I don't get it. The guy's a good Christian, a family man and faithful husband. He's pro-life, pro-second amendment, a strong advocate for smaller governemnt. He's actually very tough on the border and realizes that we're just spinning our wheels trying to deal with illegals who are already here until we secure the border. He's the only Governor to take on TSA and the EPA. And yet many, many Freepers call him a RINO! It drives me crazy.
All correct. Part of why I've voted for him three times as Governor. But you are leaving out a most important part.
He is TERRIBLE in the unscripted open mike ambush - which is pretty much what the debates are. I know people that have spent time with GWB and Perry both. And they say the same thing about both of them - they sound entirely different in a private one-on-one conversation than they do when a mike is thrust into their face and they have to start talking.
While it makes little difference to me, and to many people on this board, many if not most of the sheeple are greatly effected by how ‘slick’ the answers are. That's what got zero elected, that's what kept clintoon in power even when he was caught in a scandal that should have sent him to jail for perjury. And it was Reagan's ability in front of the unscripted open mike situation that allowed him to be popular AND conservative.
And as I have said before, sadly I don't think we have a half a Reagan on the national scene.