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  •  I don’t visit RedState very often (0+ / 0-)

    Or Free Republic either. But I do once in a while. Redstaters and Freepers hate Romney because he’s too liberal (according to their standards, which are very right wing) and he doesn’t toe their line. From a right wing perspective, Mitt Romney has three flaws, three shibboleths:

      1.    When he ran for Governor of MA, Romney claimed he was pro-choice. Now that he’s running for President, he says he’s pro-life. The anti-abortion crazies will never forgive him for this.
      2.    When he was elected Governor of MA, he set up a weak version of universal health insurance, which Republicans say is exactly like Obamacare (their words). The Ron Paul libertarian crazies will never forgive him for this.
      3.    Romney is a Mormon. The Christian crazies consider this apostasy and argue that he’s not really a Christian. They'll never forgive him for this.

    For a Republican candidate to win the primaries and caucuses, he or she has to appeal to the baser instincts of the Republican base. I don’t have the exact quote, but Richard Nixon said something like, “Before the party convention, you run to the right. After the convention, you run to the center.” The first goal is to get the party nomination. The second goal is to win the election.

    But the angle said to them, "Do not be Alfred. A sailor has been born to you"

    by Dbug on Sat Nov 26, 2011 at 10:04:30 PM PST

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