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To: DaveLoneRanger
For conservatives I guess the choice is between getting 75%-80% of what we want or getting nothing.

Like it or not, the candidates preferred by this board — Fred Thompson, Newt Gingrich, Duncan Hunter, et al — are certain losers.

So, does perfect become the enemy of as good as we're likely to get?

30 posted on 04/21/2007 6:51:46 PM PDT by quidnunc (Omnis Gaul delenda est)
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To: quidnunc
For conservatives I guess the choice is between getting 75%-80% of what we want or getting nothing.

80%? You're obviously not talking about Rudy.

37 posted on 04/21/2007 6:53:34 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: quidnunc

I’d long for 75%. Hell, Rudy isn’t even 25% of what I want and he’s 100% of what I outright reject!


39 posted on 04/21/2007 6:53:44 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: quidnunc

Why are you such a defeatist?


125 posted on 04/21/2007 7:15:53 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: quidnunc
"Like it or not, the candidates preferred by this board — Fred Thompson, Newt Gingrich, Duncan Hunter, et al — are certain losers."

That's not an obvious fact. I think a Thompson vs. Clinton race (for example) could go either way.

148 posted on 04/21/2007 7:23:25 PM PDT by Nova
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To: quidnunc
“Like it or not, the candidates preferred by this board — Fred Thompson, Newt Gingrich, Duncan Hunter, et al — are certain losers.”

BY your deluded wisdom? LOL!!

“So, does perfect become the enemy of as good as we’re likely to get?”

I suppose Rudy and McPain are perfection in your eyes/

Both are PRO homosexual.

Both have NO time for guns.

Both are PRO abortion.

Both are socialists.

Both are EXTREME social liberals.

Hardly candidates I’d even want to shake hands with or be associated with. If you took a moment to be honest, you’d see the difference between them and Demoncrats is so small it’s not worth dickering over.

The only perfect candidate would be Christ so DO brush up on your rationalization arguments. It stinks.

As for me and others, we’ll vote for conservatives and not speed up the decline of the country - to your chagrin.

152 posted on 04/21/2007 7:23:43 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: quidnunc
Like it or not, the candidates preferred by this board — Fred Thompson, Newt Gingrich, Duncan Hunter, et al — are certain losers.

If Reagan can win 49 states, why can't Fred?

184 posted on 04/21/2007 7:31:48 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: quidnunc
For conservatives I guess the choice is between getting 75%-80% of what we want or getting nothing.

I prefer "nothing".

268 posted on 04/21/2007 7:49:16 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: quidnunc

I do not agree with your assessment that the other candidates are certain losers. But at what point do we pick a liberal just so we can come out victorious? If we pick Rudy, then the Republicans will have picked a winning candidate, but it will be the liberals’ candidate that wins.


272 posted on 04/21/2007 7:49:59 PM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Gun-free zones are a mass murderer's first choice.)
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To: quidnunc

You certainly wrote off Fred in a hurry. He’s not even in the race and he’s generating excitement.


612 posted on 04/21/2007 9:11:36 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions----and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: quidnunc
For conservatives I guess the choice is between getting 75%-80% of what we want or getting nothing.

If you agree with Rudy 75%-80% of the time, you're a liberal.

2,452 posted on 04/22/2007 12:21:48 PM PDT by jmc813 (The 2nd Amendment is NOT a "social conservative" issue.)
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To: quidnunc
Fred Thompson is a certain loser? Please elaborate!

Oh, and when you do, please explain why running a northeastern lib against a northeastern lib is the only way we can win.

4,641 posted on 04/23/2007 7:48:43 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (A pacifist sees no distinction between the arsonist and the fireman--Freeper ccmay)
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To: quidnunc

On what basis do you say that in a contest between Fred Thompson and Hillary that Fred has NO chance of winning? Show me any evidence that liberalism is preferable to Americans to conservatism. Given a candidate who can put forth pricipled conservatism (and defend it in a debate)conservatism will not lose.


4,715 posted on 04/23/2007 8:45:04 AM PDT by malos
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