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Dick Morris: A Roadmap for John McCain ['Run to the center--the base will be there for you']
NewsMax.com ^ | 19 May 08 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

Posted on 05/19/2008 9:29:55 AM PDT by seanmerc

John McCain is America's favorite kind of candidate. With his record of extraordinary patriotism and his distinctive Senate tenure, McCain is a nominee whom voters from both parties — and independents, too — could easily support.

But he has been dealt a terrible hand: a tanking economy, an unpopular war, a Republican incumbent whose approval ratings are at their all-time low and a gloomy national mood, with 82 percent of Americans saying in a Washington Post-ABC News poll last week that the country is on the wrong track.

Political scientists add all that up and predict that the Democrats are destined to win the White House. But I don't do political science; I do politics, and I'm convinced that McCain can still win, if he's willing to follow the road map below.

Stay the Course

McCain needs to not run as a traditional Republican, which is easy, since he's not one.

After all, how did an anti-torture, anti-tobacco, pro-campaign finance reform, anti-pork, pro-alternative-energy Republican ever emerge from the primaries alive? Simple: The GOP electorate, along with the rest of the country, has moved somewhat to the left. (In Florida, for example, exit polls showed that only 27 percent of Republican primary voters described themselves as "very conservative," while 28 percent said they were "moderate" and 2 percent said they were "very liberal.")

Meanwhile, McCain's likely rival, Barack Obama, has raised such doubts among voters that their concerns momentarily energized even Hillary Rodham Clinton's sagging campaign. With the help of the incendiary comments of his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., Obama's negatives have been rising even as he nears the finish line.

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1 posted on 05/19/2008 9:29:56 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Gee same advice he has been giving the GOP since 2004. Morris is a one note wonder


2 posted on 05/19/2008 9:31:43 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (http://www.iraqvetsforcongress.com ---- Get involved, make a difference.)
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To: MNJohnnie
Dickie has been incredibly myopic in his gushing love for Bubba and his utter hatred for Hillary. He's a big leftie who believes in "global warming" and thinks all people vote on "domestic issues" only, but never on ideas. And he's almost always wrong.

But, McCain is free to run to the middle. He won't get my vote regardless if he runs to Mars.

3 posted on 05/19/2008 9:34:04 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: seanmerc

Why is there never any mention of Congress’s lower rating than the President?


4 posted on 05/19/2008 9:34:34 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: seanmerc

LOL - I thought that I read that the 27-28% very conservative was up, not down, this year.


5 posted on 05/19/2008 9:34:57 AM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: MNJohnnie

You’re right. Unfortunately, they [the GOP] just don’t get it. It’s ‘running to the center’ and abandoning their core principles and constituencies that has gotten them into this mess. So, what’s their solution? Run to the center, thus exacerbating the problem.

The Pubs don’t respect the people who got them where they are. Until they do respect their base, they will be in a continual mess, even with the Rats giving them as many targets of opportunity as they do.


6 posted on 05/19/2008 9:35:51 AM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

I just assume McCain run whatever he needs to do to win (within “reason”), as long as he picks a conservative VP. His choice of VP sets more of a direction for Republicans, what with McCain being 71. Whoever he picks is akin to him moving the Ouija right or left on the Oiuja board of Republican politics.


7 posted on 05/19/2008 9:36:35 AM PDT by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: seanmerc

Morris believes you CAN fool all of the people all of the time.


8 posted on 05/19/2008 9:37:31 AM PDT by DManA
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To: seanmerc

Dick Morris is a Democrat. He believes in Democrat policies. He supported Bush in 2004 only on the issue of national defense.

Who cares what his “advice” is? I don’t agree with his goals for America.


