The GOP enthusiastically supported Arnold....and now Rudy’s the front runner....
I don’t thing the party has learned the lesson of 2006 yet.
“I dont thing the party has learned the lesson of 2006 yet.”
Neither do I!
That's some serious stuff you're talking there. I supported Arnold, but remember his "Hillary" was a guy named Cruz Bustamonte, a MeCHa racist wingnut liberal; the prospect of Bustamonte as Governor of California during the second Dubya election, was pretty ugly. No matter what the McClintock folks tell you, it was either Cruz or Arnold.
Arnold's still better than Cruz, but that ain't saying much. I just can't respect the intellectual acumen of anybody who buys into minimum wage hikes and global warming environmentalism. Give me a break.
A consolation is that Cruz would have been worse, especially with regard to illegal immigration and racial favoritism.
Arnold "Never Trust an Austrian" Schwarzenegger is only governor of California. But he's all it takes to tell me that Giulini as President of the United States would be a bad risk. Seriously, I think about the opposition, no matter which candidate, Gore, Hillary, Obama?? Edwards? They are all of them as worthless as paper towels and whoever won would become the most loathed president in history. They're frauds and people would find out fast.
Rudy would be worse. He's not a fraud, he's mostly liberal. He'd do what Jim Robinson eloquently describes -- deeply erode the main-message Republican values. They're values that appeal to thousands of Democrats who don't know that they're really Republicans, but they know what they like when the see it. Republicans don't need to go left to win.
I refused to support Arnold even though I share some of his liberal values. I knew Arnold was going to be Gray Davis’s stunt double. I voted Libertarian for Governor in 2006 in California. I knew Arnold was not honest. I know Rudy would probally be just as bad as Arnold. Never going to vote for Hillary or Gore or Obama, but I will likely vote third party for president.