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  •  Actually, I don't think he's anti-choice (6+ / 0-)
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    or at least not rigidly attached to the position as a matter of public policy.

    His conservatism is almost exclusively on the economic side of things. That doesn't make it any less dangerous, except in the sense that it prevents him from winning a primary while he's still young enough to be President.

    (The really scary thing is that he might realize that and switch parties. I think we've about hit the upper limit on the degree of moderate Republicanism that we can absorb and still pretend to call ourselves a center-left party.)

    "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

    by kyril on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 03:39:55 AM PST

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    •  if he switched parties he could not longer be (0+ / 0-)

      a fiscal conservative I"d think..right? not sure there would be room for him with Dems as a fiscal conservative. I think your fear (if I follow) that it would drag Dems to the right is justified.

      My worry again is that an appealing and well qualified Independent could win in the next election. Him being open to preserve choice on the federal level, if he is, makes him more appealing to the center and thus more dangerous.

      Poster below is right that in recent history Indepedent only got 15% at the most. But those times were not these times. As I said below, seems like the MSM acts like the unprecedented problems we have governing our country is the fault of both parties...and I think many Americans more or less believe that somewhat and moreover are SICK of both parties. I think an Independant has a higher chance of winning in 2016 than every before.

      But I hope I am wrong.

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