Skip to comments.Former U.S. senator Hart says McCain will divide Republicans
Posted on 05/11/2008 7:00:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
LINCOLN, Neb. Former Colorado senator and two-time presidential candidate Gary Hart told Nebraska Democrats that Barack Obama will heal the national party, while John McCain's nomination may cause a rift among Republicans.
"There's a real struggle for the soul of the Republican Party under way," Hart said Saturday before the state Democratic Party's annual Morrison-Exon Day Dinner. About 450 people attended the party's largest fundraising event.
Hart, 71, sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988, and was a U.S. senator from 1975 to 1987.
Hart said the Republican Party is going to find its ties to religious conservatives, neoconservative foreign policy and libertarian taxpayers at odds with its traditional politics a balanced budget, caution in foreign policy and less government interference in private lives.
"Sooner or later," he said, "the very, very deep division of the Republican Party is going to come out."
He said the result will be fewer Republicans voting in November and fewer supporting their party's candidate.
Hart, who was has endorsed Obama, also said the Illinois senator will get the Democratic nomination over Hillary Rodham Clinton and that will be good for the U.S.
"What Hillary Clinton offers is a return to the '90s, while Obama would take us into the 21st century," he said, adding that it's a generational contest with few policy differences between candidates.
"I believe we do need a generational change with a fresh new leader with new supporters offering revolutionary change," he said.
Leave it to Wrong Way Hartpence to get it EXACTLY backwards.
We are in the 21st century. We don't need to be taken.
More monkey business from Sen Hart.
I am going to vote for Barak Hussein Obama, Hart is so wise.
In other words, Europe, here we come.
LOL... didn’t the superdelegates (along with unfortunate monkeybusiness pictures) doom Hart’s campaign in 1984?
Yes, upon his observations and wise counsel, I will vote Obama. Thanks Mr. Hart. /s
What I’m finding increasingly irritating is that Barack Obama and his minions endlessly talk about change, about bringing us into the 21-st century. But WHEN if EVER do you see these turkeys actually talking about what changes they’re talking about?
It’s the most devoid of susbstance mumbo-jumbo I’ve ever heard in my life, and there are apparently enough brainless idiots out there to eat it up and get the man elected.
but when mccccccccccain speaks to la raza
are you going to vote for mcccccccccccain?
He's not wrong on this. This conservative isn't voting for the author of the McCain/Feingold bill. Ain't going to happen. I am not choosing the lesser of two evils on this one, McCain wouldn't even be in a position to be the nominee if he hadn't gotten so much media support over the past 30 years by bashing us over the head with their microphones. At least with Obama admits he holds my basic beliefs in contempt.
The change from a FREE MARKET BASED ECONOMY to a SOCIALIST MARKET BASED ECONOMY and from a republic to a dicatorship!
Bwahahaha. I saw my first operation chaos bumper sticker today. I'm not sure I laughed harder at the bumper sticker or the quote of Mr. Hart.........
WTF does this loser know about the Republican Party?
You gotta give us some RICE (pictures) with that comment.
I want change: I want the border secured & the illegals deported; criminals caught & jailed; students taught English, math, reading & writing; Iran neutralized; ANWR & the Gulf drilled & nuclear power brought back!
He also got pwned by the likes of Walter Mondale.
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