vincentpa wrote:Terry M. used Ricky's firebrand style against him in all his attack ads.
And without any money from the Republican establish, name a candidate that can win a governors race in a state like Virginia. It is NOT possible.
vincentpa wrote:If the Republicans would've run a more likeable candidate
And provided him no financial backing he would have lost even bigger because there would have been no grass roots enthusiasm for these so-called "likable" candidates. Romney, McCain, Dole, GHWB, and the long list of likable loser the Republicans have run.
It's not like these likable candidates have a better win-loss record.
You take away the money from these crony-capitalist, cheap foreign labor, establishment Republicans and they would lose far worse.
Got to do an apples-to-apples comparison.
No money or no enthusiasm. You can't artificially create enthusiasm for "likable" candidates, but you can spend money for name recognition and negative adds against your opponent. However, if you have the enthusiasm and the money, then look out. Of course, the money people, don't like that the people that have the enthusiasm don't want to use the power of government to line their pockets. Go figure. The average person doesn't want to get taken for the benefit of the politically connected.
And if you have the principles to oppose these things, you also have the principles to be a "firebrand" social conservative. You can't pick and choose the rights of others
you are willing to fight for. These unprincipled "likable" Republicans are why we have the runaway government we have. If we had elected even 20% of the House and Senate Republicans full of Cuchinelli's we would have smaller government and much greater prosperity.
The only people that like these likable Republicans are Democrats and crony capitalist, cheap foreign labor, self-centered Republicans.
vincentpa wrote:It's funny how you can help but hang onto your team.
What is my team? It is the American team. That team suffers horribly under team Obama. It suffers less under your big spending so-called likable team. I don't want it to suffer at all. That's the team I support. The Tea Party/Liberatarian, small decentralized government focused on the essential functions of government team is the team I support.
I will support your team if they win the Republican primary. Your team will not support any other team if they win the Republican primary, which is why they used to annoy me, but now I just hate those pricks.
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