Saturday, January 9, 2010

A GOP Civil War

A storm is brewing in the south, a storm pitting Republican v. Republican, a storm that will likely define the GOP for the 2012 election. In August of 2010, the senate GOP primary will be decided between Charlie Crist current Governor of Florida and Marco Rubio former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. The interesting dynamic about the primary is the ideological split between Republicans. Rubio represents the GOP puritans, who are led by the Tea Party activists, backed by the Becks, Limbaughs, and Palins of the Republican spectrum. They believe compromise and bi-partisanship is a sign of weakness. They pray to the altar of Reagan, while spitting in the face of his "Big Tent" principle. If you do not conform to strict Conservative principle then we don't have room for you. Crist is the polished politician, who has enjoyed 60 and 70 percent job approval rates in Florida. He is a pragmatist, he believes in compromise and consensus to make more

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