Joe Scarborough’s Politico column “GOP gets dose of ‘Wisconsin nice’” will never be read by the average southern conservatives. But, the more positive vibe coming from RNC chairman Reince Preibus, Rep. Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker could be the blueprint for making their policies palatable to moderates and centrists. Yes, Governor Walker is in the middle of a rough budget/union situation but compared to some, these guys are cool people.
President Obama often looks to House Budget Committee chairman Ryan as a conservative with whom the White House can negotiate. For some strange reason, some conservatives were surprised to learn that President Obama doesn’t hate Republicans. Hate takes up so much energy and while the good battles those they see as wrong, we should all remember “…for they know not what they do.”
I stay in trouble with other moderates for watching the GOP presidential field out of the corner of my eye. This mess keeps me up at night because I can’t bring myself to want the GOP nominee to be a candidate who is an easier opponent for the president. What if said candidate actually wins the White House? I might be wrong but I say stack the deck with candidates I can see as president from both parties. That would be nice but nice is a four letter words to those on both political extremes.
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