Originally Posted by SDW2001
His system was not quite the same. It was a also a statewide thing as opposed to a national thing.
Bad is bad. The principle stands.
I don't see where you reach tat conclusion.
I've reached it by watching and reading the man for almost 20 years. He used to be willing to say what needs to be said and do what needed to be done. Now he wouldn't, simple enough. There's no way he would shut down the government now for example.
He's conservative where it matters, but I don't think he'll get the nomination.
Conservative for NY isn't saying much. He's essentially no different than Arnold Swarchenegger who really ended up being no different from a conservative Democrat at best, even for California.
Don't think he can win. Too much of a Good Ol' Boy.
That's why I said he is tone-deaf on the matter. Even if he isn't, he doesn't know how to avoid such labels or be pro-active against them.
Ron Paul will have a better chance as a Tea Party darling. I don't think Palin is going to run. I don't know Herman Cain.
Ron Paul is too old. While we can all wish this wasn't a consideration, there hasn't been a election I'm aware of where the country has gone back to electing the prior generation once the current generation has come to power. We would have to go from a 50 year old man to electing a 75 year old man. Ideas certainly count but it's hard to claim a 75 year old as a change agent in the age of television and a semi-informed electorate.
Right now I have to look at who I think has a chance of winning. I like Romney and Huckabee in that order.
Romney as I said is too damaged in my opinion. Romney is basically a Bush redux, a "conservative" Republican from New England which means not very conservative. Bush started off only semi-conservative and got worse from there. Romney starts to the left of even him. Huckabee does have a chance but for whatever reason appears not to move beyond a certain level of populism. I like what I've heard from him but again, whatever intangible qualities it takes to put someone over that line, he may not have it.
Originally Posted by tonton
Good idea. Muslims have Sharia Law. Why can't we build this country on something great, like the law of the Old Testament? Bring back stoning to death for adultery! Bring back parents' right to kill their own kids for being disrespectful! That'll bring the sinners in line, and all the problems of this country will just go away.
Why worry about rule of law at all? It's clear most of those supporting illegal immigration and income transfers don't.
Originally Posted by e1618978
Something tells me the reality distortion field and the world magical would wear as thin as his hairline over the course of a campaign.