We conservatives had better be a WHOLE LOT smarter this go'round. I like the picture of a Might Oak.
EvenMe - I think your analogy is probably right on. Just as Baptists and Methodists agree on the ESSENTIALS - conservatives need to do that. We're going to have to decide as individuals WHAT the essentials are in the candidate we're willing to support.
Bob - I may vote outside the GOP ticket for the first time in my adult life. BUT.... we had better convince ALL the people who are fed up in ANY way with where things are going to do the same. I believe you're right about the GOP's Healthcare plan. The gov't. just needs to stop trying to fix everyone's life.
Yes Daezy - register however you like. I'm not sure why The Barbarian was asking me about registering unaffiliated, but I only care how people vote, not how they're registered.
Who would you suggest TB? I guess I'm a little more forgiving when it comes to that first bailout. I think everyone (don't know about you) was wondering whether it was ALL going to go down the toilet if something wasn't done. I remember right where I was when I heard the first bailout passed. I really had no clue what I would have done if people that are supposed to be knowledgable about economics were screaming it needed to be done. As for him telling folks how to be healthy, I'm guessing that comes from being a doc for years...although I'm with you...leave me alone and let me live my life.
I'm praying so FranMCC.
Thanks for the info. on Root Michael.
True, but the point I'm trying to make is that of not splitting the conservative vote. If we do, it will most likely guarantee O another four years.
I agree again Michael. I'm not from Oklahoma, but I've watched Sen. Tom Coburn in action during the Stimulus Bill debates, etc. and feel he's the REAL conservative deal. I've emailed the RNC asking they give him an opportunity to speak at their conference this summer. The man seems to LOVE the Constitution, and places blame for where we are at present in our economy firmly on the shoulders of the Congress.
You're right about "eye of the beholder" Michael, but you understand the point I'm making I'm sure. If the conservatives or at least those who want to see a change of address for Obama in 2012, don't unite behind one candidate, we're guaranteed the same kind of joy we're experiencing now until 2016. Do you agree?
Here are the numbers from the Bush-Clinton election. Perot entered the race and split the conservative vote badly, handing Clinton the race.
Electoral votes 370
Popular vote: 44,909,806
Percentage of the vote: 43.0%
George H. W. Bush
Electoral votes 168
Popular vote: 39,104,550
Percentage of the vote: 37.4%
Electoral votes: 0
Popular vote: 19,743,821
Percentage of the vote: 18.9%
Add Perot's numbers with Bush's numbers and I believe you'll see that without Perot in the race, Bush would have most likely have won.
I have to figure Obama's almost guaranteed a 2nd term unless conservatives can manage to support ONE ticket, and not split the conservative vote among the spoilers.
What do you think. Is Obama guaranteed a 2nd term no matter how terribly he performs?