"(2) Chuck Hagel =He makes some good points.
A recent poll came out of PA in regards to the GOP 2008 nomination had the likely candidates in the following order (taken from www.politics1.com):
PENNSYLVANIA - P2008 - GOP: Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY) - 39%, US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) - 28%, former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) - 5%, Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) - 5%, Senator Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) - 3%, US Senator George Allen (R-VA) - 3%, Others - 3%. (Strategic Vision-R).
This tells us a few things. First name recognition still plays a major role. Second, it is POSSIBLE that the GOP will nominate a moderate. Third, no one has heard of their best candidate, Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel. Hagel is perfect for the Republican Party (in the view of this Democrat): he's socially conservative (more than McCain, Giuliani, and arguably Romney) but not beholden the Religious Right; he's fiscally conservative; and more than ANYONE in POLITICS -Democrats, Republicans, anyone in the Bush Administration- Hagel has had the most correct and accurate position on the War in Iraq. It's not like some members of the Democratic liberal wing's "cut-and-run," or some members of the Republican conservative wing's "stay-the-course, even though we don't have a f***ing plan." It's somewhere in between. So my Republican friends give Chuck some love: he could be your political savior..."
Sunday, June 18, 2006
"So my Republican friends give Chuck some love: he could be your political savior..."
I ran across an interesting post at The Agitated Grizzly: