To: AmericanExceptionalist; Jim Robinson
The so-called "Buckley Rule" (named after the late William F. Buckley Jr.) seems appropriate here: One would be well advised to vote for the rightmost candidate sho has a reasonable chance of winning...
No longer applies. We are beyond selecting the "right most" candidate. We are now well into "least left" territory. Romney is a progressive liberal and less popular than Obama. He can't beat Obama because Obama is better at being liberal than he is -- the Romney supporters today (in my state Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee counties) will carry water for Obama in November. Romney has already lost because the support that has gotten him this far will not be loyal to him when he is pitted against their Obama. The GOPe is just not smart enough to realize it. One would be well advised not to jump on the losing team's bandwagon heading toward a foreign field for battle. Better to start grooming the battlefield on your own turf.
posted on 04/12/2012 10:12:38 AM PDT
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Romney is a progressive liberal...
Well, he can certainly be quoted, at times, to support that view. (And RomneyCare--which has a great deal in common with ObamaCare, despite some rather subtle differences) adds support to that position.
He can also be quoted to the right of center on the very same issues.
[T]he Romney supporters today (in my state Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee counties) will carry water for Obama in November.
Wisconsin is the quintessential "swing" state; much as Florida, Ohio, Colorado, and Iowa (to name just some) are also.
And although it is certainly true that most people do not cast their votes according to who is at the bottom of the ticket, just enough do take that into consideration to make it appealing for Gov. Romney to select Paul Ryan (if the latter can be persuaded to accept the position). It might just tip the balance, in Wisconsin, to the GOP.
One would be well advised not to jump on the losing team's bandwagon heading toward a foreign field for battle.
Are you suggesting, then, that some third-party candidate is more likely than Mitt Romney to win the presidency in November 2012?
posted on 04/12/2012 7:55:48 PM PDT
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