If you go for the person who is merely “electable”, you wind up with a bunch of mealy-mouthed populists who are completely unable to make an unpopular decision for the benefit of the country.
Exhibit A: The House of Representatives.
Exhibit B: The Senate.
I don’t think I have ever seen such a namby-pamby collection of outright losers than those circus geek rejects we have “representing” us... my state notwithstanding.
That, my FRiend, is what “pragmatism” gets us. I find it unacceptable.
Then where are are the true belivers that have been elected?
I know the list for the most part, but I still pose the question.
How do you get past this given our current situation as far as who can vote etc....
>> That, my FRiend, is what pragmatism gets us. I find it unacceptable.
Over the past 27 years, pragmatism (or pragmatic conservatism) has given us Ronald Reagan, George Bush and George W. Bush instead of Jimmy Carter (2nd term), Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Al Gore, and John Kerry (reputed Vitenam veteran).
I still fail to see why “electablity” is a bad thing ... without it, you’ve got Pat Buchanan or Alan Keyes. Absolutely brilliant men (though Buchanan has some occasional weirdness) who sit at home between elections.