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    I think it a foregone conclusion that no one to the right of the guys you named can get elected President.  At the least, you can't posture any further to the right than those guys.

    Bush himself postured explicitly as a "compassionate" conservative and then proceeded to push major legislation on two of the biggest things people of color care about, health care (Medicare Part D and microlegislation like HSAs) and education (NCLB).  And later he pushed comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

    I myself didn't appreciate at the time how much things like this helped him in particular with Hispanics, despite Iraq and Dubya's overall lying and demogoguery.  But all this stuff added up to a guy whose posture appeared to be to the left of white Southern conservatives.

    But anyone who is perceived as conservative as you suggest simply cannot win, and even in 2000 Bush and his team didn't think they could pivot that far right and still win.

    45, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

    by DCCyclone on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 07:56:42 PM PDT

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