by John Hawkins | November 14, 2006 9:26 am
One of the most amazing things to me, after listening to conservatives complain over and over and over again that the nitwit Republicans in Washington aren’t acting like conservatives and don’t pay enough attention to the base, is that John McCain and Rudy Giuliani are still the two top GOP contenders for the presidency in 2008.
Rudy is nothing more than a tougher, more charismatic version of Lincoln Chafee and McCain has made a career out of kicking the base in the teeth for the amusement of the liberal mainstream media. Yet, it’s impossible not to notice that two of the biggest turds in the Republican punch bowl have risen right to the top and everyone seems to be making their way over to that part of the table to pay homage.
Personally, I’d rather support the conservative mayor of a one-stoplight town for the Republican nomination than either McCain or Giuliani, because although it might be an uphill struggle to get a guy like that elected, at least you’d have something. Getting a wishy washy moderate like Giuliani or a guy I don’t even want in the Senate, like McCain, into the White House as the Republican standard bearer would be a step backwards for conservatism.
The Conservative Case Against Rudy Giuliani In 2008
The Conservative Case Against John McCain In 2008
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