"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Why in the world would a Republican want to run as the “anti-bush”? That is a defeatist attitude if I have ever seen one. Bush has made some mistakes, I grant, but we have all the anti-Bush candidates we need running now: Hillary, Obama, Paul, etc., and they are all losers.
Whoever gets the nomination at the Republican convention will need the support of the President to win. That won’t be enough by itself to elect the next Republican President, but without it the Democrats will win.
Flawed thinking. We (at least I) don’t want an “Anti-Bush”...
someone who seeks an “Anti-Bush” can go vote for Hillary or Obama. I want someone who is to the right of Bush on important issues, namely sovereignity and immigration, and who is more media savvy. That has nothing to do with being “anti”... the candidate just has to be more on the right.
Kiren Chetry had Duncan Hunter on CNN’s morning show today to talk about Libby’s commutation. Instead of dumping on Bush for not pardoning Libby as was clearly expected by CNN, Hunter zeroed in on the issue of pardons for the two Border Patrol agents who are imprisoned unjustly for shooting a drug smuggler in the butt on the Mexican border. That took the wind out of the sails of Chetry...a brilliant job of high-jacking the interview that one rarely sees GOP candidates do. Kudos to Hunter!
I am more interested in finding a Republican candidate who is the anti-clinton.
There’s no money in being an anti-Bush, that is a liberal-democrat-socialist ploy. Conservatives just want conservative governance...
Out of my wallet,
out of social reform,
out of the business of business,
out of daily life.
Nope. I don't want President Bush bashed. I don't agree with him on some things, but I don't want him attacked personally. His stand on immigration is fair game, but he's not not fair game.
Former New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani is really just a one-issue candidate. We are supposed to believe that because he did an admirable job on 9-11 that this alone qualifies him to be president. I don’t really see this as being enough, but I’m not sure he has much more to offer. I think the vast bulk of his support comes from those Republicans who simply think he has the best chance of winning the general election. This support will vanish if the polls show another candidate with a better chance.
That candidate could be former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, who like Reagan, also had a long career in Hollywood. Thompson looks and sounds the part, which is why he is leading some polls despite not even being an official candidate. If he were to hire some of Reagan’s speechwriters and articulate a clear Reaganite vision for the future that explicitly repudiates Bush’s deviations from conservative principles, Thompson could go all the way.
This is nauseating...
Being anti-Bush is a dem ploy. Ignore it...and move on.... ;-)
I will settle for an "Isn't Bush", which by the way describes every single Republican candidate, as none of them "Are Bush". Bush is not running again, yet only the Democrats seem to fail to realize this.
The Democrats are burdened and saddled with the "Clinton" as Hillary is not only not an "Anti=Clinton", she is directly responsible for some of the most egregious and outrageous policy blunders and frauds of the long, mendacious Clinton years.
Why is fred thompson a keyword? Am I missing something....?
I disagree with the idea of an “anti-Bush.” Yes, he is wrong about Amnesty, I will give you that. I don’t think that means that he was terrible, he was still a decent president, he’s just a little confused on that issue over immigration. It’s probably because his family is very insulated from the everyday consequences of illegal immigration. It has never impacted them and and it never will because of their status, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us should be asked to suffer anymore then we already are.
Who is the Anti-Bush?
I don’t know, but I do know that I’m damm sure not voting for Bush in ‘08!