And I believe he'd say anything for a vote.
Far left progressives are not the only ones who think that the current crop of Republican nominees are out on the edges. http://www.redstate.com/cargosquid/2011/12/16/all-of-the-candidates-suck-pick-one/ All of 'em are hooked up to the old fossil fuels standard. All of 'em are anxious to downsize government but perfectly willing (at least on the stump) to meddle with the reproductive choices of women. All of 'em are against "entitlements". And maybe those stances appeal to the "base" but convincing the "soft" center (there's an interesting piece at http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/12/25/america-s-soft-middle-centrists-cower-in-time-of-partisanship.html though I don't agree with most of the author's points) is going to be a different story altogether. It will be especially fascinating when they try to woo older voters, who tend to turn out faithfully, with the current conservative candidate stance that Social Security and Medicare should be whittled down, if not outright abolished (Perry is a double dipper, BTW).