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GOP Presidential Candidate Wanted for 2008 - Moderates Need Not Apply
By John W. Lillpop
Nov 19, 2006, 12:26

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As if the November 7 election results were not bad enough, Messrs. John McCain and Rudy Guliani poured salt in those open wounds by announcing that each had authorized an “exploratory committee” to weigh their prospects for the 2008 presidential sweepstakes.

Good grief, hasn’t the GOP suffered enough at the hands of a RINO president and several RINO senators and representatives over the past few years?

Given the fact that McCain is liberal on illegal immigration and coercion of detainees, and Guliani is to the left of center on nearly all major issues, how can either man have any hope of capturing the nomination?

Does the word conservative resonate with anyone these days?

Conservative--you know, the type of bloke or blokess who is pro-life, in favor of lower taxes, hawkish on defense, for secure borders, for deportation of all illegal aliens, pro-traditional family values, pro-death penalty, pro-conservative judges, and pro-Christianity.

Our ideal bloke or blokess should also be anti-illegal immigration, anti-big government, anti-deficit spending, and anti-same sex marriage.

Just where does a jilted conservative look for representation in 2008?

There are several names that sound good: Tom Tancredo, Mitt Romney, Duncan Hunter, and Jeff Sessions to name but a few.

However, the really big question is: Has the time for a viable third party finally arrived? Perhaps a coalition of real conservative Democrats and Republicans can join forces and stage a much-needed political revolution—before those in the liberal and liberal-light camps push the nation into a quagmire of civil upheaval?

John W. Lillpop
San Jose, California

John W. Lillpop is a recovering liberal, "clean and sober" since 1992 when last he voted for a Democrat. Pray for John: He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where people like Nancy Pelosi are actually considered normal!

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