Skip to comments.Republican Primary Voters Seem Determined to Nominate Candidates Who can Win
Posted on 05/11/2014 9:04:26 AM PDT by QT3.14
Results of Tuesdays primaries, particularly the victory of state House Speaker Thom Tillis in North Carolinas Republican Senate primary, are being hailed or decried as a victory for the Republican establishment over the Tea Party movement. Theres something to that. Tillis benefited from support from Karl Roves American Crossroads and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and endorsements by Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush.
In contrast, Sen. Rand Paul flew in on the day before the election to campaign for second-place finisher and fellow physician Greg Bannon, who was also endorsed by Tea Party Patriots and FreedomWorks. Mike Huckabee campaigned for the third-place candidate, minister Mark Harris.
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ya establishment candidates like Romney, McCane, Dole.... there is a winning record for you. They dont care about winning the just want to enjoy control over the corruption...
And... not only have tea party candidates had to defend themselves against the DNC but vicious and covert attacks from the GOP.
Well for every Dole and Romney, we have had an O’Donnell, Akin, and Murdock, Sharon Angle. We don’t have a terrific track record either.
A Conservative candidate who cannot win is worse than useless. Such a candidate will enable the election of a RINO at the primary level, or an even worse outcome, a liberal Democrat in a general election.
Conservatism advances only when Conservatives win elections. The dilemma that presents when the Conservative candidate that you prefer cannot win must be resolved in favor of the lesser choice who can prevail against the left. Remember, only about 30% of voters are solid Conservatives. Elections are won by persuading 21% of the rest to vote your way.
While the Akins, Mourdocks, O’Donnells and Angles of the world satisfy the anti-GOPe itch at nomination time, unfortunately they don’t hand the political acumen to run a winning campaign. Harry Reid should’ve been long relegated to backbench hell by know, but got a major reprieve when Sharron Angle won the primary in 2010.
While I strongly support the TEA Party’s philosophies, their choices for Senate seats are often lacking.
*HAVE the political acumen
GOP spends more money defeating conservatives than Democrips. Remember that.
Because establishment picks like Tommy Thompson and Rick Berg have a great record of success.
It is hard to change stupidity.
I’m with you John.
What’s the difference being different
When it’s difference now that looks alike
You say I’m changing, I’m not sure that’s wrong
It only upsets those who have to live under liberal rule. Those who side on the sideline are giving someone else their choice.
You enablers of liberal republicans are going to start losing.
Besides, when the GOP-E held both houses and the presidency, they governed like liberals. They don't have a great track record of governing like conservatives.
Those who sit on the sidelines awaiting the arrival of the perfect candidate earn the privilege of being called the losers Those who win invariably treat them that way.
The republican party isn’t concerned about people like us so I don’t know why you should be. In fact the Rs seem eager for me to leave. Do everything they can to let me know I’m not welcome in their little club.
This idea that we are waiting for a “perfect” candidate is a lie. Trotted out thousands of times a day but a lie none the less.
That does not strike me as much of a plan for success.