Obviously these changes are to prevent the Tea Party from forcing the nominee so
far to right as to make him unacceptable to the broader electorate. Probably
not a bad idea.
Let's ask Al Gore how he feels about the Democratic process of "popular
vote" vs. "electoral" votes.As to the nominating
process....I liked Mitt Romney as a Governor of Massachusetts.I actually thought THEN he'd make a pretty good President.And
then I watched him self imploded in the National spotlight Flip-Flopping into a
right-wing radical simply to win the GOP nomination, only to run of time
trying to flip-flop back and morph back into a more moderate candidate before
the general election.Utah Senator Mike Lee is another perfect
example of how flawed it really is....
None of Priebus's machinations will save the GOP, which is still fighting
the Civil War internally: Southern t-party wingnuts against Northerners. As
Appomattox didn't solve this little contretemps, it will continue to be
bloody despite George's hopes.
The only problem with all this, is that the only faction of the Republican Party
to win recently has been the T-Party. As smart Democrats, who want to win
Presidential elections, know, the "moderate" Republican candidates, like
Dole, McCain, and then Romney are the easiest ones to beat. Reagan was not
liked by the mainstream Republican Party of his time, and seen then as what a
T-party type would be seen as today. As for Bush, we all know how close his
elections were, having technically lost the first one, and it was only a huge
religious right turnout that gave him two wins. Something Romney did not get.
So, where does that leave the Republican Partys chances? Well, all I could say
now is, if history is any lesson, another "moderate" Republican nominee
will likely cause the election of Hillary to the White House.
I hate to break it to George, but the Republican's biggest problem
isn't their selection method. I don't know if he noticed but
Democrats control your healthcare now. That means they are guaranteed election
until that changes. If any Democrat is loosing his bid for re-election all he
has to do is say, "If you don't elect me... you will lose your
healthcare... Boogity boogity BOOO"... and people will vote for him out of
fear.Now Democrats not only control those dependent on welfare and
other entitlements... they also control (out of fear of loosing it) all people
who want healthcare (that's pretty much everybody).Republicans
can't win on a platform to take people's healthcare away from them (so
it's going to be an uphill battle for Republicans for awhile).And if you want a government that will control spending and try to live on
what they have (instead of what they can borrow)... electing Republicans
isn't the solution (they spend almost as fast as Democrats).There has to be an alternative.
I agree that "None of Priebus's machinations will save the GOP".
The reality is that the Republican party has departed from is conservative roots
and are dying a slow death. They have forgotten to refer to their pocket
Constitutions before determining action or planning strategy. It's time to
RETURN to Constitutional Government. Obviously the Democratic party does not
follow the Constitution and the Libertarians do not take public responsibility
seriously enough. It's time to investigate the real conservative party and
help them grow vs. investing more time in a shrinking Republican party. I have
been involved with the Constitution party and have found them to support the
Constitution as the Framers intended and more represent the Republican values of
Dumb question. If there had only been six debates in the last campaign, then
that would have meant whoever was leading after six debates would have been the
nominee? So then the Pizza Hut CEO (I forget his name) or Donald Trump would
have been the nominee? I am just asking.
@MkithpenSandy, UTI agree that "None of Priebus's
machinations will save the GOP". The reality is that the Republican party
has departed from is conservative roots and are dying a slow death. They have
forgotten to refer to their pocket Constitutions before determining action or
planning strategy. It's time to RETURN to Constitutional Government.======= You mean like shutting down the Government to the
bare essentials, like they've always wanted?orDo
you mean shutting down the Government and holding the entire Country hostage
based on a law, Passed by the House, and the Senate, and
signed by the President, and upheld by the Supreme Court, because you can't the Constitutionally required votes to over turn the
legislation?.Republicans? Conservatives? Constitutionalists?HaHa, hardy har, har!BTW -- Don't look now, but your
trampling in under your very feet.