Tuesday, February 06, 2007
For the Republicans & Conservatives to Ponder...
In the midst of the murmurings over the GOP offerings for our '08 nomination (and my discontent over the prospects) a new name is being bandied about --now hold your first reaction -- Michael Savage.
"...Michael Savage, the nation's third-most listened to radio talk-show host, says he may leave his top rated show to make a bid for the GOP nomination for president.
"I know it sounds bizarre but when you consider the people running for the presidency, none . . . seems to be qualified," Savage told NewsMax in an exclusive interview.
Savage, with his loyal listenership, says he can play an important role in the Republican primaries, gain critical support, and add to the planned debates.
"I would think that somebody who's not a politician might be a viable candidate," Savage stated, stressing that he would focus his campaign on his mantra: "Borders, language, Culture."
Savage readily admits he has little chance of being elected. Still, he's convinced he could help push the Republican Party back to its conservative roots.
"A non-politician who has a very large following, who is very conservative, and who believes in a simple message of borders, language, and culture has a great chance of electrifying the American people," Savage said, complaining the current flock of candidates are simply parroting "sound bytes...." (source)
What interested me about this was the article goes on to ask: "Could this hurt the Republican Party?" I guess I'm just curious as to how this could hurt... Democrats and Independents can't vote in the primary anyway. And even if you hate him, Savage is so far right that if he started gaining momentum the other candidates would be forced to move closer to the party's core ideology...
This move would be the type of politics I like --you make your strategic moves and stands in the primaries and force the other candidates to be at their best...you don't run as an Independent and split the vote in the general election ...IMOA.
...Still calling on Fred Thompson...