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Greg

I agree, I found what Rudy said insightful and logical without being a wild based attack on Democrats and Clinton. This isn't the first time he has done so. And while I disagree with Rudy on some issues (I do not know of anyone that I can agree with 100% of the time) I wonder what do you think are the reasons that he could not be the nomination?

What I am asking, do you think his views on issues such as abortion, gun control, gay people are out of step with the mainstream of the Republican Party? Are these some of the reasons that you feel that would prevent him in gaining the Republican Nomination? It is still years away from the next presidential election, and if Hillary does not run, this may (not sure on Jeb Bush) that a Bush or Clinton have not been on the ballot, but do you see anyone else besides Rudy rising as the top candidate?

Peg

Yep; no candidate I have ever seen where I agree completely on all the issues.

I'm not 100% certain what "mainstream" Republicans are, Greg. Surely there is a subset of Republicans who are strongly pro-choice and adamantly opposed to rights for gays. Yet, I'm not sure if this set is a substantial portion of Republicans - or rather a more vocal and active set of Republicans.

Not sure what the impact is, too, either way.

I do know, however, that at present, the polls show Rudy with the lead - for whatever that is worth!

McCain comes out 2nd in most polls. And - he was a man that I supported firmly in the past. Nevertheless, the passage of McCain-Feingold substantially reduced my support for McCain; I find the bill tremendously objectionable, and unconstitutional.

It will be an intriguing period to see which candidates rise to the top - and what constitutes the heart and soul of the Republican Party. (Yes, Greg; even eeeeeeeevil Republicans do have hearts & souls! :))

Greg

Not sure where the part of evil Republicans come in. My father is registered as a Republican and while we disagree on some things politically there is no way I would label him evil. On the issue of constitional rights, I find nothing more unconstituional then warrentless wiretaps on american citizens.

Peg

Where do we have warrantless wiretaps? Having a computer track the numbers that call other numbers, and select words out is not a wiretap, IMHO.

Greg

Where do we have warrentless wiretaps ?

Right here in the United States. Here is the deal that is being discussed right now. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/25/AR2006092501021.html\

I was not referring to the trolling efforts done by the NSA, the program I was referring to was a different program altogether.

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