Thompson didn't deserve to win because he didn't give a flip and was a lousy candidate. But even if he had gave it his all it wouldn't have changed things. He couldn't persuade enough people to vote for him. As an actor he could memorize and speak his lines but when it came time to really speak as a politician he bumbled through it. After Bush good public speaking is a prerequisite requirement.
The problem IMO is the lack of good candidates and the voters themselves - too many lean left or in the mushy middle. Until conservatives recruit some good candidates who can persuade a broad coalition of people to vote for them - conservative and liberal Republicans - then we will get this crap. There are lots of people in this country who don't follow politics that much and are easily persuaded - by the right politician.
We have to have a conservative leader who can bring people into the big tent. Politics Rule No. 1 - you have to have the votes.
I was for Duncan Hunter and Still would be too.
Now just a minute. He was a good candidate regardless of your opinion here, he just happened to have the media and the establishment against him (and he didn't have billions to spread around like Romney). He refused to go whoring after the job like Rudy McRombee and demonstrated the character of someone who was the most worthy of the office, with the record to match the rhetoric. I disagree profoundly that he "bumbled through." He is a good speaker who can articulate points. When he was up on stage with the other RINOs, it was clear who held the floor and who was a leader, and who wasn't... Thompson was the only one who could've united all the factions, and we wouldn't be seeing all this ugly infighting right now. He was a gift to us, and all this party and primary voters did was spit in his face. It was disgusting.
Do you have any other Liberal MSM talking points you would like to parrot?
You genius... :)
So many are so delusional and out of touch with the real world. The last conservative POTUS was Ronald Reagan, who was an extraordinarily gifted politician who spent 25+ years preparing for the job. Some think that by magic, a Reagan like figure will pop out of the woodwork in 2012, if we let the RATS run things for the next 4 years. NOT!!! If the person if not here today, they will not be there in 2012. What the majority consider a "hard right wing conservative", can not win today without the same extradinary gifts of Reagan, i.e. the ability to seal the deal with the middle.
I agree , we had no one of any value running for us and we still don’t . The Dem socialist will take it all the way to the White House %100 sure of it . The Great American Socialism Experiment is on the way folks. We are on a major decline as a nation . I said it on here a year ago the media will block us out and saturate the airwaves with a DEM candidate.It’s JUST what they are doing . We had no candidate and no way to promote one even if we did .