9 posted on 05/19/2008 9:37:36 AM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: seanmerc
After all, how did an anti-torture, anti-tobacco, pro-campaign finance reform, anti-pork, pro-alternative-energy Republican ever emerge from the primaries alive? Simple: The GOP electorate, along with the rest of the country, has moved somewhat to the left.
Actually McCain was FORCED on us as they tried to FORCE him on us in 2000. The difference this time is that Howard Dean staffers lead the McCain 2008 movement in 2006. They have accomplished their goal.
10 posted on 05/19/2008 9:39:47 AM PDT by weegee (We cant keep our homes on 72 at all times & just expect that other countries are going to say OK -BO)
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To: seanmerc

Run to the center? Can McCain make that big of a right turn?


11 posted on 05/19/2008 9:41:11 AM PDT by philled ("I prefer messy democracy to the stability of tyrants." -- Howar Ziad, Iraqi Ambassador to Canada)
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To: seanmerc

McCain is already left of center. If he ran towards the center he would actually be moving right. Unfortunately, he is moving away from the center and even further left.


12 posted on 05/19/2008 9:42:06 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: seanmerc

“Dick Morris: A Roadmap for John McCain [’Run to the center...”

So Juna is gonna tack to the right?


13 posted on 05/19/2008 9:42:09 AM PDT by Grunthor (Juan agrees with Ted Kennedy on Amnesty, Gore on GW & says Hillary'd be a good POTUS)
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To: seanmerc

Wait, wait, wait. You forgot to precede this with “You can get Dick’s pieces for free at www dot dickmorris dot com”

;)


14 posted on 05/19/2008 9:42:26 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: seanmerc

At least he’s an authority on....toes.


15 posted on 05/19/2008 9:42:59 AM PDT by Guenevere (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.)
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To: philled

“Run to the center? Can McCain make that big of a right turn?”

I was wondering the same. I’m just one person but as anecdotal evidence, I have voted Republican since I was 18. Straight ticket, one lever every time. Not so much this time.


16 posted on 05/19/2008 9:45:07 AM PDT by Cyclone Conservative
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To: seanmerc

Morris has this one right.


17 posted on 05/19/2008 9:50:50 AM PDT by HappyinAZ
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To: seanmerc

McCain didn’t need this twit to tell him what to do. He is already gone past center left and his base is already holding its nose. (who may or may not vote for him) The way I see it is John will pander to the left and pick up some votes while losing many of the Conservative base votes.


18 posted on 05/19/2008 9:54:37 AM PDT by fish hawk (Silence is often misinterpreted but never misquoted.)
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To: seanmerc
His base will be there for him; indeed, it will turn out in massive numbers. Wright has become the honorary chairman of McCain's get-out-the-vote efforts. It would be nice to think that race isn't a factor in American politics anymore, but it is. The growing fear of Obama, who remains something of an unknown, will drag every last white Republican male off the golf course to vote for McCain, and he will need no further laying-on of hands from either evangelical Christians or fiscal conservatives.

Not me.

Yes, I fear an Obama presidency, but it's congress who passes the stupid laws. McCain is just as likely to sign the insane bills as Obama, but with Obama we have a better shot at retaking the House and Senate over the next four years. With McCain, the GOP will be punished by the electorate for a decade or longer.

19 posted on 05/19/2008 9:59:21 AM PDT by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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To: fish hawk
The way I see it is John will pander to the left and pick up some votes while losing many of the Conservative base votes.

And he will lose.

Leftists will vote for a real lefty, and conservatives won't vote at all. Spitting on your base is a darned peculiar way to win an election.

20 posted on 05/19/2008 10:07:36 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: HappyinAZ
Morris has this one right

He does and he doesn't. Morris wrote a piece and has opined about the Sarkozy victory in France despite an unpopular Chirac Presidency. What McCain and the GOP needs to do is create a populist agenda that is Federalist, Constitutional and Conservative in nature. Running on the populist Moderate babel will have voters flocking to the "Real Change" of Obama. Sarkozy won because he went to the right of Chirac on populist issues.

21 posted on 05/19/2008 10:12:22 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (McCain makes me crazy- Obama scares the cr*p out of me.)
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To: seanmerc

Dickie is, after all, despite all his intensive Clinton-bashing, a leftwing ideologue.

