My Take on Larry's Take "Making Conservatism Look Bad"
Larry starts off with a false assumption...
"It has always been a struggle to find a spokesman for conservatism".
Wrong, unless you consider the normal process of selecting elected officials as "a struggle", but he didn't say elected official did he, he said "Spokesman"... and again that would be wrong.
Rush Limbaugh by sheer ratings and numbers alone been the clear un-challenged spokesman for conservatism for nearly 20 years now. The fact that he is the most listened to radio talk show on the airwaves to this very day is testimony to the fact that there has been no struggle whatsoever to find a spokesman for conservatism. Larry may not like Limbaugh, but that would not change the fact.
Other spokesmen for conservatism are Newt Gingrich, Duncan Hunter, Mitt Romney, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and the list goes on and on. There are plenty of spokes-women as well Larry... Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter... Lynne Cheney, (no not Meagan McCain) even the former head of a NOW in CA Tammy Bruce... but I digress.
Larry goes on to clarify...
"Trying to determine who would best be able to win against the Democrats and then President Obama has been a challenge."
..."Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Sarah Palin, and Mark Sanford have all been mentioned. John Ensign was even thrown into the mix, now and again."
The election was last November, Obama has been in office 6 months dude and you are upset that Republicans haven't already had their primaries and picked a candidate for 2012?
C'mon man.. are you for real? Sanford? Ensign?
"One by one, they seem to be going by the way side. Senator Ensign was discovered to have had an affair with one of his staffers and from all indications, it appears he tried to buy her and her husband off to keep the affair out of the public view. Governor Palin has since her own troubles in Alaska and we all know full well the troubles Governor Mark Sanford has been having in South Carolina."
Larry... Ensign and Sanford were not even on the radar until their scandal's broke. The frontrunners are as popular as they were. In spite of continued attacks by the left, Palin remains just as popular in the latest poll (that you hate to mention) like 72% approval with Republicans and Romney is just as popular as he ever was. You gotta stop believing everything you read over at daily kos Larry.
"Conservative Republicans are having a rough time of it right now, trying to find their footing among a party that seems to be bent on going more and more moderate."
Actually Larry, if you look at the polls and numbers, it is Democrats who are having a rough time of it right now in the public eye. Are you kidding, trillions in spending and run-away government... Republicans are looking better and better every day... scandal or no scandals in the voters eyes. Just look around you instead of believing what the government run media and moveon.org are telling you man.
Hold Democrats and liberals to the same standard you hold Republicans and conservatives to and the country will be fine in 2010 and 2012. By repeating the false premises and inaccuracies you have gotten elsewhere, your post actually just seems designed to make conservatism look bad, but I'll give ya' the benefit of the doubt that wasn't your intent.
Hope this helps cheer you up Larry, glad to help.