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Moderation in High DemandPosted Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 6:34 PM
With the recent announcement by Rick Santorum that he was suspending his election campaign (aka dropping out of the race) the last "true" conservative is now gone from the presidential campaign. We are now left with Mitt Romney who has shown in the past that he will support ANY position just so long as he believes it will get him votes (be that conservative or liberal positions), Newt Gingrich who has claimed be the only "true" conservative in the race from the beginning, but take a look at his Congressional record and that is really hardly the case. He is conservative in some areas but not all, and Ron Paul who is certainly a fiscal conservative in some aspects but can hardly be called conservative in social arenas.
What this proves to me (and it has something I have stated publicly on this site before) is that this is neither a liberal or conservative country. It is a moderate country. Most voters typically tend to be moderates across the board. They will tend to have some liberal or conservative beliefs but for the most part they are moderates.
I have long considered myself outside of the political spectrum of most Americans (as most of you are apt to remind me from time to time) but because most of the readers of my blog identify themselves as being conservative (or in some cases very conservative) I do take it upon myself to remind you that you are just as on the outside of most Americans politically as I am.
I did state at the beginning that there are still technically three Republicans remaining in the race for their primary but really it is Romney's to lose. Newt has the best chance to mount any sort of momentum against Romney but considering that he is having issues getting on the Nevada ballot since his $500 check bounced there are serious questions about how much longer he has to to in this race.
I have a strong feeling that we are about to the see Mitt Romney go into general election mode fairly soon. One thing that we can all expect is that he will quickly be changing his position on many of the stances he has taken thus far in an effort to make himself appear more moderate.
The question that is left is that is it too late for him to mount a serious election threat to Obama. Recent polls are not favorable to him, but it is still a long road to November so we will just have to wait and see.
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