His analysis of the McCain situation is flawlessly absurd.


22 posted on 05/19/2008 10:20:41 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: seanmerc; All

The only thing that the ‘08 presidential election has boiled down to for me is that the next president will not only be Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, but will also instantly be a war-time president. The bottom line is that I will not make our Armed Forces answerable to either Obama or Clinton which is why I am going to vote against whichever one is nominated.


23 posted on 05/19/2008 10:23:37 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: MNJohnnie

Well said—this is the only trick this one trick pony knows.

And no, the base will not be there for you. Once you guys screw up 2008, we’ll have a Conservative Party running candidates for 2010 Congressional races.

We’ve had enough of the bait and switch.

The GOP can embrace their new fairweather friends—the moderates, Indies, and Dems. Yeah, they’ll be there for ya.


24 posted on 05/19/2008 10:25:39 AM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: seanmerc

“with 82 percent of Americans saying in a Washington Post-ABC News poll last week that the country is on the wrong track. “

I don’t understand why I am the only that sees the contridiction in this statement and the advice we keep hearing.

If more people have moved towards Socialism and 82 percent think we are heading in the wrong direction then doesn’tthis mean 12 percent want us to continue our path to socislism while 82 percent want the country to move away from socialism?


25 posted on 05/19/2008 10:26:32 AM PDT by stockpirate (Purge the RNC and GOP of ALL SOCIALISTS . Starting with Juan McCain.)
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To: seanmerc

Well he does have a point — McCain needs to move toward the center, and then after he gets there he needs to KEEP MOVING further to the right.


26 posted on 05/19/2008 10:30:21 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: LS

But, McCain is free to run to the middle. He won’t get my vote regardless if he runs to Mars.

&&&
Ditto.

And for those who want to claim that my failure to vote for McCain will bring us President Obama, I say, “Hogwash!” The country will get President Obama because the GOP refused to give the base a true conservative candidate; they gave the nomination to McCain because it’s “his turn”, apparently.


27 posted on 05/19/2008 10:45:23 AM PDT by Bigg Red
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To: seanmerc

Don’t bet on it, Dick. The base is restless already. Between Keyes, Barr, and Baldwn, there is more third-party talk than I’ve ever heard.

McCain cannot be trusted.


28 posted on 05/19/2008 10:53:10 AM PDT by TBP
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To: seanmerc

The center? McCain ran past that decades ago. He’s out in left field holding hands with fellow liberals, staring at the sun and drooling.


29 posted on 05/19/2008 10:53:35 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The GOP death march to the gravesite is underway.)
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To: MNJohnnie

MNJohnnie, the “you” in my post refers to the GOP, not to you. I agree with what you posted, but, on re-reading it, realized it could be misinterpreted. Sorry about that.


30 posted on 05/19/2008 10:57:43 AM PDT by exit82 (People get the government they deserve. And they are about to get it--in spades.)
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To: Bigg Red
I don't know about that, either, that the country would elect a "true conservative." Maybe, maybe not. I don't sense the timing is right yet. Bluntly, we aren't in bad enough straits that people are willing to do without some of their freebies and otherwise do what is necessary to make the country sound.

I strongly disagree with your take on Pres. Bush. I've met the man, followed him closely, and he is in it for ANYTHING but "himself." You may not agree with his ideas, but he definitely has done what he thought was right.

One main reason I don't buy the "true conservative" will win is 2006. There were simply too many VERY conservative senators and congressmen who lose, and it can't be blamed on "macaca" or Tom Foley. Talent, Burns, Santorum were very conservative as was J.D. Hayworth. DeWine, although he had problems with conservatives on some issues, still had a lifetime ACU rating of 86. Conservatives just lost in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Sometimes, we conservatives need to ditch the notion that the country is "always with us." It ain't. Churchill had to be a voice in the wilderness for 10 years against Hitlerism before he was accepted. The Brits had to sink into real depths before they elected conservatives and Margaret Thatcher. Our own Declaration stated that people will put up with evil or corrupt government much longer than they should, because, Jefferson said, it's the nature of people.

