Monday, December 04, 2006

"Where Have All the Conservative Candidates For President Gone"

"Look, he may be a little farther to the left than you like, a little too big government, but we have to rally around him in order to stop Hillary! Get with the program. Sheesh, you religious nuts are unappeasable."

GOP party line on the prospect of former Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin getting their party's nomination for President in 08

Ok, so that hasn't happened- yet. But there is not much for a Christian Constitutionalist to cheer about in the current crop of GOP hopefuls. Even the liberals are starting to notice how weird it is that in a supposedly "conservative" party, all they have to offer up are "moderates"- i.e.- liberals. In this FOX news column, liberal Elanor Clift wonders aloud why, if the Republican grassroots are so conservative, there are not better conservative candidates for President on the GOP side.

She even refers to Mike Huckabee as if he were the conservative darkhorse. We know that he is socially moderate on moral issues and liberal on fiscal issues. Moreover, he is a statist rather than a "self-rulist". He prefers big government solutions, even to emphasize conservative values- which is itself not conservative by some measures. And of course, he has displayed no concern on border issues at all.

So what about it? Why isn't there a strong conservative candidate? Do the insiders that control the money and media undernourish conservative politicians in the party and give them "moderates" a wild build-up?

Will conservatives be asked to vote for a pro-abortion candidate for President because "he's not Hillary"? Will they finally see they have been had, or will they have another gulp of Kool-aid? Inquiring minds want to know.

20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gulp.

8:31 AM, December 04, 2006  
Blogger AlanKnight said...

What about Sam Brownback? He seems very socially conservative. I believe he has formed an exloratory committee.

10:47 AM, December 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one is talking about him. I think he decided not to run. The conservartives can't get support from the big money people. Just the globalists.

1:24 PM, December 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brownback has confirmed that he is definitely running.

2:08 PM, December 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is wrong with Romney?

6:12 PM, December 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His name is Mitt. That's all.

6:16 PM, December 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No freaky mormons for me, please.

7:17 PM, December 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about George Allen? Do you all think he is still a viable candidate after he lost his Senate seat? I've heard him speak many times. My next choice would be Newt Gingrich. Maybe even a Gingrich-Allen ticket.

9:35 PM, December 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brownback supported amnesty with a passion. Another one-worlder who won't be supported by the Republican base.

4:43 AM, December 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Allen is a loser. I wouldn't recommend him within twenty feet of the GOP ticket.

I like Gingrich, but he has quite a bit of baggage to get past- especially from his time as Speaker of the House. Combine that with his lack of charisma, and you unfortunately have an unelectable candidate.

4:51 AM, December 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had heard Brownback was an open-borders globalist. Pity. Sometimes I think they set these guys up as the "conservative alternative" to fool us into having no real choice on borders and globalism. I'm done falling for it.

5:12 AM, December 05, 2006  
Blogger Mr. Toast said...

How about John Bolton? If he got elected, that would be poetic justice.

5:29 AM, December 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Tancredo would be ideal.

6:13 AM, December 05, 2006  
Anonymous C.B. said...

Anyone who would say Newt has no charisma has to be as politically illiterate as they come. Who put together the "Contract" & brought about the revolution, pray tell?
As for the baggage, he has shed most of that. Look who everyone runs to or his opinion everytime something big happens.
He is, without question the smartest man in the "room".
Personally he is my dream candidate.

6:47 AM, December 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of illiteracy, what does the Contract have to do with "charisma?" I think you'd better look the word up in a dictionary. Newt would do great against Lurch or Gore, but not against, say, Muhammed Obama.

And just how do you shed the baggage of corruption when you'd been fined $300K by an ethics committee for misappropriating tax-dedcutible funds for personal use? He was the first House Speaker to be disciplined by his fellow congressmen. That will NOT go away no matter how much you'd like it to. Furthermore, the man left his wife on her cancer bed so he could remarry with his mistress, a House aide!

I think you'd better study a bit more before you go having wild dreams about unelectable candidates.

7:27 AM, December 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newt may be the GOP's next Karl Rove, but he'll never be president.

7:30 AM, December 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from another article:"Brownback seeks to grab the "compassionate conservative" title that President Bush used in his first campaign. That means focusing on issues such prison reform, cancer research and fighting AIDS in Africa not normally associated with conservatism."

GAG. Real conservatism is being ignored and he wants to focus on that?

5:24 AM, December 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can just see all the amnesty jokes with a name like "Brownback."

7:17 AM, December 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ironcially, I hope amnesty will still be an issue in '08. The way these traitors are running/ruining this country, they may force an amnesty through by February.

7:45 AM, December 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congress is good about "slipping" in items they couldn't get passed normally within other bills as a "backdoor" to accomplish their deceit.

There's a reason they only have 20% approval ratings.

I wouldn't vote for any Demo candidate presently running and
is the money they've raised used for a big party after it's all over and they've lost? Probably none left. Silly question.

1:31 PM, July 02, 2007  

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