confused on this matter, Bush's "base" is not evangelical Christians or Constitutionalists. It is middle-of-the road America. That's Bush's base, and always has been.
You can see this in the suprise posted here each time President Bush has gone in a moderate direction. CFR. Immigration. Spending like there was no tomorrow.
President Bush is a moderate Republican. He is not now, nor has he ever been a true conservative. Neither is Miers.
It is a myth that ideologically extreme candidates cannot be elected President. Look at John Kerry, a physically ugly left-wing Massachusetts limousine liberal, with a record of actively opposing the U.S. during wartime -- sure, he didn't win, but he came frighteningly close, even accruing the second-highest vote total ever for a presidential candidate.