Skip to comments.Weaver: Advice From A Loser
Posted on 05/18/2009 9:05:17 AM PDT by bocopar
So, given the state of the party today, how much credence do we give advice coming from a "close" (former) adviser to Senator John McCain?
The Republican strategist who helped Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman prepare for a possible presidential run says the Republican party is in for a devastating defeat if its guiding lights are Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney. "If it's 2012 and our party is defined by Palin and Limbaugh and Cheney, then we're headed for a blowout," says strategist John Weaver, who advised Huntsman and was for years a close adviser to Sen. John McCain. "That's just the truth."Let's take a look at this somber prediction from strategist John Weaver....
(Excerpt) Read more at black-and-right.com ...
This guy ran a winning campaign for a Republican in Utah? He must be a genius.
OK, enough already. The GOP centrists who dominate the party are unscathed by the lessons of Reagan and, despite the results of ‘06 and ‘08, still think the winning formula is to be even more liberal and abandon conservative values completely so as to appeal to “the middle”. Just more advice from another loser who will never get it. So what?
They fear her and are doing all in their power to get Republicans to believe the tripe they daily disgorge on various programs ... all the liberal TV programing on going.
That should tell us how really Great Sarah Palin is .
Not there's a trifecta you can believe in. Add Fred Thompson and it's the Four Horseman of Conservatism.
romp, runaway, shoo-in, walkaway, laugher, triumph, victory
“The Republican strategist”
Oop’s they have the Republican spelled wrong it should be Democrat.
We have to define ourselves.
However, consider this: The main objection to nominating Ronald Reagan was that he would get blown out. The media talked about him the way they talk about Sarah and Rush.
And he won 45 and 49 states.
There really is no reason to nominate a moderate Republican for any national office, not because there aren't some decent ones, but because they are certain to lose.
As Harry Truman said (with the parties switched), "given the choice between a Democrat and a Democrat, the people will take the real Democrat every time".
If we have to lose, let's lose with our colors nailed to the mast. And who knows? Maybe we will surprise the media - again.
It wasn't the shoes he was down there for.
I am more inclined than ever to vote for the person based on conservative values.
I will NEVER again vote for someone just because they have an “R” after their name.
If Ronald Reagan were here, I think he’d agree that Cheney, Palin and Limbaugh are exactly what we need to aspire to. They are committed to lower government, individual liberty and better ideas for energy and economics.
I have to admit it: I voted for Mitt Romney in our primary, even though he had pulled out, rather than vote for McCain. Since he has joined the chorus of the other RINOs about moving left, and unleashed his hounds on Sarah, I have come to believe that his people worked with McCain to discredit her. At the moment, she is the only one I would support in 2012. Since she is unlikely to get the nomination with the entire party apparatus arrayed against her, it looks like a sure win for Obama (unless the Dems take him out in the primaries)....
That’s precisely what happened.
Romney believes he’s entitled to the Republican nomination, but as someone who’s personally witnessed how he destroyed the MA GOP, I will never vote for Mitt Romney for anything... EVER.
This is amazing. The conservatives have abandoned the party, conservatives will not vote for moderates in future elections. The argument that conservatives will vote for the best of two bad choices no longer holds.
The moderate party leaders should be trying to find common ground with conservatives not driving them away.
Mr. Weaver in case you have not noticed the candidate that you describe for the Republican party is a John McCain type candidate. Are you aware that the President of the United States is Obama and in addition the Democrats handed us our ass sliced and diced and sauteed in the Senate and House.
AND YOU WANT MORE OF THIS????!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"8. The person who has the clearest chapter-and-verse hold on Mitt Romney's past statements and actions on abortion, gay rights, and other hot button issues is
a. A Boston Globe reporter.
b. John Weaver.
c. Mitt Romney.
d. A DNC oppo researcher.."
"Romney would not say whether hed been vetted,
but did insist that the vice presidency was a subject he had never even so much discussed with McCain,
with whom he often tangled bitterly in the primary campaign.
So I tried another tack, recalling that I had been in a car with McCain and his then aide John Weaver,
reporting a piece for V.F. in the fall of 2006,
just after McCain delivered an address at Boston Colleges opening convocation.
Weavers phone rang, and it was someone at B.C.,
informing him that Romneys office had just called to ask when he would be invited to speak."
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