Raux, on 11 November 2012 - 01:01 AM, said:
wat. of the repubs that could have been named you went with those? errrr k
What would you have said? The issue is that I'll never actually agree
with the Republicans on much of anything. It's just a difference of ideology. I'm not saying that those are the people I'd vote for, I'm saying that they're sane and often willing to compromise. Other than in 2008, McCain has actually been very, very moderate and willing to reach across the aisle. He's even shit on the tea party's radicalism a few times since the election in 2008. Lindsey Gramm said, while Obama was nominating either Kagan or Sotomayor, I forget which, that elections have consequences. I hated him before that, but it honestly made me respect him a lot more. He said that the Republican party lost, they needed to recognize it and needed to deal with it. Rubio is incredibly likable, open to discussion and there's not much else to say. Christie is off and on, sometimes he shows that he can be bipartisan, and sometimes he's a hack.
I should have also mentioned Powell, although I'd have to say he's probably more of a Democrat than a Republican in actuality, especially after the party embarrassed him internationally.