An interesting analysis. Simplistic, but probably the best you can expect in
the space allotted. And it is a daunting task, given the fact that the
candidates are not prone to giving too much quotable material on some subjects.
There is no technical reason why candidates cannot post lengthy position papers
on the top 20 issues of the day. But they prefer sound-bites and non-binding
comments.I suppose it makes waffling after the convention an easier task.
It should be noted that these are the positions the various candidates are
taking in their attempt to win the Republican nomination for president. It is
not clear what positions the winner of the nomination will assert, since that
candiate will have to appeal to more than the far right wingers of the
Republican Party if s/he has any hope at all of winning the general election for
@Furry1993Although I agree that the candidates rush to the middle between
the convention and the general election, you may be giving too much credit to
the far right. There are still plenty of RINOs out there and they have
checkbooks.Candidates are placing their bets and folks like Bachmann seem
to be fading. The old money still goes to Romney (sigh) and Cain is funding $50
at a time.The far right wins when it comes to shoe leather, but they have
to trip Ron Paul supporters before they reach the doorstep. My point: The
far right doesn't own the process.