Now, Perry Opposes Abortion Under Any Circumstances

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Now, Perry Opposes Abortion Under Any Circumstances
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Registered: 02-05-2011
If we define extreme as whatever far left progressives think is normal, then yes, many running for the Republican nomination may be extreme from that perspective.

From the perspective of average Americans, maybe Ron Paul is extreme, the rest are mainstream in my opinion.
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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).

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Registered: 02-05-2011
Last time I voted for Obama as I knew McCain was just a RINO. Obama promised bipartisanship, lower debt, and open government. He delivered the exact opposite of what he promised.

Today, I'm not a fan of any Republican or Democrat candidate, but can't bring myself to vote for Obama under any circumstance.

Even Ron Paul, who is a nut imo, would be superior to Obama at this point.

If anything we need some financial sanity in government. Compared to the current crop, I'd vote for Hillary in the blink of an eye.

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