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To: SolidWood
Bush is a decent man but conservatives have lost trust in him because he doesn't govern like a Reagan conservative. Anti-Bush for the GOP has a very different meaning than it does for the Democrats.

"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

5 posted on 07/03/2007 5:15:49 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

It sounds defeatist, crappy and just like admitting the left is correct with their hatred for Bush.
If it does mean someting different for the GOP, than it does for the Dems, we should coin an own phrase, instead of parroting the lefist moonbats, who own “anti-Bushism”.

Why not say we want someone to the right of Bush, or “no more moderates, we want a real conservative”. Let’s make clear we want someone more conservative, more right... “anti” implies to me, and I’m sure to most GOPers and Americans, something on the left.


7 posted on 07/03/2007 5:20:20 AM PDT by SolidWood (UN delenda est.)
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To: goldstategop
I think Bush's great weakness is communication skills, both listenting and getting his message out. His judgement has been very good on many issues, but on the ones he hasn't (e.g., campaign finance, Harriet Meiers, immigration), he's been so stubborn that he's alienated many people who should be his supporters.

He also has a press office that simply doesn't do much of anything. Reagan faced a more monolithic liberal press by far, but was tenacious in getting a message out with clear themes, that couldn't be obscured by taking sound bites out of context. Even when ABCBSNBC editing the day's debate down to 15 seconds from a White House spokesman followed by 20 minutes of response and analysis from liberal experts, you knew which side wanted lower taxes and a strong national defense. On issue after issue, this White House simply refuses to fight back against partisan attacks.

Reagan also had a special charisma and charm which will be very hard to duplicate. Even his adversaries, like Mitterand and Gorbechev, found it hard to dislike him personally. One of the things that makes Fred Thompson so appealing is his ability to articulate a conservative viewpoint with a similar folksy 'there you go again' charm.

11 posted on 07/03/2007 5:38:13 AM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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To: goldstategop
Bush never claimed to be the second coming of Reagan. Many of the programs so many bitch about No Child Left Behind Medicare Drug Program and his views on immigration were talked about during his campaign. President Bush at least had the guts to take on terrorism which is more than the other presidents did including the sainted one. I’m sick to death of the constant attacks on this president by the left wing crazy media and conservatives. I thank God GOP candidate that attacks him will not get my vote.
14 posted on 07/03/2007 5:41:26 AM PDT by mimaw
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To: goldstategop
Bush is a decent man but conservatives have lost trust in him becasue he doesn't govern like a Reagan conservative.

Uh...no.

Conservatives have lost trust in him because he came within a hair's breath of selling our country out from under us....

..and I don't call that 'decent'!

20 posted on 07/03/2007 6:01:32 AM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President 2008!!!)
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