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  •  He's a standard conservative Republican, (4+ / 0-)
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    which is far too conservative for Illinois at this point. Any competent Democrat should beat him in 2016.

    "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

    by ArkDem14 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 12:18:43 PM PDT

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    •  I'll repeat what I said a week or two ago (1+ / 0-)
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      He's a social liberal, a hawk, and center-right on economic matters.  Many of us forget that "moderate" does not mean "centrist."

      20, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
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      Socially libertarian, moderate on foreign policy, immigration, and crime, liberal on everything else.
      UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city. -.4.12, -4.92

      by jncca on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 03:13:43 PM PDT

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      •  He's not center right on economic issues (0+ / 0-)

        He's solidly in the very conservative Republican mainstream when it comes to economic issues.

        "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

        by ArkDem14 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 09:31:33 PM PDT

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