Posted in Political History, tagged 1992 Presidential Campaign, Brian Lamb, Carl Cannon, Center Right, Conservatism, CSPAN, Federalism, Independents, Reform Party, Richard Norton Smith, Ross Perot, Ross Perot For President, Ross Perot's Political Career, United We Stand on September 23, 2014|
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This post was originally posted at FRS Daily Times on WordPress, September 2013, and then reposted
Ross Perot not that he ever had a real shot at being elected President of the United States, but his style of politics and what he believed in and the people he represents and spoke for and represents how Independent Center-Right political candidates can get elected in America. And I put Ross Perot on the Center-Right in American politics because he is a true fiscal Conservative who believes in fiscal responsibility, not running up debt and deficits.
Ross Perot believes in limited government and that everything that government does has to be limited to what we need it to. Not do not what we want it to do and that all government including entitlement programs have to be efficient and affordable. But someone who was tolerant to moderate on social issues. Who didn’t push those issues and didn’t believe the Federal Government should be involved in them in most cases and would probably leave the states to deal with them.
He was sort of an Eisenhower or Ford Republican whose philosophy was based around accountability. And limiting government to doing the things that we need it to do and do those things well. Who represents roughly forty percent of the country and how people of this mindset could do well in the future especially if they put together one party that represents this whole movement.
United We Stand
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This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger
It seems strange to me that President Jimmy Carter would turn down a chance to debate Ronald Reagan in 1980. Even with a third-party candidate like Representative John Anderson in the debate. Because Jimmy Carter was the underdog in this race even though the polls were close for most of the election. But with the situation of the country with the economy and the Iranian hostage situation with all of those Americans being held hostage in Iran and Russia on the march in Central Asia.
President Carter was the underdog in this election simply because of the situation of the country under his watch. And the fact that millions of Americans were looking for new leadership and taking a long look at Ron Reagan and perhaps even Representative Anderson. President Carter needed to take advantage of every opportunity that he had to convince Americans that he deserved another opportunity as President similar to George Bush in 1992 and he didn’t take that shot.
Jimmy Carter MIA
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▶ PBS . NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Mike Gravel From 2007 – YouTube
Mike Gravel sounds like he wanted to turn America into a Social-Democracy where the people could essentially right the laws. Because laws could be written through referendum instead of our representatives and senators doing that for us in Congress. Instead of the Liberal-Democracy that we are where everything is not done by majority rule. Because we have such a strong constitution and have constitutional rights that are essentially guaranteed for us. Because they are so hard to overturn even if a popular majority at the time believe certain constitutional amendments. Should be repealed because it takes a super majority in both chambers of Congress approving any amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Plus two-thirds of the states as well.
Senator Mike Gravel from what I know about him which isn’t a lot. And I plan on learning more about him in the future. Sounds like someone who mixes Social-Democratic ideology with Liberal-Democratic or Libertarian ideology as well. Perhaps someone who would be called a Socialist-Liberal with strong Social-Democratic tendencies on economic policy. And Liberal-Libertarian views of social issues which I believe is the way to go for anyone. To the Left of lets says Center-Left or establishment Liberals in America. That you can be in favor of having a strong state with strong programs to protect people economically in a. Capitalist economy but you’re not there to try to run their lives for them personally and even. Economically but you want a solid foundation to protect people when they fall through the cracks of the economic system.
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Source: History Comes to Life: Thomas E. Dewey- 1944 Republican Campaign 1944
Tom Dewey was a master at giving great speeches without having much to say. And I mean that the way I put that which is to say he would tell you what he was in favor of and what he was. Against but wouldn’t give a lot of details at least in his speeches and interviews. About how he would accomplish the things he was in favor of and stop the things he was against. He was a slick politician in the sense that he knew who to appeal to while offending the least. And as a result he was almost elected President of the United States in 1948 against President Harry Truman.
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▶ Pat Buchanan Culture War Speech Finale – YouTube.
The big government Republicans in the Republican Party the faction in the GOP that tends to be skeptical to say the least. About personal freedom and personal choice who want a stronger role for government in how Americans can live their lives. And use government to chart the course for how Americans would live their lives. Who essentially hate the 1960s and 70s and even the baby boom generation and everything that has come from that culturally and. Politically who want to return America to the 1950s politically and culturally where we were more collectivist. As a society as far as how Americans should live their own personal lives. That certain standards even though law have to be in place to guide individuals in how they should live. Their own lives which are the Americans that Pat Buchanan tends to speak for who economically tend to be middle class and blue-collar. Rather than people who are called country Republicans, loved this speech even though the Republican Leadership. Including President George H.W. Bush was excuse the expression, shitting bricks over it and thinking. It would cost them votes with Independents because more Republicans would be stereotyped as culture warriors. Rather that people who believe in individual freedom, opportunity and responsibility. The wing of the GOP that George H.W. Bush came from.
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