Seventy-four percent (74%) of Republican voters see Rudy Giuliani as politically moderate or liberal. Fifty-nine percent (59%) say the same about John McCain while 43% hold that view of Mitt Romney. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% now see Mike Huckabee as moderate or liberal and 39% see Fred Thompson in that manner. (see crosstabs)
For all the candidates except John McCain, those figures are higher than a month ago.
Fred has managed to show up on the far right of that pack. Life is full of giggles if you just know where to look. Remember Ronald Reagan? He really came across like a Republican. No branding problems. These guys running now all seem like watered down people who are just a bit too conservative to run as Democrats. So they run as Republicans. Couldn't a real conservative run? Aren't there any left?
If a real conservative jumped in the race I think there's a big opening even at this late date. The Republican base is thoroughly disgruntled with the whole lot of those running.
Meanwhile the Democrats can choose between Hillary and Obama or a few guys whose names I tend to forget. Who is that other unmemorable Democrat guy aside from Chris Dodd? There's another Democrat guy running from some small Eastern state right?
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