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Romney / Ryan 2012
DH.Markets yes, Fscism no. Which is where you go whe crony capitalism joins egalitarian populism. Romny no. Obama no. Paul, Perry maybe.
It's not Rick Perry, that's for sure.
The only Republicans candidate who meet that criteria are Gary Johnson who no one really knows, and Ron ("He Whose Name Shall Not Be Mentioned By Good Republicans, Except to Denounce Him") Paul. And of those two, Ron Paul is the only one who just may succeed in spite of the Republican establishment.
I'm advocated a Romney/Ryan ticket. Mitt's up front being all telegenic and executive, and Ryan's in the background providing guiding principles.
I would suggest voting for Ron Paul.
Can't think of a pro-market candidate, but one who doesn't succumb to big business?

cough*** Ron Paul ***cough
The Republican party is basically a 'white' party. Its new found radicalism is based on the fear of losing America to a non white America.

White doesn't just refer to a person's skin. It also refers to a thinking. America has become too diversified and postmodern for Republicans to cope with. They want to go back in time. Ultimately, Republicans will fair badly because of this thinking.

Much of the budget battles Republicans have been waging is in order to cut funding to people who are not like them. It is no coincidence that this is happening at this time, while the White House is occupied by the first 'non-white' president. It follows in the steps of what Sarah Palin said during her campaign, "He is not one of us". That is what is really underlining today's Republican mentality.

Republicans certainly come across a mean-spirited and vindictive to the majority of people. Where did the once compassionate conservatism go, if it ever existed?

The Republican party is basically a 'white' party. Its new found radicalism is based on the fear of losing America to a non white America.

White doesn't just refer to a person's skin. It also refers to a thinking. America has become too diversified and postmodern for Republicans to cope with. They want to go back in time. Ultimately, Republicans will fair badly because of this thinking.

Much of the budget battles Republicans have been waging is in order to cut funding to people who are not like them. It is no coincidence that this is happening at this time, while the White House is occupied by the first 'non-white' president. It follows in the steps of what Sarah Palin said during her campaign, "He is not one of us". That is what is really underlining today's Republican mentality.

Republicans certainly come across a mean-spirited and vindictive to the majority of people. Where did the once compassionate conservatism go, if it ever existed?

Might get some of us Democrats' support as well, but a Republican unbeholden to Big Business, like a Democrat unbeholden to Enviornmentalists Unions and Ethnic Activists, is as rare as chicken with teeth.