Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Rudy 2008

Shocked? You shouldn't be. As Crosspatch over at TownHall said:

I registered for the Republican Party, I didn't register for the "Conservative Party". The truth is that in this country, neither party can win a national election by playing to its base.

The reason becomes clear when you look at the registration numbers of the parties. The Democrats have a couple of points advantage over the Republicans and registration percentages for both parties are in the 30's.

This means that Republicans account for some 33% or so of the voters. In order to win, a party needs to present a candidate that can get at least half the Independent votes and a good number of crossover votes from the other party.

Plain and simple. So, who do you want as your 2008 candidate?

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