I'm fairly firmly in the Bush camp and have been for quite a while. Domestic policy neoconservatism, Disraeli conservatism is more of my thing. We believe in an active government to uphold traditional values and enrich the lives of minorities and the underprivileged where possible. Government's job should in part be to ensure that in the process of aiding the underprivileged, it doesn't disrupt traditional social mechanisms which kept them stable (the churches, the family, and so on). We also stress the utilization of government---traditional social partnerships in the distribution of services rather than purely through a government administrative state. I.e. Faith-based initiatives, peer support, etc.
On the top of my plate I generally like his stances on education, he has a pretty decent outlook on mental health and other disability issues, is pretty close to what I view appropriate for bioethics....
His foreign policy, on the other hand, will have more differences from me (I'm more of a realist school on that front).
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"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
depends on who is on the other ticket
if hillary, my inclination would be 'yes' ... however, his political machinations this week have not served him well
My assumptions were correct, for the most part. Thanks for all who participated.
If it comes down to Jeb and Hillary, I will hold my nose and vote for Jeb.
NOT because I like him, but because Hillary would be detrimental to the nation.
Far too many Republicans and conservatives stayed home last election and look at what we got.
“[Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.] ROBERT BLOCH .”
I think for right leaning Republicans Jeb Bush can not be the candidate. He is to left for their.