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George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by italianstallion on Sun Mar 4 16:29:53 2012

Reality bites.

Sez Romney or Santorum will lose and Republicans should focus on saving Congress

Both are conservatives, although of strikingly different stripes. Neither, however, seems likely to be elected. Neither has demonstrated, or seems likely to develop, an aptitude for energizing a national coalition that translates into 270 electoral votes.

If either is nominated, conservatives should vote for him. But suppose the accumulation of evidence eventually suggests that the nomination of either would subtract from the long-term project of making conservatism intellectually coherent and politically palatable. If so, there would come a point when, taking stock of reality, conservatives turn their energies to a goal much more attainable than, and not much less important than, electing Romney or Santorum president. It is the goal of retaining control of the House and winning control of the Senate.

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From Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to Wisconsinís Rep. Paul Ryan, Republicans have a rising generation of potential 2016 candidates. This does not mean conservatives should be indifferent to the fate of this yearís nominee, and it is perhaps premature to despair of Romneyís and Santorumís political aptitudes. Still, the presidency is not everything, and there will be another election in the next year divisible by four.





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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by Olog-hai on Sun Mar 4 16:32:31 2012, in response to George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by italianstallion on Sun Mar 4 16:29:53 2012.

Reality bites

Since Will ain't no conservative, consider who it's biting.

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by italianstallion on Sun Mar 4 16:37:06 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by Olog-hai on Sun Mar 4 16:32:31 2012.

He is a conservative's conservative.

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Sun Mar 4 16:42:44 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by italianstallion on Sun Mar 4 16:37:06 2012.

Not to Olog. Francisco Franco didn't make the cut either. :)

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by italianstallion on Sun Mar 4 16:44:59 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by SelkirkTMO on Sun Mar 4 16:42:44 2012.

Mussolini?

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Sun Mar 4 16:46:04 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by italianstallion on Sun Mar 4 16:44:59 2012.

Librul ... like Hitler. :)

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by Elkeeper on Sun Mar 4 16:54:23 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by italianstallion on Sun Mar 4 16:37:06 2012.

And George Will is one of the few with the foresight to see that the Republicans may not only lose the presidency, but may lose Congress, as well. everyone keeps blowing their right wing horns- but no one listens!

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by SMAZ on Sun Mar 4 17:01:18 2012, in response to George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by italianstallion on Sun Mar 4 16:29:53 2012.

I have always said that this was a throwaway presidential election for the GOP and that the GOP Establishment had chosen Romney for the same reason they chose Dole in '96.

To at least give the Dem incumbent some opposition while protecting their down-ballot candidates and incumbents.

I'll still be voting for The Santorum though.

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun Mar 4 17:03:57 2012, in response to George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by italianstallion on Sun Mar 4 16:29:53 2012.

LOL!!!!!

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by italianstallion on Sun Mar 4 17:47:41 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun Mar 4 17:03:57 2012.

I'm happy you are amused.

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by Olog-hai on Sun Mar 4 18:06:59 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by Elkeeper on Sun Mar 4 16:54:23 2012.

. . . because that's the result you want to hear?

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by italianstallion on Sun Mar 4 18:28:34 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by Olog-hai on Sun Mar 4 18:06:59 2012.

Obviously it's not the one you want to hear.

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by Train Dude on Sun Mar 4 19:43:53 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun Mar 4 17:03:57 2012.

It's like when a child molester reads that someone says it's okay to molest a child. The democraps have now been validated. I wonder if George Will is betting on obama in las vegas.

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by Olog-hai on Mon Mar 5 15:42:13 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sun Mar 4 17:03:57 2012.

. . . and they still won't get it.

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Mon Mar 5 15:45:26 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by Olog-hai on Mon Mar 5 15:42:13 2012.

The left needs to be told how to think by blogs, opinion pieces like this, and so forth because it appears they can't think for themselves. Reading things like this must comfort them.

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Mon Mar 5 17:29:28 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Mon Mar 5 15:45:26 2012.

So the whole contraception thing was YOUR idea? :)

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by italianstallion on Mon Mar 5 17:44:54 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Mon Mar 5 15:45:26 2012.

Rest assured, the left doesn't spend much time reading George Will!

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by ClearAspect on Mon Mar 5 18:16:13 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Mon Mar 5 15:45:26 2012.

You're just a sheep of another kind so don't pat yourself on the back...

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by bingbong on Mon Mar 5 18:39:34 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Mon Mar 5 15:45:26 2012.

um Chris?....George Will is about as RW as you can get.


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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by bingbong on Mon Mar 5 18:43:20 2012, in response to George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by italianstallion on Sun Mar 4 16:29:53 2012.

If either Jindal or Ryan runs, it'll be a bad thing for America.

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Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes

Posted by SMAZ on Tue Mar 6 03:11:56 2012, in response to Re: George Will bails on GOP Prez hopes, posted by bingbong on Mon Mar 5 18:43:20 2012.

If either Jindal or Ryan runs, it'll be a bad thing for America.


Anything that assures an Obama landslide is a great thing for America.


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