31 posted on 05/19/2008 11:04:33 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: C210N
The force that moves the planchet on the Ouija board is the dark force within each of us. Give that reality and your metaphor, I see no good ahead with McCain.
32 posted on 05/19/2008 11:06:24 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: Guenevere
I respect him for that. There is no part of the female anatomy that is not absolutely mouth watering. And worthy of attention.
33 posted on 05/19/2008 11:08:57 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: isrul

LOL!


34 posted on 05/19/2008 11:31:58 AM PDT by Guenevere (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.)
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To: seanmerc

He’ll run to the center, after the primaries Obama will run to the center, and then the rubes will see nothing but a crothchety old man pandering ineffectively while the “Rock Star” has bimbos swooning over him left and right. Verdict the rubes take the “Rock Star” regardless of what Morris says.


35 posted on 05/19/2008 12:26:32 PM PDT by junta (It's Poltical Correctness stupid! Hold liberals accountable for their actions, a new idea.)
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To: fish hawk
> John will pander to the left and pick up some votes while losing many of the Conservative base votes.

I honestly don't believe it's pandering. IMO, McCain truly thinks that he can now and forever blow off the conservatives, and that he intends to try to get past Obama by getting the support of the "Hillary Democrats."

36 posted on 05/19/2008 1:01:16 PM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: seanmerc
['Run to the center...]

If he does that he will sound better to conservatives, no?
I don't think he is constitutionally able to consider such a right turn, though.

37 posted on 05/19/2008 1:28:43 PM PDT by arthurus
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To: TBP

“Between Keyes, Barr, and Baldwn, there is more third-party talk than I’ve ever heard.” Me, too, and I’m in FL, supposedly a safe McCain state.

When Rasmussen polls include minor parties, Obama beats McCain by 4 points. Right now, the Libertarians are pulling 7% of the Rep. vote and 8% of the independent vote. Ras isn’t polling the Constitution Party for some reason. And then there’s always Ron Paul waiting in the wings.

McCain has no safety net. If he swings for the moderates and misses, he’s toast. And he’s done it to himself by dissing the base.


38 posted on 05/19/2008 2:06:40 PM PDT by LadyNavyVet ("No more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition ..." Ronald Reagan)
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To: LS

Morris also deserved calumny for boosting Huckster’s star just at the right moment to take out Romney and help McCain.

“McCain is free to run to the middle. He won’t get my vote regardless if he runs to Mars.”
LS, I’m shocked. I thought you were more practical and not a bitter-ender type.

I will readily vote McCain simply as a vote to stop Obama and the left-wing triumph that is quite possible if Obama sweeps. I am very concerned. I do not believe conservatism and the America we believe in will survive an Obama-Democrat majority. It will be as significant, in the wrong way, as LBJ 1964 to 1968 was.


39 posted on 05/19/2008 3:22:21 PM PDT by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: Entrepreneur

” His base will be there for him; indeed, it will turn out in massive numbers. Wright has become the honorary chairman of McCain’s get-out-the-vote efforts. It would be nice to think that race isn’t a factor in American politics anymore, but it is. The growing fear of Obama, who remains something of an unknown, ...”

The more I know about Obama, the more I know he will be an utter disaster for the country and for the ideals of freedom that we believe in.

Yes, the #1 reason to vote for McCain is Barack Obama.

“Yes, I fear an Obama presidency, but it’s congress who passes the stupid laws. McCain is just as likely to sign the insane bills as Obama,”
- NOT AT ALL. On Taxes, McCain is for cuts, Obama is for hikes. the Democrat sweep will see DC be more liberal than its been since 1965 and 1966. We had ‘landmark’ legislation thta created programs that NOW COST ABOUT $600 BILLION A YEAR!

One thing in particular: Socialized healthcare with Obama, more free market view from McCain.

