They all leave me pretty unhappy. I doubt I would vote for Guilliani. I'd rather let Hillary implement "the NY Agenda". McCain is just weird. I like his pork-bashing, which he'd done for years. But being so clueless as to push McCain-Feingold is not a big positive. Still I might rather have him than Hillary.
Getting out of the MSM-chosen candidates, Allen strikes me as a stuffed suit.
Romney is a classic Rockefeller Republican. He just put in socialized health care in Mass. Again, why not let Hillary do it?
Tancredo at least gets it on one issue, a really important issue, and isn't a follower. He was opposed to illegals before it was cool. He also seems like a real conservative, as far as his other issues.
At this point he's the only one who appeals, but realistically Representatives never are elected.
I would not vote for Condi. What has she done besides appear on Sunday talk shows? Do we have more international support for the WOT since she became SoS? No. As National Security Advisor she paved the road to Iraq, which is not a winning campaign theme.
Who is the other Congressman, Pence? I've heard good things about him on FR. But again, Reps. have a dismal record running against Governors. Of course Hillary isn't a Gov, but a former co-President.
Kind of appears, doesn't it, that conservative issues will be buried in future campaigns.
Thanks for comments. It does look rather bleak for conservative candidates, never mind Paleos. Looks like the 2008 GOP campaign will feature 'we are all big Government Democrats now'.
I never knew Hagel was conservative.