What the right thinks about 2008
by Populista, Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 05:36:42 PM EDT
Every once and awhile I look at Red State. I think it's good to know whats happening on both sides of the political spectrum. Well I was reading some of the comments and this one just struck me. Basically Hillary is the favorite candidate for the right and they are scared about Obama.
I think they underestimated Edwards. Also this shows why they still like Rotten Rudy. They think he can win. Ha! I hope he does get it the base hates it and a third party guy comes up like Nader did against Gore. But more. Maybe Alan Keyes because he has a history of beating Barack Obama big time. Read the entry after the break.
"Obama could easily defeat ANY of our candidates. Hillary is the opponent that we want to face...she'll do more to galvanize conservatives than anyone else, including Fred Thompson. Obama is going to bring more people to the polls just to vote for him---he'll expand the electorate in a way Hillary nor Edwards can, and that spells doom for us. Obama is going to pass Hillary in the polls at some point, and she'll never recover from that. There is very little that we can do to pick Obama apart--at least nothing we can do to get enough swing voters. And if Thompson is the GOP nominee, than Obama's lack of experience becomes a non-liability, as Thompson has a rather undistinguished terms in the US Senate. As far as being a great communicator, Thompson won't have much on Obama on that score either. Like it or not, Obama connects with people whether is he's using soaring rhetoric or simply thinking out loud. It's not fair, but it's reality.
Thompson is a solid conservative, sure...that's great. But no way Obama loses states the Kerry won in 2004, and he'll pick up Ohio too. And with the right VP choice, he'll likely pick up a couple western states as well--it's been going purple out there. So while our heart may say Thompson, our heads should be saying Giuliani. Giuliani at least puts PA and NJ in play and probably puts a lock on FL. We will need these states since Ohio is likely to go to the Dems.
Anyway, if Hillary is the Dem's choice, I like our chances. If it's Obama, I think he's the first black president."
I sure hope so. I wouldn't mind the first Hispanic president, or the first president from NC(I think it would be a first), or the first vegan, or even the first women president (I like the idea more than the candidate but it would still be exiting.