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Hang Together or Hang Alone, Republicans

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There’s one sure way for Republicans and conservatives to lose the 2012 presidential election — split over who their presidential nominee will be, and fail to go all-out to support the winner.

People keep asking me, “What would your father, Ronald Reagan, do?” The answer is easy. No matter who the nominee is, he or she would get his support. After all, his famous “11th Commandment” demanded that Republicans support their party’s nominee, no matter who he or she might be.

He certainly would have supported John McCain in 2008. Tragically, if the party of Ronald Reagan had followed what would have been his lead, John McCain — not Barack Obama — would the president of these United States today. If Obama is not to be re-elected in 2012, Republicans need to get their act together, decide on a nominee, and back him or her to the hilt.

Let’s look at some flaws of the current frontrunners. Both Romney and Perry, like the rest of us, have their share of flaws — Perry for having signed an executive order to inoculate 12-year-old girls against HPV, and signing a bill to provide in-state tuition to illegal aliens.

As for Mitt Romney, his membership in the Mormon church has earned the hostility of some Christians, and his institution of so-called Romneycare when he was governor of Massachusetts has been questioned by many conservatives.

As things stand now, either Perry or Romney will be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. Republicans will be obliged to support the winner if we can hope to win the presidential election, no matter the flaws.

It’s important to recall that Ronald Reagan outraged some Republicans when as California’s governor he raised taxes and signed an abortion bill and became the first California governor to sign a no-fault divorce law Despite all this, he still went on to become the greatest U.S. president of our lifetime.

If he were alive today and we were to nominate him in 2012, I wonder which wing of the GOP his opponents would come from.

Regardless of the outcome of such a confrontation, Republicans will have to either hang together or hang alone.

Should either Romney or Perry win the GOP presidential nomination, we are either going to support the winner in the November election or watch Barack Obama win a second term. Republicans simply can’t afford to be bystanders in 2012.

Put it this way: Who do you hope will be the president when 2013 dawns: Barack Obama or a Republican? The answer is clear, whether our nominee is Romney or Perry or even someone else, such as Michele Bachmann.

Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of “The New Reagan Revolution” (St. Martin’s Press, 2011). He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com.

©2011 Mike Reagan. Mike’s column is distributed exclusively by: Cagle Cartoons, Inc., newspaper syndicate.

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  • Retired USAF MSgt

    The debate is now…who will be the nominee.

    Once that is decided it’s all all about eliminating Obama from the White House.

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have Obama defeated more soundly than any canditate in US history?

    • daves

      So much for integrity.

    • American With A birth Certificate…

      Integrity daves right? Transparency was obama’s promise. c-span obama promised,posting bills on the internet obama promised,cut the debt in half obama promised.Cross the aisle to republicans obama promised.No new taxes for those who make less than 250k obama promised.Okay,I can go on but you get the point. daves,lets start with Integrity,okay. obama promised to have the most Transparent administration ever,right? okay,show your sealed college records and be Transparent. Show us all a real birth certificate.About that social security number,we all have only one except obama. Why no c-span? The debt has almost double since obama and where’s the reduction he promised in the debt. jobs he said would be top priority. Okay,back to Integrity. obama promised to have the most Transparent administration ever daves,that was obama’s own words… Transparency means nothing hidden,open for all to see,Transparency daves,lets see obama’s college records and lets see them now. How about the cost to tax payers for michelles highend vacations? Transparency daves Transparency. Will you still vote obama after all his broken promises daves?Integrity daves. If you have Integrity you will make obama do as he promised or you would not ever vote for that person again,right? Integrity daves. Transparency remember?If democrat voters had Integrity then obama would not get a single vote. Except for yours daves.No more obama and no more obama lies and no more lack of obama Integrity.

    • American With A birth Certificate…

      Why moderate Integrity,unless this site has none.

    • http://facebook Ruby Franks

      Yes someone with a birth ncertificate

    • bob in ga

      he is the most tranparent…you can see clear through is bonifides.

