Why would Caprio want Obama's endorsement anyway?
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But on the Republican side and cannibalism (since you've commented on the Democratic side), I see something that could be classified as political connablism too.
I was thinking of a few districts where Tea Party candidates have ousted a well liked conservative and have actually increased the chances the Republicans will loose.
I am NOT saying that applies to all Tea Party winners. But by polls, opinions, surveys, etc., there are districts the Republican (even an incumbent in a couple I believe) had a large positive rating district/state wide and was replaced by a more conservative Tea Party candidate that is running at a much less rating overall.
Personally, I distrust anyone on either extreme.
not passing your litmus test is not really a Republican, or not really a conservative.
My point was a Republican that was favored to win a district was defeated in the primaries by a Tea Party candidate that is too conservative to appeal to 51% of the likely voters.
Now, does that mean I think all Tea Party candidates are radical extreme conservatives? No. Are some running that seem too out of line with my views and the general public? Yes.
But the point is, though perhaps only a few, there are districts that were expected to be Republican now in doubt.
Tell me, you rather see a "Rockefeller Republican" elected or a Democrat? in your case, any Democrat.
I'd be more likely to vote for a moderate of any party than an extremist of any stripe.
By the way, what is your definition of a "Rockefeller Republican"?
When he was in power...he wasn't responsible for anything...now, he's just a bad memory for some, you want to blame him for stuff he couldn't have done?
Maybe you miss him...I heard he has a new book out...be advised, he says he does not intend being back in the limelight for long.
So he might appreciate not mentioning him in SE as he wants to keep a low profile.