I am no Rudy POTUS fan but he was a damned good leader during 9/11 and he has a point. Unless Independents rally with whoever the GOP nominee is we are doomed with Obama.
If the GOP candidate is not favored by independents they will all then split off and vote for a Rand Paul.
The reason we lost in 2008 was because independents didn’t care for our middl-of-the-road guy.
The reason we won big in 2010 was because independents voted for rock-ribbed conservatives.
In 2012 we will be told that rock-ribbed conservatives are too far to the right for the delicate sensibilities of independents. Don’t believe it for a minute. We run a squishy moderate, we get shellacked.
As a voter who has been registered as "independent" (non-alligned) for 45 years, I am so thrilled that there are FReepers like Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! here to tell everyone how I'm going to vote.