” but with Obama we have a better shot at retaking the House and Senate over the next four years. With McCain, the GOP will be punished by the electorate for a decade or longer. “

Your view is speculative - GWB gained seats in 2002 and 2004, and Obama may well keep his majority if he avoids the mistakes of Clinton 1993, then we are up s**t creek without a paddle. Maybe you are right that the GOP brand will suffer from association with McCain, but I think we ought to do what is best for the country, not what is best for the party.

Here’s a solution btw to help keep the GOP on the ‘right side’: SUPPORT CLUB FOR GROWTH. They are RINO hunters, and they are also supporting the best free market GOP Senators, like Sununu. we are far more effective if we knock out the RINOs in primaries than by staying home for the general election and letting the leftist Democrat beat the moderate Republican.


40 posted on 05/19/2008 3:37:09 PM PDT by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: LS
I don't know about that, either, that the country would elect a "true conservative." Maybe, maybe not. I don't sense the timing is right yet. Bluntly, we aren't in bad enough straits that people are willing to do without some of their freebies and otherwise do what is necessary to make the country sound.

If true conservatives like Hunter and Tancredo couldn't get above single digits, in a GOP *primary*, that tells you all you need to know about the state of conservatism today.

I strongly disagree with your take on Pres. Bush. I've met the man, followed him closely, and he is in it for ANYTHING but "himself." You may not agree with his ideas, but he definitely has done what he thought was right.

Absolutely. It is distressing that cheap-shot attacks on Bush pass for conservative wisdom these days. They do a disservice to him and to the truth. Bush has in many ways been a great President.

One main reason I don't buy the "true conservative" will win is 2006. There were simply too many VERY conservative senators and congressmen who lose, and it can't be blamed on "macaca" or Tom Foley. Talent, Burns, Santorum were very conservative as was J.D. Hayworth. DeWine, although he had problems with conservatives on some issues, still had a lifetime ACU rating of 86. Conservatives just lost in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Right on. The idea that this is all about the GOP being too moderate is lunacy. We have serious issues with the base, but that is only a part of it. Basic issues of war, economy and trust have hurt GOP brand. People are much more accepting of big Govt now than 10 years ago. Partly to blame are GOP leaders who stopped articulating smaller Govt, but partly its change in voter attitudes. War footing perhaps?

Sometimes, we conservatives need to ditch the notion that the country is "always with us." It ain't. Churchill had to be a voice in the wilderness for 10 years against Hitlerism before he was accepted. The Brits had to sink into real depths before they elected conservatives and Margaret Thatcher. Our own Declaration stated that people will put up with evil or corrupt government much longer than they should, because, Jefferson said, it's the nature of people.

We above all have to shed the phony and easy whistling past the graveyard that if we try something that worked 14 years ago that it will work again. NO CAN DO.

Here's a bright spot: Jindhal won in Louisiana. Look into that race read the tea leaves. What is his message, agenda, positioning, capability?

41 posted on 05/19/2008 3:48:20 PM PDT by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: LS; Bigg Red

Your kind voted for Perot and gave us eight years of Clintonism. Gonna make yourself proud and do it again?


42 posted on 05/19/2008 4:32:34 PM PDT by Jacquerie (All Muslims are suspect.)
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To: Jacquerie
Well, that's simply not true and if you look at the exit polling, you'll see that the Perot voters split almost evenly between Clinton and Bush. But Perot did not elect Clinton---Bush did with his Americans With Disabilities Act, his tax increases, and his cluelessness as to what was happening to ordinary Americans.

BTW, 2 years of Clinton gave us the first GOP congress in 40 years. In one year, they accomplished more than all the congressional Republicans had in the previous 40. But after 1995, they had a chance to really do something . . . then nominated McCain,er, Dole.

43 posted on 05/20/2008 6:11:44 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: WOSG
Well, I have more faith in conservatism than that. We survived 40 years of New Deal/Great Society, and we can survive two years of Obama. That's all it will take for a LOT of young turk conservatives, as they did in 1994, to mobilize around a message.