    • http://www.judegoss.com Carol S Key

      There are places for people like you: the New York Post, the LA Times, the Huffington Post, etc. However, this site is for THINKING Americans and your comments are never appreciated (I always note a lot of negative comments).

      I’m not saying you have to go, just give us a respite from the liberal blabbing we hear way too often. To be so unappreciated is sad so go where you will be embraced: the aforementioned rags.

    • Whackajig

      huffpuss is perfect for daves. He fits in perfectly with the liberlosers there.

    • Mary Buehrig

      Michelle Bachmann has expressed most clearly of all the candidates those principles most of us endorse and want to be the Republican platform. When will we be ready to elect the person most qualified and passionate about this country instead of worrying so much about gender? Add Sarah to the team, and you will have two qualified, experienced people who have all the credentials to be elected except the backing of some males who care more about keeping the boys club alive than doing what is best for the country. Add Connie Rice, and what a powerhouse we could move into the White House, and really do some good for the country instead of just doing what is best for themselves.

    • http://none Deb

      Michelle is certainly a good spokesman for many American values. One major problem is she has voted twice this year to extend the Patriot act provisions that make the requirement for reasonable cause for search & seizure a thing of the past. This gives the feds enormous power. I think we’d all agree after the last three years, that’s the last thing we should want.

    • CE

      “…two qualified, experienced people…” pray tell me how?

      If either of these two excellent ladies are on the ticket, that would guarantee the Obamanation’s re-election.

    • Maggie McC

      I fear there is no way Americans will elect two women to the top positions, no matter how great they are. Not yet.

    • http://www.reformdc.com nax777

      This is not a one man show!
      This is what Libs do Michael and you can see what that gets us. You can strap two different party hats on two sharks and they will both eat you when you jump in the water. Not going to support the best con and will watch as people jump in the water but will only help those that get back out on their own.

      Ten million, 20 million, 30 million, 40 million… Hello Sharia flag, for English please press 2!

      http://www.reformdc.com
      P.S. Did you vote this week at “you cut”? http://majorityleader.gov/YouCut/

    • Dano in Texas

      I will vote for the GOP nominee, even if it is Daffy Duck!

      P.S. Daves is a liberal plant.

    • MrInterpid

      Carefull about feeding liberal trolls Dano. Daves will start cutting and pasting all usual liberal garbage and call it “facts”

    • http://AOL Ellen

      Me too. And Donald Duck would be a better president than the egomaniac we have now.

    • James Barrs

      It is going to be very hard to outdo the massacre that President Carter suffered at the hands of President Reagan. We can only cross our fingers & hope. Oh yes, it probably wouldn’t hurt to show up at the polls in massive numbers in Nov 2012. I agree with Mr Reagan. I support Mrs Palin as my 1st choice, but if they nominate Mrs Collins, I would vote for her. Almost anyone other than the present resident of the White House.

    • http://Justgettingolder charles Campo

      See if tops George McGovernless. Massaclueless and DC. Just hope all the kids and libs wake up and put down the Cruel Aid

    • yard-dog

      Tell me lifer USAF

      Did you also boo US Army Steven Hill when you saw him on Fox last night speaking from Iraq?

      Did he turn you’re Homophobia stomach when he spoke? Did he make you throw up on your last VHS take of “Full Metal Jacket”?

      Did you say a prayer to your god you hope he comes home in a body bag because of his life style?

    • yard-dog

      Morgan Freeman to CNN’s Piers Morgan: The Tea Party is racist

    • yard-dog

      Morgan Freeman must know Wackajig

    • Maggie McC

      I sincerely hope that if Paul is the Republican nominee he chooses a VP from the other candidates now running. I also pray that if he is NOT the nominee his supporters will vote for whichever Republican is and not go off and pout. That or Paul running as an Independent will bring us four more and much worse years of the Obama nightmare. Please THINK about that.

