Skip to comments.Roy Moore 'seriously considering' another Senate bid after 2017 failure
Posted on 03/09/2019 7:34:10 AM PST by Monrose72
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A modern day Shorty Price without the booze...
The problem that people should always remember. There are 40%-45% left votes, 40%-45% right votes, 10%-20% “independent” (or votes for the last shiny object that caught their attention before election day!). If you bring in somebody who divides our conservative share & alienates the “independent” we lose! Moore seemed to have accomplished much of that in Alabama before he even ran for the Senate. Listen to the people here from Alabama, Moore is just a poor candidate and stone deaf to the local political environment.
Don’t bite folks.
No Moore shakedowns, he and Jeyaff should start that bait shop and leave politics to the whippersnappers.
Very true. Moore was also an inept politician and awkward public speaker. During that election I heard no one say anything good about Moore or defend him. Silence. That's when I knew he was in big trouble.
I supported Mo Brooks in the primary but he was completely overshadowed by the Luther and Roy circus act.
I’m not suggesting he was a good candidate or that he should run again... or that we would not have been better off with Mo Brooks, far from it. I am suggesting that once he did secure the nomination, the GOP should’ve realized this tanking his candidacy was just the trial-run for the next candidate or judicial nominee. It just served to demonstrate that all one needs to do to eliminate a Republican is to make an accusation. When one of their own is attacked, the dems circle their wagons, the republicans form a circular firing squad... combine that with the fact that the typical GOP representative or senator spends 3/4 of their time in office stabbing their constituents in the back and the rest of the time campaigning, it becomes clear that the GOP deserves to go the way of the dinosaur. The only reason they’re still here is that nobody except the GOP establishment deserves Democrats in power and we haven’t yet found a way to make the GOP dispensible.
Having said that, I'll point out that a candidate who runs on a political party line should not be surprised when he spends years pissing off the party leadership and they don't support him.
Let's face it ... Moore was an absolutely awful candidate. That guy has "LOSER" written all over him, and his career in elections reinforces that perfectly.
I would have been shocked if he even showed up in Washington for more than two weeks out of any calendar year.
Moore has no business running for a legislative position. He has no charisma, no appeal outside his narrow base, and has not demonstrated to me that he even understands how a legislative process is supposed to work.
Maybe this time Republicans who still control the party won’t purposely throw the election. I submit they’ll use his loss as a reason to reject nominating a true, conservative Deplorable. I despise them more than I despise dems who don’t pretend they agree with our values.
The RNC will have to pay some more women to accuse him of writing in their yearbooks. The ignorant suburban women of Alabama must get turned on by reading the inscriptions in their yearbooks.
I think your analysis is spot on but you understate the problem. I think your percentages are correct on a national level but from my perspective from afar, I don't think they represent Alabama. I would suggest that 25%-35% left, 55%-65% right, and 10%-20% independent is probably more accurate. All a decent conservative candidate has to do is not mess up. Judge Roy Moore couldn't even do that. The GOPe might have helped to undermine him but Moore is a flawed candidate. Surely, Alabama must have a solid young conservative who doesn't bring baggage like Judge Moore. Let that person run.
But then you have no business complaining when the GOP leadership doesn't support the candidates you vote for, either.
One thing I've noticed here is that Roy Moore seems to have much stronger support here on FR from people who don't live in Alabama ... and the people who do live in Alabama seem to have a sobering, realistic view of just how awful he is as a political candidate. I'd say that's a very telling sign right there.
Look - Moore is political toast. REALLY BURNED political toast.
At this point, if he's trying to get ANOTHER Democrat elected to an Alabama US Senate seat, which are Republican by nature, then I'd have to call him a Democrat.
Becuase he's playing for the other team now.
It's kind of like my rule-of-thumb about phony Republicans who are "OK" with Democrats being appointed to the Federal judiciary.
If you're OK with that after watching 2-3 years of Democrat judges running the country from their own personal fiefdoms, then you're a Democrat. Bill Kristol and Jonah Goldbrick come to mind, along with dooshes like David French and Bret Stephens.
Refreshing to see someone(s) who understands politics posting on this issue.
If he continues, he's playing for the Donks.
This is the RINO shows themselves thread.
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