I still don't understand how people on a supposedly conservative site can be so ignorant of politics.
No, a large number of conservatives will NOT be great. It will split the conservative base vote and allow the establishment RINO to win with a plurality.
They do this to us every time. The establishment knows how to get it's candidate, and they know something that many of us apparently can't comprehend..the one with the most votes wins.
You can win with 30% if you can get the conservatives to split between several candidates, thus making their votes inconsequential.
Look at this parade of RINO's...and ask yourself how come we are always faced with supporting these guys in a so called conservative party? People blame the RNC for sticking us with these moderates, but it is our votes that could stop them.
Nixon, Ford, Bush, Dole, Bush, McCain, Romney?
The establishment is playing Chess while we are trying to figure out if we want to be black or red in a game of checkers. We need to rally behind a SINGLE conservative en masse to get a conservative candidate.
I've said this before, and it is becoming more clear every day...a vote for anyone other than Governor Palin is a defacto vote for Romney.
No, a large number of conservatives will NOT be great.
I want to have a choice of conservatives who I want to vote for instead of one like last year.....Huckster.....Yuk! Sorry but your nonsense does not cut it for me. Remember that we at the end of the primary season only have a small choice. At least with 10 or more to chose from we can get a decent pick. Don’t tell me you are from Iowa and get all the bundles of love. Well most of us are not and we want good choices.
My local retreads, Rep.Dan Burton and Sen. Dan Coats are back in DC, thanks to 4-5 other very good candidates splitting the Primary tickets. I don't believe either one came close to 50% of the total vote.
You’re right that when many conservatives split the vote, a RINO can win with a plurality — IF the primary is winner-take-all as in 2008.
I thought that was being changed, though, to provide more proportional splitting of delegates, like the Dems do, which would make a big difference. Will the 2012 primaries still be winner-take-all?