Tuesday, January 30, 2007

GOP: Banal Prospects for '08

This is an excerpt from a piece by Jonathan Martin at The Politico:

"...What for much of the past year has been an undercurrent of grumbling on the right about the top tier of Republican contenders -- Sen. John McCain of Arizona, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani -- is lately on the rise in both frequency and volume. Limbaugh's sour note is the most striking of examples.

From consultants to bloggers to talk show hosts, there is a climate of suspicion -- at times bordering on contempt -- among conservative activists about their 2008 choices.

McCain is courting social and economic conservatives this year, but still faces grave doubts because of his past attacks on conservative religious leaders and his frequent willingness to make common cause with Democrats. Romney, who is positioning himself as the true conservative alternative, faces charges of opportunism because of his recent past as a social moderate. Giuliani's potential candidacy would test whether a leader with liberal views on abortion and gay rights could prosper in a party whose activists are steadfastly opposed to both..." (Read the entire article)

This article sums out how almost every conservative I know feels about '08...nothing. The choices are shite and we are sick of picking the "lesser of two evils". Can we just say DOLE? If people aren't excited about the candidate they won't come out to vote. Can we say KERRY? Hoping that people will come out to vote against the other candidate instead of for yours doesn't work either.

Can SOMEONE down at GOP headquarters at least entertain my idea of getting FRED THOMPSON to throw his hat in the ring...?! PLEASE. ...tap, tap, tap...Is this thing on...?

(P.S. I'm not alone...I just found a Draft Fred Thompson site.

And...another Call for Thompson to run)

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