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Romney’s message is more conservative than Rudy’s. (obvious)
Romney’s message is arguably more socially conservative than Thompson’s. (Thompson’s a federalist)
Romney’s message is more conservative than McCain’s. (immigration)
Is Huckabee’s message more conservative? I haven’t checked. I’ve heard he’s not so much of a fiscal conservative. That’s a dealbreaker, if so.
Mitt is currently playing both sides of several issues, from embryonic stem cell research to immigration to guns to foreign policy to tax policy to gay rights.
That's without getting into his past flip-flops.
And that's why he doesn't have a message, because he's unwilling to take a firm stand on anything -- he always has to leave wiggle room so he can change his spin based on who he's addressing.
posted on 08/19/2007 9:21:13 PM PDT
(Romney : "not really trying to define what is technically amnesty. I'll let the lawyers decide.")
Romneys message is arguably more socially conservative than Thompsons. (Thompsons a federalist)
Romney has no credibility on social conservative issues because of his record and past conflicting statements, so the comparison is specious.
You are correct on all counts. Huckabee's pandering to the illegal alien lobby rules him out. Absent from your comparison, however, is Duncan Hunter who has both
a message and a track record.
Romney is clearly the best of the moderate wing candidates. The conservative wing needs a candidate, however.
posted on 08/19/2007 10:10:49 PM PDT
(Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
You ignored Duncan Hunter. Not to put words in your head, but, I suspect you'll come back with, he can't win, or he is in the lower percentage etc.
Saving your brain from replying to my post, the answer to your question, Romney's message is more conservative than Hunter's, no.
posted on 08/20/2007 2:16:08 AM PDT
(The night has a thousand eyes)
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