I dont get it either - especially since we are talking about a man who claimed to be to the left of Ted Kennedy on abortion, gun control and gay rights. Then there is this thing in which he forced health care on citizens (call it hillary care light).
I think the bottom line is that these guys hate McCain with a passion - not that its hard to do - but they are blindly following someone who is the GOP's John Kerry.
I agree. I still maintain that if any of the remaining candidates had a (D) behind their name, suddenly the right would dispise them and fight with all their might to defeat them. Now they’re willing to vote for them.
If you believe that, no wonder you don't get it. Romney NEVER claimed to be to the left of Ted Kennedy on ANYTHING.
He WAS never to the left of Ted Kennedy on ANYTHING.
And his positions on all those issues now is mainstream conservative.
I don't get why people would allow someone who we KNOW opposes us to get elected because someone else who promises to be with us on every issue USED TO BE against us.
"yes, I know my boat is sinking because it has holes in it. But your boat used to have holes, and I'm not sure if you patched them very well, so I'll just stay in my sinking boat, rather than take a chance on your floating boat".
If Hunter was put in Romney's position, with Romney's speeches, campaign promises, debates, and appearances, we'd have overwhelming support.
It's time to put the past behind us. We have ONE candidate running on a solid conservative platform. Don't reject the platform to spite the messenger.
“I think the bottom line is that these guys hate McCain with a passion - not that its hard to do - but they are blindly following someone who is the GOP’s John Kerry.”
So what is your alternative to McCain other than Romney? It’s not about ‘following’ anyone, it’s about NOT getting McCain. It’s that simple.
Did you even listen to his explanation last night during the debate? You can probably watch the debate on the CNN website. Romney did a very good job of describing (to my satisfaction, at least) the health care "plan" in Mass. Perhaps you won't like his explanation, but at least you will be informed on the facts that you appear to be missing at the moment.
John McCain is John Kerry and Bob Dole rolled up into one uninspiring, smirking package.
Just like those two other Senate fixtures, McCain thinks he is “due.” He has put in his time in service to his country, and now he believes it’s “his turn.” He expects his party to reward him, even after his years of stabbing the party in the back.
Just like Kerry, McCain mentions his Vietnam service whenever possible. Just like both Kerry and Dole, McCain is dry, dull, boring, and monotone. He’ll get destroyed by either Obama or Hillary.
Romney was the first choice of very few people. But you have to look at what’s left. Do you want a guy who voted to take away first amendment rights when it comes to financing candidates? Do you want a guy who thinks Sam Alito is too conservative? Do you want a guy who is pro-Amnesty? Do you want a guy who likes Hillary and thinks she would be a great president?