With all due respect, I think this cabinet lineup would assure Romney's defeat. Palin, Coulter, Cheney and a few others are favorite targets of the MSM. In Cheney's case the ability to capitalize on his "Darth Vader" image and make him frightening as the CIA Director could be devastating. Whether Romney should give private assurances to conservative leaders is another matter - I have no problem with exacting every conservative appointment possible as a price for support. But that is my opinion and is mainly based on election tactics (although I don't think Coulter or Levin are remotely qualified for the Court (is Borkh too old at this point?) Let the Dems attack him and lets allow the public to compare his opinions to those written by Kagan and Sotomayor. Is there another Scalia on the horizon?
Meantime, we need to try to force the election to be about Obama's record - cause there ain't no there, there.
posted on 05/07/2012 8:53:30 AM PDT
by In Maryland
(Liberal logic - the ultimate oxymoron!)
To: In Maryland
I think this cabinet lineup would assure Romney's defeat. Palin, Coulter, Cheney and a few others are favorite targets of the MSM.
You are missing the point completely.
The MSM will do what they do anyway. Instead of allowing the MSM the ability to focus on and besmirch one target, let them spin their wheels and waste their resources on trying to do so to 15+ targets.
The only reason any of the elections since at least the 1986 congressionals were lost to liberals and with them control of congress, or when the Presidency was lost to (D)'s isn't because there were no conservatives there to vote.
We outnumber libs 2 to 1.
The problem was this: There were not enough conservatives motivated to get out to the polls to vote.
It is all about vote motivation on our size and depressing the voter motivation on their side.
Very simple. The concept is no more difficult than this: "We win, they lose" (R. Reagan).
It's like fighting the Soviets back during the Cold War:
Don't surrender to the MSM more power than they actually have.
Don't allow the power you perceive them to have to depress or discourage you.
Discourage THEM, Mock THEM, Destroy THEM
Claim the power you already have and go for their throat asymetrically.
posted on 05/07/2012 9:44:18 AM PDT
(Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
To: In Maryland
I would appoint Eugene Volokh. The courts need the technical expertise that he, or someone like him would provide. If not him, I would chat quietly with him to see who he thought could be a candidate.
posted on 05/13/2012 10:59:54 AM PDT
(Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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