  • Tom

    I agree whole-heartedly. I think that Republicans have their focus wrong. They are giving the liberal media ammunition every time they argue among themselves. They need to get focused on one solid plan to solve the problems then stand united with a single message – “Here is our solution for Obama’s mess”. Without a solution and without unity they play into the hands of the media and the nations discontent with congress and politicians in general. I understand the pros of the debate process (candidates proving themselves, etc.) but right now people hate the way that every issue is politicized. They want solutions that affect their ability to work and build a future. There is tolerance for listening to politicians bash one another. Solutions and unity are the answer they want right now.

  • Tom

    – I meant — “There is no tolerance for listening to politicians bash one another.”

  • ARMYOF69

    I shall vote for hussein’s dog , if he runs against him.Just anyone but hussein.

    • ARMYOF69

      And I hope he takes a chunk out his arse

    • Whackajig

      Evidentally, if you say Koon, you will be moderated.

  • dfrank

    Thanks Michael for pointing out that even the greatest among our presidents could not please all the people all the time. And, you could not be more on target than to say that if a republican does not become president in 2012, it will be because we republicans simply are not bright enough to accept that we might not get exactly what we want every time.

    It would be a real tragedy if our stubbornness caused us to get exactly what we do not want — four more years of speeches.

    • Coverrt1970

      The matter of a solidified Republican Party to defeat Obama and many more democrats; and get this country back on the right path to financial and international respect. It’s not about the Tea Party it’s about a joint effort, some give and take is the only answer and not every person will get all that he or she wants but about compromise and the comncerted effort of a joined republican effort to take back power,get rid of Big Government and more spend and
      Tax Government !

    • azwayne

      Couldn’t be more wrong, this is totally absurd and reason america has been destroyed. BLIND PARTY politics, is asinine. We’ have RINOS taking up conservative spaces, he wants us to pick one of two evils, just as bad as Mccain and it will NOT happen. If the Republican party wants to operate this way, ok to their DEMISE, Perry and Romney are bothe RINOS, Bilderber gpicked and supported, we’re not agreeing to NWO. This TWO party system has given us the mose CORRUPT, incompetent Congress in our 200 plus years. I don’t care if terms are not adequate or what journalists propaganda needs to do but this is all wrong. Bush had total Republican Congress for few years, what did we get, NOTHING GOOD. It takes more than picking R’s and D’s. Get off your butts and find candidates with morals common sense. There will be 5 (FIVE) presidemntial parties this year, this is happening because the 2 parties have FAILED.

    • Karen

      I could not agree more. We must find a better candidates. Perry and Romney are not them. Why should we settle for inferior? There is someone out there that we all can get behind. Stop settling for second best.

    • Whackajig

      Who do you think that Perry and Romney are inferior to?

      Irrespective of the candidate selected as the Republican nominee, it is that person who we must all support, or we help o-vomit get re-elected.

    • Blackfoot

      There is only one problem with your way of thinking. If there are more than two parties the Democrats will win, and we will get BO.

    • USPatriot

      I agree that Romney and Perry are the Bilderberg picks of the day. More slowly but there will be still headed for global regional governance and a pantheistic society. There is a growing coalition of tea party patriots that will WRITE IN A CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE RATHER THAN ANY RINO. If the Republicans want in, they had better have a primary of the top 5. So far Bachmann and Paul have a huge following despite MSM reports to the contrary.

    • dfrank

      Patriot, it would be hard to come up with a worse idea than what you seem to propose. I simply can not believe that any significant portion of the Tea Party will devolve into a fringe of thumb sucking cry-babies who will throw away, all the effort and resources the rest of us have invested just to accommodate such mindless logic.

      We’re involved in an election, man, not a shakedown operation. Do you really think Paul or Bachmann would attempt to throw all we’ve accomplished in the toilet just because they are not chosen as the standard bearer? Surely you must be able to see that if that is the best they can inspire in their followers, they would be disastrous choices.

