GOP needs to tune out ‘pontificators’

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    GOP needs to tune out ‘pontificators’

    Huntman spot on and he would have won.

     

    Jon Huntsman: Tune out "pontificators"

    Jon Huntsman criticized what he called the 'media elite' of the right. | Reuters

    By KEVIN ROBILLARD | 11/12/12 7:50 AM EST

    "If we used all that energy spent on the president's birth certificate or tax reform or on Afghanistan, we'd be in a much difference place today,"the former Utah governor said on MSNBC's Morning Joe. "We do have, you know, some pontifcators in our party, we have a media elite in a sense on the right, they're making millions and millions of dollars talking about all the incendiary aspects of public policy. We need solutions as opposed to people in search of a larger audience. I don't know how you go about incentivizing solutions, but that is where the party needs to go."

    In the wake of an election where conservatives routinely accused independent pollsters of skewing their results and right-wing pundits missed election predictions by broad margins, some Republicans are questioning their party's reliance on Fox News and other conservative outlets.

    And Huntsman, whose own bid for the GOP nomination as a moderate ended not long after the New Hampshire primary, said the party should have embraced comprehensive immigration reform long ago.

    "If during the Bush administration we had been successful with immigration reform, Mitt Romney would be president today."  Huntsman said.

     

     
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    Re: GOP needs to tune out ‘pontificators’

    But here's the rub.  Evangelicals are highly organized and motivated - they vote.  They also make political contributions.  If you want to win the nomination, you got to court the Evangelicals.  McCain who had criticized Evangelicals in 2000 kissed their behinds in 2008.

     

     
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    Re: GOP needs to tune out ‘pontificators’

    In response to DirtyWaterLover's comment:

    But here's the rub.  Evangelicals are highly organized and motivated - they vote.  They also make political contributions.  If you want to win the nomination, you got to court the Evangelicals.  McCain who had criticized Evangelicals in 2000 kissed their behinds in 2008.

     




    Just like the left must cater to the groups who want the USA to be a nanny state!

     
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    Re: GOP needs to tune out ‘pontificators’

    Until we have more then just two parties the party activists, who are the more extreme elements, will always have too much control over the primary choices.

     
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