Is any Republican ready for the consequences of having defeated the black messiah?
At the end of the long colloquy between James P. and me on an issue of interest only to presidential triviasts, I said that Romney would probably have the best chance to defeat Obama, and James wrote:
The rage, hate, and insanity that characterized the Dean enthusiasts will emerge full-force against the candidate who takes on Obama, and will be doubled if he wins. The Republican candidate will have to have a very strong character to withstand that hate and to govern effectively. Does Romney want to win badly enough to go down in history as “the man who defeated the First Black President”? If he wins, will Romney spend his entire time trying to appease liberal rage by governing as a liberal and stamping the GOP label on high taxes, amnesty, carbon regulation, more largesse for blacks, etc.?To which I replied:
Daniel H. in Seattle writes:
Forgive me if I skimmed through your long discussion with James P. about the notion of insiders vs. outsiders, but my senses perked up again at the very end. James points out how much vitriol will be spewed at whoever wins the nomination—no matter what he says or does—and you ask “Would any of them have the fortitude to withstand the hate you are talking about?”Nile McCoy writes:
“The rage, hate, and insanity that characterized the Dean enthusiasts will emerge full-force against the candidate who takes on Obama, and will be doubled if he [or she] wins.”
Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 03, 2011 04:10 PM | Send