Thursday, January 31, 2008

We have our Reagan Coalition...kinda

With Rush Limbaugh bemoaning the fact that we don't have a candidate on the right for president that fully represents conservative values, it's very well likely that what made the Republicans a winning team, the Reagan Coalition of Social, Fiscal, and Defense Conservatives, are now fractured.

But, we have representatives still in the race that represent each faction:

Huckabee: Social Conservatives
Romney (and some Ron Paul): Fiscal Conservatives
McCain: Defense Conservatives

The elements are there, but not together. Give Huckabee the nomination and it will spurn fiscal and defense. Send up Romney, and social (and some defense) will go away). McCain tends to spurn almost everyone, except blue-blooders.

Too bad we can't morph them together.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

They had a candidate that stood for everything that conservatives were suppose to represent. He was in favor of doing nearly all of the things on the conservative "wish list" they promised to do when they took control of congress and the whitehouse but not only failed to deliver on, but stabbed conservatives in the back by doing the exact opposite. The media even despised him so you know he had to be right.

That man is in the single digits in the polls. Those who are liberals and who hold nearly identical view to their democratic rivals are being voted for by those conservatives who profess conservative values.

That should show anyone just how utterly bankrupt the conservative movement is and perhaps always was.

No matter who is elected president the conservatives are going to be getting what they deserve and they'll be getting good and hard. Lord knows they deserve every bit of it. They had a choice. They chose not to walk the talk.

10:52 PM, January 31, 2008  
Blogger bgunzy said...

Good point - Ron Paul does espouse true conservative principals. But, an idea is that as Paul is to Goldwater, __________ is to Reagan. Maybe we'll wake up 4 years from now and put forth a person Paul will help cultivate to lead us in the future.

7:01 AM, February 01, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasnt Juan McCain going to be John Kerrys running mate?

9:17 AM, February 20, 2008  
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