Saturday, December 25, 2010

2012 Republican presidential hopefuls getting a jump on the Tea Party courtship

This is one of the major flaws within our political system. We have people who will say not what they mean, but what they think you want them to mean. It seems our political leaders, or our wanna be political leaders lose faith in themselves and their message, or do they even have a message? Do they speak from their gut, their heart...or is it all one big campaign speech right from the get-go? It appears that way to me. Maybe it has something to do with the length of the campaigns? What is it...a minimum of 2 years that we put up with the same stories they think we wanna here? Maybe in that 2 years they totally lose themselves and we end up with some political drone. Are there any politicians out there that haven't lost themselves, that haven't been turned into some political zombie.....I think so, a handful maybe? Dennis Kucinich totally pops into my head as someone whom has always stayed on message and true to himself. I know I need to completely reevaluate how I consider who I would like to vote for, and not get sucked up into the political vacuum of nothingness.
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2012 Republican presidential hopefuls getting a jump on the Tea Party courtship

Three potential Republican contenders for the 2012 presidential
nomination would have higher hurdles to clear to win the Tea Party
vote in the primary, leaders of the movement say.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Arkansas Gov. Mike
Huckabee and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich each are met with a
degree of suspicion by Tea Partiers, and all three have taken early
steps to address those voters’ concerns.

And Republicans — particularly those whose relationship with the
grassroots activists isn't the coziest — are mindful of the Tea
Party’s potential impact, and seem to be operating with an eye toward
that base.
Gingrich's personal history and occasional alliances with high-profile
Democrats also have prompted concern among some conservatives; during
the past two years, he partnered with the Rev. Al Sharpton on an
education initiative and with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) on
climate change.

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