      Probably most of us were told in our youth that you could tell a person’s character by the company they keep. Haven’t you figured out yet that it is the actions of the people who support Ron Paul who have done him more harm than good? I might not like some of his positions; but, I sure as Hell don’t dislike them as much as I do someone trying to strong arm me in to voting for him.

      Why don’t you run some of this kind of crap past him and get his opinion before posting it? Gotta feeling you might get an ear full. Geez!!!

    • Whackajig

      obungle also had a huge following, look where that got us.

    • Robert

      More like four more years of Marxist advancement. BHO, if re-elected, will not serve out his full term in my estimation. We need to be all over his endorsement of the company that got $525 million of our dollars when they knew they were going to go bankrupt. Put that together with the Fast and Furious crime on the Mexican border and you will have him pinned to the wall. Also expose what Obama Care will cost this nation ie: we the ordinary citizens and tax payers.

    • Whackajig

      Robert, do not fall into the trap of thinking that o-vomit’s supporters see his misdeads as bad things. They do not mind anything he does as long as they receive their food stamps.

    • Dean

      Even worse, four nore years of radical socialism

    • distressed

      It’s not just empty speeches that we are worried about. It is the destruction of the Constitution, state’s rights, American rights, and the downfall of America. They hate America and have laid plans to destroy it.

    • David A. VanBockel, MD

      Well said, “Distressed”. I therefore recommend that we all get behind the Republican nominee, even if a RINO. “A journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step.”

    • ARMYOF69

      If a RINO is selected by the GOP , I shall be truly pissed off, but I will still for that person, unfortunately.

    • Dolores Tamoria

      Our Candidate to run against Obama will be derived by our Convention and Our Representatives who are expected to act based upon their constituants views. In the end we will have a worthy Candidate and we WILL COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT HIM OR HER.
      Keep your eyes and ears open and our powder dry.

  • http://www.patriotactionnetwork.net Shane

    I agree, we must unite after the GOP candidate is selected or Obama will win again. Let’s stop all this talk about third party candidates, as the last time we had a serious third party candidate, Ross Perot, Clinton won the election.

  • Sonny

    I agree,whoever the Republican candidate is we should support them over the Socialist Obama.

    Don’t forget, he will need lots of help from the House and Senate also to correct the mess Obama has made. I believe for the first time in my life I will vote straight Republican.

  • Sergeant Major White Owl (TEAPUBLICAN) Extreme Far Right Conservative

    Republican vs Tea Party; it really is not vs, it really is a difference of what movement; tea party wanting big change and RNC business as usual. These two movements are not hurting our chances of getting the white house back. They are just creating a debate that is making the party better. What party you ask, I call it the TEAPUBLICAN party. Teapublicans have the basic tennants that describe a republican but thay want those tennants practiced by those we put in office to represent us. Simply put, the canidate a teapublican puts in office, reflects what his constituants want.

    • Tyrannosaurus Rex

      Right on Extreme Far Right Conservative brother. I am much harder on the GOP/RNC than you are. I want the GOP/RNC to join with us. I however do not believe that will happen. They have become part and parcel of the washington establishment. We need a cadre of Patriots to replace them.

    • Dolores Tamoria

      The Tea Party is mainly comprised of Constitutionalist Republicans we will take back our Party representative of its founding basis. It will take time but we will get rid of the Old Guard RINO’s. We have already started and WE WILL SUCCEED.

  • DOODAH56

    It is strange to me, some will not vote for Romney because of His Mormon Religion, however, it didn’t stop anyone for voting
    for Obummer with His Muslim Religion. He says He is a Christian yet He canceled the
    National Day of Prayer and honored Ramadan.
    Remember people worried about JFK being Catholic. We are a Judeo Christian Country.
    None of our Judeo Christian Religions are out
    to take over the world as are the Muslims.

    • USPatriot

      It’s because he is a socialist RINO and not a conservative that we don’t want him. Do not judge a book by his cover. He is handsome and glib. So was Obama and look what we got. RESEARCH YOUR CANDIDATE!

