The author makes a good point - political right seems very often to put up Martin Milquetoast for election, when they should be fielding savvy, articulate, hard-headed and hard-hitting candidates.
I, personally, don’t know why this is true, but with America drifting inexorably and seemingly irresistably ever Leftward, one wonders at this point whether real conservatism, bedrock conservatism, can ever rise again.
I think the Republican candidates speak in generalities because they are caught in a quandry: if they state specific conservative goals which they cannot meet, the conservative electorate will be disappointed. Then again, some of the conservative goals, like downsizing government, gives a large sector of business the willies!
Damned if they do - damned if they don’t!
Here in MA, I have watched three Republicans fail - one at the state level and Brown and Romney nationally - because they wanted to play nice.
A significant part of the problem is the collection of States with early primaries that let anyone from any party vote in the Republican primaries.
That needs to be stopped.
We need a passionate visionary who does not back down. Not even many people on the right take notice of the flimsy soft republicans. We’ve simply reached a point in history where Americans are feeling passionately about our desire not to be destroyed. Weakness doesn’t touch a heart afire.
This is where the Romney campaign really found itself in a difficult position. Obama spent the entire campaign criticizing the "Bush tax cuts for the rich." Meanwhile, an objective look at the facts will show that those tax cuts remained in place throughout Obama's entire first term in office. For that matter, Obama has been "complaining" about them since he arrived in Washington as a U.S. Senator in 2005 -- seven years ago.
Something tells me we're never going to see the end of "the Bush tax cuts."
I dream nightly about a country with Thomas Sowell as President.
Love her or hate her, you have to admit that when she was out there she was hard hitting and NOT playing by the eGOP's rules. That is one reason she never garnered the support of those selfsame eGOPers and galvinized the base.
And I will admit that I am royally pissed off at her for fading into the background instead of taking the reins and charging ahead in attacking zero. I am beginning to wonder if she sold her soul to the devil and decided to play the eGOP's game waiting for her "turn".
The problem is simple to state yet there is no solution in sight. The Rancid Media gives Lib presidential candidates an additional 6-12 percent edge. Until we solve this, we will continue to lose.