My whole point is that there are NO perfect candidates. My point is that there are people we have supported and liked all through the years - until they voice a differing opinion on a single topic.
Your second paragraph expresses the exact thing I am saying and is the example of what is voiced here on the forum all the time by ‘we conservatives’! They threw each candidate under the bus until Romney was selected for us.
It’s like the old story of a woman shopping for a man in a many level department store, and she keeps saying ‘no’ at each level until she reaches the top floor and they say “there are no men here”. No perfect people.....
I'm not going waste my time defending someone else - I've voted for every candidate has put forward, no matter how crappy.
To those who like to pound on their fellow conservatives for not being sufficiently motivated come election time I'll simply say that candidates, as with any commodity, must be sold.
When a company regularly fails at selling its product it doesn't really make sense to blame the customer.