Skip to comments.Brownback Seeks 2008 Conservative Mantle
Posted on 12/05/2006 8:47:32 AM PST by meg88
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"Thats what the George H.W. Bush and John B. Anderson people said about Ronald Reagan in 1980. It's also what the Humphrey and Scoop Jackson people said about Jimmy Carter in '76."
Those are completely different situations. In 1976 we had a struggling Republican President in office. No surprise the Democratic nominee won. In 1980 we had a struggling Democrat President in office. No surprise the Republican nominee won. In 2008 we are going to be having a struggling Republican President in office. Its going to take a special, popular Republican to defeat the Democratic nominee.
I love Haley and Steele, but do either have the name recognition it will take this go-round?
It seems to me that it is McCain's nomination to lose. People want someone that they recognize, and his philosophy will be a little more compatible than that of Giuliani. I don't think any of the others are much more than asterisks at this time. McCain though could be another 1996 Dole instead of a 1980 Reagan! Already Trent Lott is said to be for McCain.
McCain has been building his machine for this election for at least three years... using a lot of Bush people from what I've read. I don't like McCain and I don't trust McCain... personally I think he has a screw loose.
Agreed, but the people like him, and they can be easily fooled time and time again.
Somehow I think the dems like him a lot more than most of the rest of us.
" Nah. They will be too busy having fun with Mr. Barak Hussein Obama-nation."
Barack Hussein Obama was on Leno last Friday and Leno treated him like a god.
Leno also mentioned Obama's Friday appearance on Monday's show ( not in his usual Bush is an idiot mode, but, all reverential ) and the audience went wild with happiness.
Leno has clearly hitched his wagon to Obama's star.
I bet most of Hollywood is going to do the same .
From what I have observed, Leno is nice to everyone. He tries to be fair. Give it time. He won't pass up any good jokes.
>>From what I have observed, Leno is nice to everyone. He tries to be fair. Give it time. He won't pass up any good jokes.
I agree. I don't know what Leno's politics are but his jokes are pretty bi-partisan. He takes shots at everyone without being too mean-spirited.
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