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It’s Not the End

I’ve read and heard a number of conservatives (and I myself have struggled with this) who appear to be giving up on this year’s elections already. I’m disappointed. Ann Coulter certainly exuded an extreme version of the conservative angst (although she’s definitely on the wrong track by suggesting Hillary is a viable alternative to McCain). However just as effective as Coulter’s idea of supporting Clinton are the following ideas:

  1. Vote for any candidate on the ballot other than McCain
  2. Don’t vote for any candidate for President
  3. Skip the election altogether

A man named Rick Warren penned these words in the book The Purpose Driven Life:

It’s not about you.

I think this applies here, with a few more words: “It’s not about the President, …


The Captain tosses Coulter Overboard

Ann Coulter wants to campaign for Hillary if McCain is nominated… geez.  She’s out of line, but that’s like saying Michael Savage is a little extreme.  Really, this is nothing more than a lot of self-aggrandizing noise. 

What’s really painful is how the MSM sees people like Coulter and Savage as reps for the conservative movement… that too is off the mark and we need to find appropriate ways to show what conservatism really means.

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Ed Morrissey nails this one, and credit to Sister Toldjah for pointing me there early today.  Blue Crab Boulevard is ont it as well.…


The Aftermath, and the Wuss

It’s been a busy day in politics…

John Edwards has apparently been paying attention to our suggestions. He has decided to drop out of the race leaving no endorsement (yet).  Any bets on who that helps?

Rudy Giuliani also has departed, providing an endorsement to John McCain. Nice.  Most people seem to agree that McCain is not as conservative as Romney, just like the Easter Bunny isn’t as real as Santa Claus (most people can at least say they’ve had a conversation with Santa, not with the Bunny).  Hucklebee is apparently the only one waiting for an official invitation to leave (Ron Paul hasn’t spent all his money yet, so we may be stuck with him longer than Nader).

Speaking of Ralph Nader, it …


Ed Morrissey’s Choice – Mitt

I see that Ed Morrissey at Captain’s Quarters has made a decision on who to support in the Minnesota Caucus on February 5.  His choice is Mitt Romney.  Clearly, Mitt is carrying a stronger conservative message than either John McCain or Mike Huckabee (or Rudy, in my opinion), and Ed has the same frustration that a lot of us do: no solid conservative candidate.  And although I haven’t decided myself yet (Mitt still has issues that I need to weigh), I’m glad that Ed is taking a position.  We all need to.  Soon.

Hat Tip to memeorandum.…


Without Fred, What’s Next?

I’ve already read a number of strong and thought provoking comments around various blogs as people have anticipated (prior to yesterday’s announcement) and reacted to Fred’s departure from the race. There is significant support for Fred’s message, disappointment (and some outrage) over his announcement, and frustration that the remaining lot of Republican candidates leave much to be desired. What is a conservative voter to do?

Some have suggested other candidates. Those that would be happy to have anyone other than Hillary or Obama in office lean heavily toward one of the front runners, who I think are in the position they are in because of one of three things:

  1. Their elect-ability (I despise this reason)
  2. Their message appeals to many who are toward the middle

Where in the World is Fred Thompson?

We’ve had a number of hits on this site today that appear to be attempts by our fellow Fred-heads to find out what’s going on with Fred.  Does anyone know for sure?  I’m still hoping he stays in… Florida’s just around the corner!

Fred, please give us a sign!…


Huck Chucks His Integrity?

To a group in Myrtle Beach, did Mike Huckabee really say:

“You don’t want people from outside the state coming in and telling you what to do with your flag,” Huckabee told an audience in Myrtle Beach. “If somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d tell ’em what to do with the pole.”

?????

No, he could not have, could he? I’m reading this on just about every major news site… I’m flumaxed.  All of the back and forth I’m reading is about this being a racist comment, which is certainly not a big stretch, but I’ve got a bigger problem with the statement.  This is a patently offensive statement (due to the obvious unspoken innuendo) in any …


Open Thread for South Carolina Primary and Nevada Caucus

We will be posting comments here throughout the day today. I’ll be out off-line for a few hours, but will be back. Please feel free to leave comments here throughout today regarding the polling.

11:00 AM ET: Today is a big day. Sister Toldjah notes that the weather in South Carolina is wintry and may keep voting numbers down and that Ron Paul is getting as desperate as Kucinich has been by asking, at the last minute, for the Nevada Caucus to be delayed due to “inconsistencies”.

2:00 PM ET: Apparently based on exit polling only, NBC has declared Mitt Romney the winner in the Nevada Caucus. Ron Paul, who was the only Republican to do any serious advertising in Nevada, was second, …


If You Live In South Carolina or Nevada, READ THIS!!!

This is a critical day for YOU and the United States. You can make a critical statement for conservative values today by voting for FRED THOMPSON. See the link here at our site, here at Fred’s site., and view the message from Fred below. You won’t be sorry because Fred stands out ahead and above the others as a man of principle, stability, conservative values and a strong United States. Vote for Fred at your primary or caucus today!

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Hat Tip to BitsBlog for the Youtube video.…


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