I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
While talking with a few of moderate political friends, they tell me that to beat Obama we need a center right moderate. Conservatives are too polarizing and will not get the Independents, they are too far extreme.
I disagree and think that is a losing proposition.
Won - Ronald Reagan ran on Conservative values for both of his elections
Won - George H. Bush ran on Conservative values for his first election by saying he would continue Reagan’s term.
Lost - George H. Bush on his second election moderated and moved to the center and Clinton crushed him.
Lost - Bob Dole ran as a moderate and Clinton crushed him.
Won - George W. Bush ran on Conservative values for both of his elections
Lost - John McCain ran as a moderate and Obama crushed him.
Now the presidents that won ran on conservative values of varying degrees and it is the mainstream media that tells you the conservatives are too extreme. The squishy middle wants a conservative, look how the years the Republicans ran as moderates, the Democrats ran as the more conservative candidate.
For the 2012 election the mainstream and establishment (career) republicans in Washington want Mitt Romney for two reasons. They are picking the candidate for us by shaping the narrative.
One is that they believe Obama will have an easier time beating him, they know the truth that a republican running as a conservative wins!
Two is Mitt wins, they can live with him easier as compared to the conservatives.
See the Establishment Republicans just want to be in control and do many of the same things their counterpart dems do and they fear what the conservatives could do to them.
So the bottom line is the narrative that we need to select a candidate that is center to win is wrong and don’t you buy into it! The independents, the squishy middle, want a conservative even if they don’t know that is want they want; it is as history and past practice have shown.
I will rally behind who ever we get.