    • James Barrs

      You are correct in your assement of him, but he is still definitely far preferrable to what we have now.

    • distressed

      Totally right. Their plan is to colonize and conquer, just as they are trying to do all over the world. If people are tired of the tyranny and the living conditions where they are from, why are they trying to bring them here. Leave Sharia law where you came from. It has NO PLACE in AMERICA.

  • KenM

    I am in total agreement with Michael. None of the candidates are perfect, but all are far superior to Obama. We must support the nominee, no matter what. I would vote for Bugs Bunny against Barrack Obama! In fact, Bugs had a word for Obama. He once said,”What a ‘maroon’!”

    • http://facebook Ruby Franks

      Bugs Bunny can’t run

  • ACT

    I have traditionally voted Republican, but I will not vote for a party anymore. I will not vote for McCain or Perry. So if that’s the only choices; if I can’t vote for someone I can approve and trust; then I just won’t vote. As far as I am concerned, any one of the aforementioned candidates is about as bad as the other. They don’t know what they’re doing, or they’re seriously making wrong choices which I cannot and will not support.

    • James Barrs

      I am extremely conservative but I have to disagree with you. A NO VOTE is almost the same as pulling the lever for Obama. I will never be guilty of having helped to elect or re-elect him. I strongly urge EVERYONE to do the same as I and follow Mr Reagan’s lead. We can do it slowly if needed although I would prefer a more speedy return to the way we used to be & need to be again.

    • http://facebook Ruby Franks

      amen

    • R R

      Hi Act,

      The real question here is: is obama worth voting against, or not? If not, then don’t vote for the imperfect republican. I think obama is definitely worth voting against.

  • Ernest

    The only difference between Obama and the establishment Republicans is how Quick they take us to Hell. Vote for Herman Cain or Ron Paul they have won several straw polls. We need to break the Lib. Republicans.

    • Mark in LA

      Unfortunately these people are too stupid to understand this.

      These idiots think that Obama is ruining the economy and once some Republican gets in, everything will be wonderful again. The economy is broken after 30 years of stupid policies that slowly bled the middle class dry and came to a head under GWB but were hidden by the housing bubble and easy credit.

      If you want the Republican party to change don’t vote for Republicans who are going to serve up the same old crap.

  • Ltjg

    I like all the candidates. Each of theme have strengths and weaknesses. Anyone of them would be fine with me as long as Obama is defeated. I have my favorites just like everyone else. Chances are my favorite or your favorite is not going to make it. When push comes to shove, I do not care who goes against Obama as long as everyone stays unified in the common goal of getting him out in 2012,…if we can survive that long. What I see on this Post are many unhappy supporters, some even claiming not to vote if their choice does not win. Some wish a third party vote that will assure a victory for Obama. Support your favorite up till the end but be prepared to come together if the results do not turn out exactly the way you had hoped. Obama must be a one term President. Lets focus on his defeat and our recovery no matter what.

    • Dolores Tamoria

      You are 100% correct.

  • Ltjg

    Oh Brother, here we go again. Another time out.

    • Jackie

      Sure gets old, doesn’t it?

    • Ltjg

      Sure does Jackie and I write the contact center every day several times. You would think it gets old for them too.

    • Jackie

      So do I, and my last email was last night after an adult beverage (or two) and was pretty scathing so I’m amazed my above comment ever showed up at all today.

    • Whackajig

      Do you actualy think that they give an obama?

  • molly

    IT IS EASY TO TELL A TRUE HEARTED AMERICAN.
    THAT PERSON WILL LEAD A FIGHT FOR AMERICA- IN EVERY WAY, AND DEFEND THIS COUNTRY AGAINST IT’S ENEMIES.THAT LEADER WILL RALLEY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE- AND THIS IS WHERE WE NEED TO BE.
    TED TURNER- TAVIST SMILEY
    NOW THIS IS A DYNAMIC DUO!-EITHER WAY THAT YOU LINE THEM UP!

