View Poll Results: Do you support the Conservative Victory Project

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Thread: For Conservatives Only: Do You SUpport the Conservative Victory Project?

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    Re: For Conservatives Only: Do You SUpport the Conservative Victory Project?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The Conservative Victory Project is an effort by Karl Rove to, essentially, support more moderate republican candidates over more far right candidates(my wording). There is a ton of information on the group, and I as a democrat am probably the wrong one to try and explain what exactly it does. A quick google search will give you all the information you could want. Many republicans, notable Gingrich, are very opposed to this effort. I am curious as to whether the conservative posters here are in favor of this groups goals, or opposed, and why.

    I ask that only conservatives vote in the poll please, though of course comments are welcome from every one.
    It depends on how it shakes out. My hope is that he doesn't really focus on weeding out candidates based on ideology, but just trying to eliminate the candidates who can't win.. So far, from what I've seen in Iowa, where he's attacking Steve King, he's doing it the way I would. There really isn't much ideological difference, especially fiscally, between Tom Latham and Steve King, but King has almost no chance of winning. Unlike Latham, King spends his time making many provocative statements in the same manner of Akin and Mourdock. King though, is by far the favorite to win the primary it this point, assuming they both run, which seems likely. It makes sense to me to attempt to take the provocative candidate with little chance of winning out of the race.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: For Conservatives Only: Do You SUpport the Conservative Victory Project?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    King though, is by far the favorite to win the primary it this point, assuming they both run, which seems likely. It makes sense to me to attempt to take the provocative candidate with little chance of winning out of the race.
    Rove is an idiot.

    The conservative base responds to what I call their victimization complex. They see themselves as being at the mercy of institutional forces that, for some bizarre reason, happen to be anti-institutional. And so, equally bizarrely, they will take Rove's attacks on Representative King as vindication and vote for him accordingly.
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    Re: For Conservatives Only: Do You SUpport the Conservative Victory Project?

    Rove is smart. He is going to be getting a cut of a lot of money with this one.

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    Re: For Conservatives Only: Do You SUpport the Conservative Victory Project?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Rove is smart. He is going to be getting a cut of a lot of money with this one.
    But he's not going to accomplish anything. I'm willing to bet that at least three-quarters of the candidates he backs go on to lose their respective primaries. The psychology of the modern conservative voter is based around the view that he is victimized by institutional forces. Rove is an institutional force.
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    Re: For Conservatives Only: Do You SUpport the Conservative Victory Project?

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    But he's not going to accomplish anything. I'm willing to bet that at least three-quarters of the candidates he backs go on to lose their respective primaries. The psychology of the modern conservative voter is based around the view that he is victimized by institutional forces. Rove is an institutional force.
    Yes he is--he is going to get richer. He could just as easily give them targeting data and wonk stuff and let them have at it while he runs to the bank.

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