Originally Posted by Northgate
Well, there you go, you've lost all credibility as a honest thinker right there.
I personally think Giuliani and Romeny are absolutely no different. They are EXACTLY the same species as Clinton. Unfortunately, that's what it takes these days to run for the presidency.
But in your world view Hillary is the only inflicted with this problem.
It has nothing to do with my world view. It's my assessment of her as person. I can't stand her personality. I think she's mean and despises non-feminist women, for one thing. There are many stories of how she verbally abused both Bill and the staff. She took more power than any first lady in history, and moved to NY just to run for Senate. Her actions in the Senate make it much worse. What has she accomplished? What bills has she proposed that have become law? She has changed her position on Iraq about 1,000 times. She's made many statement on the campaign trail that are indicative of actual socialism. "I want to take profits of the oil companies" and what not. So, I despise her politics and her personality and I think she is a person of little character.
Now as for the Romney and Guiliani: I don't think they're the same at all. Both have changed some of their positions, so you can criticize that. Then again, Romney freely admits his change of position on abortion and explains why he changed his mind. Do we want an environment where a politician can never change his or her mind...ever? Rudy is also exceptionally ambitious, but he has real executive experience to back him up. He's actually done
things. Romney has experience too, and if nothing else is at least a man of deep faith. I think you pretty much get what you see with him. I don't
see how you can compare them to Hillary...any valid criticism of them aside.
Originally Posted by tonton
Of course you didn't. He's too far left for you. I didn't mean to imply you'd vote for any Republican no matter what... just that you'd never vote for a Democrat. And I guess I was wrong in SDW's case. Although evidently, Rendell was a big tax-cutter... no surprises there then.
He was a tax cutter in Philly. He ran as a fiscal conservative and said he'd address property taxes if elected. He's been a TERRIBLE governor. But Republicans nominated Lynn Swann last time, and he was a MORON. He actually said that if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, abortion automatically becomes illegal. But anyway...Rendell...yeah...not good.
I'm curious to know who you think has done a better job with the budget in the last 20 years...
The California budget crisis is astronomical. Although we haven't seen a cure yet, it's hard to say there haven't been improvements during Arnold's reign.
I'm impressed that you voted for Feinstein. And sorry that your views have changed since she first ran, because hers haven't. I guess had you been in Philly then you may have voted for Rendell as well... and I retract my claim. I was wrong.
I like Ahhnold, but I disagree with him on a few issues, namely Global Warming. CA is ina lot better financial shape than it was a few years ago, correct? As for Feinstein, I disagree with her on a lot of things, but she's not totally off her rocker from what I've seen.