    • MrInterpid

      It’s hard for me to come up with words nasty enough for ted “communist to the core” turner. His head should be removed and jammed on to a pike for public display. Who the H&&& is tavist smiley?

  • Jim

    “United we stand,divided we fall”. I agree with the article that we must be united. Obama and mules want us to be divided and be vulnerble to his lies and evil chicago political tricks. Obama won last time by rallying all evil illegal people to go to poles and break the laws and he still is doing the same thing now. American people by staying united we can defeat the evil,immoral,lying,controlling Democratic polititions that are trying to take over our nation and taking our rights away from us. Stop them now by mass communication to promote people to get out to vote to overcome Obama and mules. Take immediate action and effort to this purpose of preserving your freedom to vote and have freedom from Obama and Democratic rule. Don’t take the defeated attitude and sit on you butts!

    • USPatriot

      ANYONE THAT DOESN’T BELIEVE THE PROGRESSIVES ARE IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ARE NAIVE. WE MUST BE MORE VIGILANT OR OUR COUNTRY IS DONE FOR.

  • ExArmyMP

    Michael Reagan hits the nail on the head. “The perfect is the enemy of the good”. That means that, despite flaws, ANY of the leading Republican candidates is better than Obama. As has been said, “I would vote for a frozen orange juice can over Obama”.

  • ExArmyMP

    Obama and the Democrats keep talking about “the Tea Party this, and the Tea Party that”. They are trying to get non-Tea Party-Republicans to turn against the Tea Party (and to forget that the Tea Party is the reason the Republicans now hold the House of Representatives). Republicans of all stripes should not fall for this ill-disguised attempt to split the Republican Party.

    • Tyrannosaurus Rex

      If we want solidarity the republicrats must join with the Tea Paty Patriots. At this point the republicrats are hostile to the Tea Party. Down the Republicrats, up the Tea Party.

  • Rick

    “What would your father, Ronald Reagan, do?”

    Obvious.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yuzMYIXhTE

    No other candidate(crook) will get my support.

  • Gloria Wedemeyer

    I have loved both of the two previous debates. However, I was annoyed at them being so vicious toward each other. The only ones they should be attacking are the democrats, who havehelped put us in this mess. Newt was the only one who had the guts to say it. Why don’t the deocrats admit they are socialists. And the woman running against Scott Brown betstowed how wonderful the public workers are. I thought the top earners already paid their fair share. The way she came across is that all workers should be public employees and that the entrepeneurs had little to do with the country. What would the country be like if all workers were public workers, then no one would have to pay any taxes and then where would. I think the private sector could do better with running the country than any politician.

  • ARMYOF69

    Seriously folks, it has to be none other than Michele Bachmann, hopefully reaching out to Sarah Palin.

    • Ronald J Logue

      Right now, everyone running in the primary must be vetted to the enth degree, and if they have skeletins in their closets we need to bring them out, because if we do not then the Obama media and obama lackies will. We will certainly vote for the outcome of a very stringent primary, but do not think for a moment that we need to back off in these primaries, because Obama will not in the General election.

    • USPatriot

      And if they cannot find any skeletons, they will invent some. Perry has lots of them so expect and onslaught. Perry has been attending bilderberg conferences 2007-2011. I will not support anyone on CFR, TC or Bilderberger.

    • James Barrs

      If he is the Republican nominee & you don’t support him then you are casting a vote for Obama by default. If you can live with that on your conscience, then by all means, stay home on election day. I would prefer Herman Cain or Sarah Palin but if the Republican party nominates Susan Collins, I will FULLY support her over President Obama. There is only 1 logical choice on election day. ANY REPUBLICAN NOMINEE OVER BARACK OBAMA!!!!!!

    • http://patriotupdate.com/articles/hang-together-or-hang-alone-republicans?replytocom=286682#respondcom/11397/u-s-sued-over-michelles-secretive-family-outing?replytocom=244950#respond Syd

      I agree that it is counter productive for contenders to point fingers at each other. But, when you say it “has to be Bachman”, you are doing exactly the opposite of what the article says. We must have a winner and all stand behind the choice. Obama already has ACORN, the unions, the blacks, the Jews and the media going for him….no matter what happens to the economy or Israel, etc.If we split, he’s in for sure.

