GOP presidential debate, 5/3/07

Didn’t recognize several. Couldn’t distinguish most from one another and they aren’t distinctive on their own. They don’t look or sound like anyone I’d want governing this country with the possible exception of Guiliani and that’s only because he gives an unwavering voice to the internal conflict most Americans feel about abortion.

Underwhelming and making it easier for the Democrats everyday. Maybe a repeat of what happened in Ohio’s governor race, except national: extreme-right will come out and vote, keep Guiliani away and then scare the shit out of the rest of the country to the point that the Dems, looking adequate enough, win without much trouble.

3 thoughts on “GOP presidential debate, 5/3/07

  1. True that Rudy has grabbed onto that one floating piece of luggage in the wake of the sinking of the Titanic: that a woman may be the best judge of what is done to her body.Sadly for Rudy, however is the fact that he thought, “Ken Blackwell is the best man to govern Ohio,” as he documented in political ads before the 2006 General Election. All the ODP and the DNC have to do is push “play” on their TiVo and Ohioans will say, “Yeah that’s right. He did endorse NAMBLAckwell.” Then Rudy will lose Ohio and thus the nation.

  2. I think Jill has hit on an important part of the Republican strategy that evidently no longer works, “scare the shit out of the rest of the country. “I have for a long time believed that Republicans win elections through the two “F’s.” Fear and faith. Fear, Democrats are weak and you will die if they are elected. And faith, GOD likes us better that other countries and the Democrats.The problem is, they don’t have the third “F,” the facts.

  3. Maybe a repeat of what happened in Ohio’s governor race, except national: extreme-right will come out and vote, keep Guiliani away and then scare the shit out of the rest of the country to the point that the Dems, looking adequate enough, win without much trouble.Oh, I dunno. I’m expecting that one of Giuliani, McCain, Romney, or Fred Thompson (if he enters the race) will be the nominee, extreme-right or not. Both Giuliani and Romney have been elected in Democratic bastions. McCain has been a media darling in the past, and seems like someone’s (sometimes grumpy) grandpa. Fred Thompson comes across as “just folks.”Once the nominee has been selected, I don’t think many people–other than those who are already committed Democrats–will think of the nominee as “extreme right.” Voters might not choose to vote for the Republican nominee, but for most I don’t think it will be because the nominee (or his support) is “scary.”

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