You've been both that, and thrice rude now. And no, I never slandered you. As your responses indicate, there is valid reason for questioning you.
Who do you seriously think has a chance of beating Hillary Tom Tancredo?
Nope. His demeanor is harsh, and he conveys being ill-at-ease at the podium.
Mike Huckaby? [Sic]
Nope. Although he might actually be able to win, he is a likeable politician (albeit as noted by Cato giving him a "D" lifetime grade, he spends like a drunken sailor), the country would likely find another Arkansan one too many.
... or perhaps Alan Keyes.
No. I supported him before in 2000. And he is still among the most true on the key issues. BUT. He has been flaky on some issues he didn't need to be, and shown way too much campaign management weakness (displayed over and over now, ...Alan couldn't even beat Obama)...and the biggest reason for this was his Achilles Heel: The total inability to bite his tongue.
Sometimes silence is the best answer...Alan has never learned this.
I personally like Duncan Hunter the best. He appears to be our best champion. The most solid track record of anti-communism I have seen in the House. He has the clearest and most succinct message...to the point of bluntness. He has been the best thinker we have in the field of national security. His message resonates. And his ability to successfully and winningly campaign in a jerry-mandered district with 70% Democrats proves he is an able messenger candidate himself.
The issue is his name recognition and the limited opportunities for making up ground on that with so many "Teddy-Kennedy-Wing" phoneys in the way. They weren't up on that stage by accident, no matter how insane their candidacies were. E.g., Tommy Thompson?? Clearly one of Bush's many plants to confuse the Base.
So what are we going to do about it? We need to get very busy.
Do you honestly think that a third party could win?
Of course not.
I am opposed to third parties. I believe we need to recapture the Republican Party. And for the Kool-Aid drinkers who are defending the "process" we need them to come to Jesus, and stop living in denial. Admit that the Party machinery has already been lost and needs recapturing. We need to EVICT ALL LIBERALS from any positions of authority or candidacy within the party.
THEY REPRESENT NO LEADERSHIP WORTHY OF THE NAME. HOUSE-CLEAN. NO BIG TENT. No more creepy "New Tone". No more sinister "Diversity" which trumps Reason and Merit.
I have said over and over again that the way to accomplish this is to establish a "Party, within the Party" which has its own center-of-gravity, and which by virtue of its purity on the platform issues, would be able to withstand efforts to undermine or subvert it within the GOP.
It's called the Republican Assembly Movement.
I urge all to join in it.
National Federation of Republican Assemblies,
THE REPUBLICAN WING OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
Has it ever done anything other than give us, hmm, let’s see Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton? No, I will not support a third party candidate.
Well, Good. You should be a member of the NFRA, then.
And by the way I consider it a supreme insult that you sneeringly question whether or not I maintain my beliefs.
You have been the one sneering, and smearing, attacking those who are simply saying "enough already", "DUMP RUDY."
I have not done that to anyone-
Wrong. You did right here, imputing that I am for splitting off from the Party, when I am not, but I won't belabor your continued misrepresentation, pomposity, extreme rudeness, etc...
I simply disagree with your assessment of the best strategy. But you choose to slander me.
Wrong. You are projecting your own suspicions on those who won't cavalierly drink the Kool-Aid.
Save your effort, I will not reply to you again.
Well, if that's the way you want it!
Somehow, unless you apologize, I think you would just continue in the same defamatory refrain anyways, if you did reply. And continue to misrepresent what I am proposing ... the pre-emptive Dumping of Rudy.