That's the key, though. There has to be a clear message, organized around a handful of core ideas. Drill for more oil. Build five new nuke reactors. Save the young people (by saving SS and Medicare).

I'm not a "dead ender." I think there is a time for a strategic redeployment. Even Wellington moved his troops back when they were being slaughtered---to more favorable ground. Our favorable ground is to re-constitute a core minority that can block Obama and design a new Contract with America. This is going to require a serious purge of the blue-boods, and the only way that can happen is with heavy battlefield casualties. You said it yourself in your other post---Republicans are whistline past the graveyard thinking they can be Dems lite. They have to offer a RADICALLY different alternative, be prepared to pounce on Obama WHEN he falls (because he will---he's too incompetent not to) and be ready with real, energized, focused candidates for 2010.

44 posted on 05/20/2008 6:17:14 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: LadyNavyVet
Ras isn’t polling the Constitution Party for some reason.

Interesting. I wonder if he's polling on Keyes or if he is ignoring Alan likemost of the media seems to hve decided to do. I guess in BigMediaWorld, only one black at a time is allowed ot run for President. (In fact, there may well be three on the ballot -- Keyes, Obama, and for the Far Left, Cynthia McKinney.)

45 posted on 05/20/2008 2:33:54 PM PDT by TBP
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To: LS
Exit polling has proven to be incredibly unreliable. Perot's message attracted disaffected conservatives and fell flat with Leftists.

But by all means vote your conscience, if it makes you feel better and elects an Obamabeast.

46 posted on 05/20/2008 5:36:57 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Abortion is an accepted form of homicide - Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput.)
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To: Jacquerie
It wasn't just exit polling. There has been a TON of analysis (by both sides) on "who Perot favored," and biographers of both Bush and Clinton concluded it was an even split.

The only thing you can possibly blame Perot for is that, by and large, he criticized Bush more than Clinton, and his presence largely took the spotlight off Clinton's sexual scandals that MAY (I emphasize may) have gotten some press attention. But that's doubtful.

But if right now I could trade Bush (whom I love) and a Dem House/Senate/statehouses/governors for Clinton and the 1994-1995 GOP House and the energy and idealism of that period, I'd do it in a minute. Aside from the WoT (big aside, I know), we got more accomplished as a majority in the House, even without the Senate, than we did by owning all three branches of government.

47 posted on 05/21/2008 6:15:05 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: Jacquerie; LS
Perot voters have convinced themselves that their vote for Perot did not get us 8 years of clinton, but we know better. It is the only way they can live with themselves. I know both Republicans and democrats and NONE of the democrats voted for Perot. With the young stud clinton out there do you think democrats were going to vote for little wormy Perot?
48 posted on 05/21/2008 6:24:22 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: seanmerc

Imagine that, a Faux News Contributer with more “Raw-Raw McCain!” rhetoric...... And we’ll all just drift happily to the middle, Whoopeee!

Haven’t we already done that? How well is that workin’?


49 posted on 05/21/2008 6:29:02 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Juan McCain....The lesser of Three Liberals.")
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To: WOSG

The party is way too moderate. It has abandoned its base and contradicts the will of the people with pieces of crap like Dubya’s amnesty bill.

Nor do we have a clear agenda. We are now basically wandering vagabonds representing every end of the politcal spectrum from libs like Specter and Snowe to TRUE Republicans like Coburn and Mike Pence. We can win the people back by repudiating the big government “moderate” label and by turning the GOP back into an instrument of conservative change, not just blurry non-democrats.

Im swear, the apologists for the Ted Kennedy wing (i.e., Juan McCain, Arlen Specter) of my party utterly sicken me. Who the hell are we now? What happened to all of the ideology of the Reagan Revolution and the Contract with America? Think about the answer to those questions...


50 posted on 05/21/2008 6:42:37 AM PDT by drainey345
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