How to separate the Republican sheep from the goats—assuming that there are any sheep

Richard W. writes:

It strikes me that we now have the definitive simple question to ask GOP Presidential candidates to determine if they are actual conservatives, or merely Team Red liberals:

“Do you favor overturning Obama’s “DADT Repeal” and returning to a prohibition on gays serving in the military?”

One can fairly guess that neither Newt, Romney nor Huckabee would answer this question “YES”. (Newt would give some long winded explanation that included quotes from Thomas Jefferson and Cicero. Huckabee would quote the Bible. Romney would answer using MBA doubletalk.

And what of Palin? Well it is at least conceivable that she might say “YES”, which is I think the key to her popularity. Ordinary people who are outraged with this have no problem answering the question simply, and want politicians to do the same.

It would be interesting to apply this test to the second tier candidates like Pence, Thune, and Daniels as well. I don’t know for sure if any would pass, perhaps some readers do.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 23, 2010 05:01 PM | Send

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