CVC unfortunately Perot took enough of the conservative votes to help clinton get elected. Clinton is the one behind the legislature that gave financial backing to community oranizations such as acorn and public allies . Paul was right on the money with finances , I just didnt agree with his view on foriegn policy . Romney would have been great with the financial crisis and would have beat Obama had when finances fell apart last oct. Huccabee is a nice guy but split the conservative vot during the primaries allowing for a moderate to liberal Mccain to represent the republican party. We need a conservative slash , libertarian to be the republican canditate. Just the way I see things...
The absence of a conservative in the last election was by design. The left wanted McCain from the start because they knew he couldn't win -- conservatives wouldn't vote for him because he's too liberal, and liberals wouldn't vote for him because he was Republican. That's why the media pushed him so much and the Dems never really went after him in the primaries.
Two people scared the bejeezus out of the Dems. First was Mitt Romney -- a Republican who won the governorship in what could be the nation's most liberal state. Anyone who can sell conservatism to a state full of liberals was a huge threat to be destroyed -- so all you heard about Romney was people discussing whether his religion was a factor. Did you ever hear his message?
Along the same lines, Sarah Palin was a HUGE threat -- a true conservative with popular appeal that couldn't be attacked in traditional terms. But they destroyed her anyway by settling on a "she's inexperienced and stupid" mantra that they repeated so much that it was coming out of everyone's pores. Like Romney, they shut her down and kept the debate away from things like platform and qualifications. The truly amazing thing is how they got America to swallow the idea that an accomplished governor was too inexperienced to be Vice President, but that a guy who had never held an executive position in his life was qualified to hold the presidency itself.
As a side note, we had Joe the Plumber -- a guy on the street that just asked a question that revealed something ugly about Obama. And in return he was ripped apart and destroyed on a national stage.
Any appealing conservative in the future will be dealt with the same way in the media -- scorn, snobbery, ridicule, and accusations of lying, hatred and racism. It's the same mantra they chant for any popular conservative -- Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Michael Savage, etc. No matter who they are, the same things are said about them -- but none of their critics ever respond to the points they raise or prove them wrong. It's all about destroying the person and silencing the voice, rather than competing with ideas.
Until America wakes up, stops buying into that tactic, and starts demanding that the issues get answered, it's not going to stop.
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...