Who would you like to see run in 2012
I'll grant you Romney has better business credentials than Bush or McCain, but he'd end up being too divisive for flip-flopping a lot on the abortion issue.
“Conservatism, Republicanism, is a philosophy of strength. We believe in a strong military, a strong economy and strong families and values. The way forward is not to look left, but to look ahead. There is too much at stake to do otherwise.”
Side: Mitt Romney
Willard's in the White House? Whom are you speaking of...Fred Willard? While it's true we may not need him there it may be true that Mitt Romney would make a great VP for someone. I don't really see him a President but his religious affiliations shouldn't be taken to task here. Why shouldn't a Mormon be in the White House, they're everywhere else in politics?
Famous Mormons in Politics (famousmormons.net)
Nice talking points, but they're too vague and pandering to be insightful. Every candidate wants a strong military, strong economy, and strong families and values. The trick is finding the candidate whose philosophy can realistically accomplish them. After 8 years of Bush, I'm not touching a Republican candidate with a ten-foot pole.
The first portion of your argument makes much sense Cerin but when you say that "After 8 years of Bush, I'm not touching a Republican candidate with a ten-foot pole." it seems quite unfair. The party doesn't matter...it's the person and it always will be. We don't know who will be running in 2012 but I have a feeling that if President Obama gets us out of this debacle he WILL win another term.
I am a staunch Democrat that has voted Republican on occasion. What occasion, you may ask? On the occasion that the man who was running on the other side seemed to make more sense for the times we were facing and I believed in him more than I could the man of my party. We must all be open to changes that will take place over the next 4 years and go with what makes sense then, whether Democrat or Republican.
Doesn't his anti-secular stance bother you?
"The ultimate goal of the anti-religious elites is to transform America into a completely secular nation, a nation that is legally and culturally biased against Christianity."
The War on Religion by Rep. Ron Paul, MD (www.lewrockwell.com)
Side: Ron Paul