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Old 12-20-2007, 09:27 AM  
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NH paper endorses Rudy!

Rudy Giuliani is our choice in the GOP


Article Date: Thursday, December 20, 2007
If there is one thing on which Republicans ought to agree it is that their party needs a full-body makeover.

It isn't that the GOP's historical message is flat or that the American people have rejected it. What has happened is that too many leaders Republicans and Democrats have distanced themselves from the people they were elected to serve.

It is clear the American people want change change that will make their needs and wishes relevant and are reflected in the way future leaders conduct the people's business.

The field of candidates for the Republican nomination for president is wide and in some ways disparate. Even so, there is at least one who stands out among the rest a candidate who is not afraid to lead; a candidate who understands the threat to our way of life; a candidate who will not talk down to the people; a candidate who believes in government as a servant of the people.

Rudy Giuliani is our choice for the Republican nomination for president.

If Republicans have any chance of having their lease renewed on the White House they must adopt and develop leaders like Giuliani someone who raised one of the world's great cities out of despair and returned it to the pride it earned over more than two centuries. It was Giuliani who made New York's streets and sidewalks safe again. It was Giuliani who stood atop the rubble of 9/11 and vowed to lead in making New York whole again.

Rudy Giuliani represents the core of Republican thought. He is the kind of Republican who will appeal to the people who elected and re-elected Ronald Reagan. He is not afraid to go to the people for his strength, knowing that in America it is the people who rule and that those they elect serve.

Giuliani's views on the issues are clear.

Giuliani knows America must fight the war against "Islamic terrorism" to a victorious conclusion. He knows there is no quick and easy way out of Iraq, just as he knows the United States must play an active diplomatic role toward peace elsewhere in the Middle East.

Giuliani sums up the war in clear terms.

"As soon as they stop trying to kill us, then we'll make peace with them," the former mayor of New York told a meeting with executives and editors of Foster's Daily Democrat.

Giuliani believes in fiscal discipline someone who cut taxes 23 times in New York. He believes the wealth of the nation belongs in the pockets of the people.

Giuliani, a top official in the Justice Department when Ronald Reagan was president, promises to nominate federal judges who will observe their constitutional role in interpreting the Constitution, not judges who attempt to legislate from the bench. He is firm on the matter of a clear separation of powers among the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government.

These are just a few issues on which we agree with Rudy Giuliani. There are others, just as there are issues on which we might disagree and will try to address in the days and weeks ahead.

Giuliani avoids generalities and obfuscations. What you hear from him is what he believes and how he feels. There is no tap dancing around the great issues on Giuliani's part.

Rudy Giuliani cares for the future of his country just as do the people of New Hampshire and our nation's other 49 states.

What we have been looking for these past few weeks are two candidates we feel are the best their political parties have to offer. We think we've found them.

We urge our readers from Hampton to Campton and throughout eastern New Hampshire to think about the Jan. 8 primaries and cast their votes thoughtfully. There is too much at stake in 2008 to not do it.

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Old 12-20-2007, 09:35 AM   #2
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a newspaper endorsement makes a conservative nervous, not receptive.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:10 AM   #3
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J. Martins take from the Politico:

Rudy gets a much-needed NH endorsement


You may not have heard of it, but plenty of people in New Hampshire read the Foster's Daily Democrat.

And today they're endorsing Rudy.

Despite the name, the Daily Democrat is the more conservative of the two dailies serving the southeast corner of the state. That the Portsmouth Herald (the more liberal-leaning one) is backing McCain will surely be noted by Team Rudy.

Newspaper endorsements, of course, mean about as much as other endorsements (i.e. not much) but it's an important sign of local validation at a time when Giuliani's camp could use some good news.
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:02 AM   #4
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"a candidate who believes in government as a servant of the people."

Like using police offers to serve the people by guarding mistresses.

"It was Giuliani who stood atop the rubble of 9/11 and vowed to lead in making New York whole again."

He was standing on his office. He was too damn stupid to move the command center to a better location after the first bombing.
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:51 AM   #5
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Romney should not be the next president

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December 22. 2007 3:00PM

If you were building a Republican presidential candidate from a kit, imagine what pieces you might use: an athletic build, ramrod posture, Reaganesque hair, a charismatic speaking style and a crisp dark suit. You'd add a beautiful wife and family, a wildly successful business career and just enough executive government experience. You'd pour in some old GOP bromides - spending cuts and lower taxes - plus some new positions for 2008: anti-immigrant rhetoric and a focus on faith.

Add it all up and you get Mitt Romney, a disquieting figure who sure looks like the next president and most surely must be stopped.

Romney's main business experience is as a management consultant, a field in which smart, fast-moving specialists often advise corporations on how to reinvent themselves. His memoir is called Turnaround - the story of his successful rescue of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City - but the most stunning turnaround he has engineered is his own political career.

If you followed only his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, you might imagine Romney as a pragmatic moderate with liberal positions on numerous social issues and an ability to work well with Democrats. If you followed only his campaign for president, you'd swear he was a red-meat conservative, pandering to the religious right, whatever the cost. Pay attention to both, and you're left to wonder if there's anything at all at his core.

As a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1994, he boasted that he would be a stronger advocate of gay rights than his opponent, Ted Kennedy. These days, he makes a point of his opposition to gay marriage and adoption.

There was a time that he said he wanted to make contraception more available - and a time that he vetoed a bill to sell it over-the-counter.

The old Romney assured voters he was pro-choice on abortion. "You will not see me wavering on that," he said in 1994, and he cited the tragedy of a relative's botched illegal abortion as the reason to keep abortions safe and legal. These days, he describes himself as pro-life.

There was a time that he supported stem-cell research and cited his own wife's multiple sclerosis in explaining his thinking; such research, he reasoned, could help families like his. These days, he largely opposes it. As a candidate for governor, Romney dismissed an anti-tax pledge as a gimmick. In this race, he was the first to sign.

People can change, and intransigence is not necessarily a virtue. But Romney has yet to explain this particular set of turnarounds in a way that convinces voters they are based on anything other than his own ambition.

In the 2008 campaign for president, there are numerous issues on which Romney has no record, and so voters must take him at his word. On these issues, those words are often chilling. While other candidates of both parties speak of restoring America's moral leadership in the world, Romney has said he'd like to "double" the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, where inmates have been held for years without formal charge or access to the courts. He dodges the issue of torture - unable to say, simply, that waterboarding is torture and America won't do it.

When New Hampshire partisans are asked to defend the state's first-in-the-nation primary, we talk about our ability to see the candidates up close, ask tough questions and see through the baloney. If a candidate is a phony, we assure ourselves and the rest of the world, we'll know it.

Mitt Romney is such a candidate. New Hampshire Republicans and independents must vote no.
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:48 PM   #6
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why don't you go screw him and get it out of your system


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Old 12-23-2007, 07:01 PM   #7
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I'm a conservative and I'm put out by your complete allegiance to someone that cannot win.

You need to start looking for your backkup candidate.
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