    • USPatriot

      Publically, blacks will not stand up because of some peer pressure, but I can tell you they are largely fed up with Obama. Jews are changing their minds about him. Educate about Sharia Law coming to destroy our rights and you will find LOTS of voters. And Latinos (except those in the drug business) are really Republicans. They work hard and want to keep their money. Under Obama we will all be slaves with no freedoms.

    • http://patriotupdate.com/articles/hang-together-or-hang-alone-republicans?replytocom=286957#respond Syd

      I would love to agree with you, Patriot. However, not many people read and what they read/hear leaves out anything abt Muslim danger. Blacks are still behind him and I disagree about Latins. Cubans are Repubs but not Mexicans. Their California brethren have coached them as to what’s in it for them if the Dems are in.And,Obama is definitely schmoozing them every chance he gets.

    • http://WindowsInternetExplorer Ruth Begnaud

      The people of Australia knew how to handle those who were trying to change their laws–“If you do not like our laws, here’s the front door-get out!”

    • Whackajig

      You think Bachmann and Palin swing that way? I thought they were straight.

  • mad as hell

    the tea party will not support anymore BILDERBERGER selected rinos. both Perry and
    Romney have been hand picked by this One world government group. I will only vote for a true conservative and patriot.ITS THE ONLY WAY TO SAVE AMERICA! The entire old gaurd makes me sick! mAY godhelp us all!

    • James Barrs

      I am a member of the Tea Party & couldn’t disagree with you any more than I do right now. I dont want a Rhino either, but 1 of them is preferrable to what we have now. I don’t want either Perry or Romney but either 1 will get my vote if nominated. At this point, a non vote is the same as a vote for the re-election of President Obama. I, for 1, don’t want that on my conscience.

  • Spoony

    It would be nice if we could pick all the good points of each candidate and roll them into one person; but alas, perfection is not to be found.

    Therefore, we must pick one that has as many good points as possible and run with it; hoping that the candidate’s good points will be adequate to withstand the pressures of the office and become a strong leader.

    My president would be one who abides by the Constitution,has morale courage,integrity, honesty,fairness in judgement,a strong commanding voice,clean, neat, in appearence,steel in the spine,iron in his/her words,not afraid to growl at our enemies, and sharp teeth with which to bite in case need be, and last but surely not least a Christian.

    • James Barrs

      I think that means ANYONE other than who we have.

  • Dodi

    No third party – we must get obummer out!

  • ARMYOF69

    I would LOVE to see the GOP contenders just telling us what they will do once in power, NOT pointing fingers at each other. That achieves ZERO.

  • am2sweet

    I think the GOP and the Tea Partiers need to get together and find common ground and then support who could get rid of Obama. Putting a women against Obama may not work any better this time then it did before. I’m not sure people are ready for a woman president. I would say vice president though. Meanwhile we don’t need a bunch of republicans/conservatives clouding up things and taking votes from someone who could beat Obama. Then there is the matter of who would go with the Constitution and Bill of Rights instead of wanting to change them. Sure makes it tough knowing who to vote for yet.

    • Tyrannosaurus Rex

      Republicans are not Conservatives. There is little differance between party leaders. We will end up in the same place, the trip will just take longer with the republicrats.

    • James Barrs

      That, at least,gives us a little breathing room. Better a slow down than a super swift ride to hell.

  • Buck

    Michael Reagan , I loved and respected your dad and have a great deal of respect for you , but I am tired of choosing the best candidate over two misfits . I will vote for Michelle Bachmann or Ron Paul even if it has to be written in . No more status quo machine politicians that say everything you want to hear then get in and do nothing to rock the boat .

    • Whackajig

      I am sure that barfup o-vomit will thank you.

