With something like avoiding that sort of thing in mind,
I try to promote Barry Goldwater types of GOP candidates.
Barry Goldwater, who once was seen as about as far right as an American could be, couldn't get nominated by today's GOP.
Jeb Bush just made the same comment about his father and, holy cow of holy cows,
Why? Because starting with Jeb's brother, (you know who- the biggest failure as a President in our history) the GOP has fought for and won the title of The Party of NO. Not out of principle, out of the odd notion that you should run a government as incompetently as possible, never raise anybody's taxes all while prosecuting two unpaid for wars.
The only part of Jeb's statement I disagreed with is he blames Obama
for being too partisan
in his first two years in office, as if the GOP was pleading for a reconciliation after blocking out the Democrats every chance they got over the previous eight years.
(You also remember the screaming town meetings wherein radical conservatives, later to be know as Tea Partiers, shouted down any Democrat or Republican
brave enough to speak.)
So, David, just out of curiosity, who?
, in your opinion, are the candidates who both rise to the level of statesmanship that Goldwater, Reagan and H.W. Bush portrayed AND are seen as acceptable candidates for today's GOP?
Start with all the people who just ran for President against Romney, any of them your guys ? (or Michelle Bachman??)
And if so, why didn't they get the nomination??
Joe(I knew a guy who didn't vote for someone once because that someone's flag lapel pin wasn't put on straight.)Nation