Uh huh. Thompson couldn't unite squat because he couldn't speak, persuade and reach sufficient numbers of people. Just because you liked him is irrelevant. It takes votes to win.
Again - until we have a conservative candidate who can speak and persuade left leaning Republicans as well as conservatives (Thompson couldn't even persuade enough of them to vote for him) into a big tent we're screwed. Unfortunately many on our side haven't a clue as to what the problem is and how to fix it. It can only be fixed by getting the right candidates recruited that can persuade and reach large numbers of people.
He could speak, he could persuade. The RINO establishment and the media made sure he reached as few people as possible. Neither wanted a Conservative nominee, and like lemmings, the primary voters followed their lead, and you see where we are now. We had the best candidate since Reagan, and he was tossed away.
“It can only be fixed by getting the right candidates recruited that can persuade and reach large numbers of people.”
What you are saying here then is that our Candidate must be able to be persuasive of his/her Conservative credentials, and he/she must excite/win over the MSM sufficiently, or be wealthy enough to self bankroll his/her candidacy, thus be able to purchase Media to enhance his/her ability to reach large numbers of people?
Is that what you are saying?
I was a Thompson supporter, but the number of freepers who still see him as some kind of conservative savior even after his lackluster campaign is somewhat disturbing.
Thompson *failed*. He has good position on the issues but he was a lousy candidate. And no amount of support from Rush was going to drag him across the line. When Thompson jumped in he was instantly the co-frontrunner. If he could run any type of half way decent campaign he’d be the nominee now. Thompson has only himself to blame.