  • Speed

    The only four possible Candidates I’d trust to be President/Vice President are Ron Paul,Michele Bachmann,Herman Cain and Sarah Palin. Any of those four,in any combination,would be fine with me. Their track records show that they’d be exactly what America needs to get out of the mess we’ve been dragged into.

  • dago dave

    I agree but I sure would like to see some one in there that is god fearing and 100% for this country and it’s servival.We need some one with GRIT and big kahoonas.I don’t know if we are going to get one. But if it’s a she,I will back her all the way!

  • Tammy

    Looking forward to the GOP debate tonight. Neither Perry or Romney have my vote they are RINO’s in my mind and part of the establishment. Too bad we couldn’t just bundle them all up into one candidate. Didn’t vote for oblamo and would NEVER vote for the usurper.

  • http://adrianvance.blogspot.com Adrian Vance

    An apt warning, but fear not: Republicans will form up and vote for the nominee.

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  • Tyrannosaurus Rex

    I am so far right that Rush is libtard compaired to me. I will not support, mitt or perry. Both of them are bo in white face. Why do you assume republicans are conservatve. The republican leadership is dem. lite, they are republicrats. The leadership has more in common with bo than with conservatives. Up the Tea Party! Down the republicrat party. Let us absorb the republicrats, as distasteful as that is.

  • http://none Deb

    strangely, Perry and Romney are labeled as the ‘front runners’ for Republicans. The winner of each debate I’ve seen has been reluctantly identified by our liberal press as Ron Paul. I would vote for almost anyone but Obama, but look at Rick Perry’s history. He could be just as scary…forced immunizations of teen girls for std’s…??? Come on.

    • Whackajig

      You are a flat our liar. No teen girl was “forced” to have the shots, since an opt out option was available. Are you bright enough to know what “opt out” means? Nah, I guess not.

    • yard-dog

      The law should have been a “opt In”

      but Perry might not had got the big bucks from the pharmaceutical companies if it had been written like that

  • http://none Deb

    check out Michelle Bachman’s recent 2 votes on the Patriot Act!

  • W Smith

    I remember as “We hang together or we hang separately”. Then; at that time words really did have meaning. Our founders risked their lives; their lives, not just a birdie on the 9th green. Our founders risked their fortunes. A number of them were rich and gambled it all. Most were just men of some means; they left themselves no quarter. The odds were great. Against……But today they are held in contempt by all the Kings Men; Come back as the Democrat party. They deny the Liberties of man and all else. They deny the rights of man as granted by God. They advance the STATE to rule over all.

    The current battle is clear. It is the same as before. Again and again man must free himself from the shackles of State. The price of freedom was paid but of our own volition it may be paid again.

  • http://www.judegoss.com Carol S Key

    The Democrat agenda for a Presidential candidate is merely: who can win the election. The Republican agenda has always been: who more clearly supports the platform, is moral, and has a clean record. Obviously the latter is more honorable but has served to elect many a Democratic President and is thus a disservice to America albeit a noble one.

  • Whackajig

    Number one priortiy = defeat obungle. After a nominee is selected, forget your petty whining and crying. It would be a shame to see the Republicans act as stupid as the liberwussies.

  • yard-dog

    Perry was pro choice, Perry helped Al Gore invent the internet, Rick Perry was a card carrying Democrat.

    Go Rick Go.

  • SaneRepublican

    LOL!!!!

    Nice to see that Michael finally admits that his father would not pass the ideological purity test of today’s “Republican” Party.

    LOL!!!

  • Richard M

    I hope it doesn’t come down to that, Michael Reagan. Again, I hate voting for the ‘lesser of two evils’. But, I know in my heart you’re right. No matter who it is, the Repubs better get behind him/her or can you say “four more years for Obama.”

    Slowly, but surely, we’ll be working out of the mess Obama has created for America. I don’t even think we can afford Obama for the next year! He’s done so much damage to our country to this point. But, in any event, no matter what, we have to get Obama out at all costs!

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