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How much you identify with what Arlen Specter's going to right now.
Quite a bit because I had this same attack from the right in a blue state wrote down probably one of the -- most democratic state in the country.
And yet as challenger with a Republican senator trying to hold on to my feet.
And challenge from the right from the Republican primary which cost me.
Three million dollars.
And then it went on to lose to the Democrats so for the club for growth that that funded my opponent.
They get a Democrat.
Is at the club for growth ideology you object to or is their style.
Do believe that are unique revenue to run -- government and where does that come from a come from taxes and it's never perfect but.
But we're all going to pay -- fair share.
It's the primary process itself -- -- that top of the process to -- we certainly want to have a primary process but that's where some people in both parties.
Most notably Republican Joe Lieberman will probably get reelected Connecticut.
But most politically Republicans get into trouble in the primary process right.
Yes particularly in a blue states such as Rhode Island or Pennsylvania where.
Where Republicans trying to hold on here and -- have to fend off an attack from the right for -- and.
Everybody knows that that candidate if he won the primary could never win the general.
-- could make a logical sense.
Is there an ideological shift in the Republican Party to the right.
Oh yeah that's happened to I can almost are going to the 1964.
Republican Convention in San Francisco and you have to count ballots and watching the delegates that Google or don't -- -- rock probably wouldn't stop they would not stumbling and then gold war one a few southern states that year in and sixty Ford Nixon to fend for in the southern strategy.
And for the party of Lincoln Abraham Lincoln departed when chemical Republican Party to win himself.
And then and of course now we know the group so that's very very strong Republican.
But although Nixon today would be considered a liberal at least on domestic policy.
And it does I think that was the success of the Republican presidential that was Ford didn't Reagan Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor to the Supreme Court.
He was not a true ideologue like some of these.
And Reagan was the guy they would have the -- -- -- -- they would have called him a cut and runner from Lebanon after the marine barracks cut hit he probably would not started a war in the Middle East.
That's right and he did it justice tax policy.
When he saw that the the deficit to increase -- He was much more practical business -- Friendship extremists that -- seem to dominate.
When you left early part of the we -- Republican Party that you did not become a Democrat to became an independent why was that.
One step at a time.
Senator Obama -- -- Obama at the time with the first democratic ever voted for every little school committee every council person every state replicas or it was voted Republican.
And only one left the party.
And is able to look at.
When Democrats coming up to -- and and kind of urging you hey come on over we have the water's fine.
Only if that happens all the time in the -- sure Ben Nelson gets for the all the time from the Republicans -- John Breaux pure.
Got it Olympia Snowe if you're near the middle you're always anti -- Could you haven't yet made that move to refer to the Democratic Party and you're gonna run for governor.
Rhode Island but you're running as independents not as Democrats correct.
Yes yes I do think this would that evaporation of the Republican Party particularly in Rhode Island impossible for the northeast.
This is an opportunity for something different did not join a party whether it's libertarians are progressives or anything.
-- -- running -- independent I do think this an opportunity for something different.
And possibly could run as a Democrat.
You know that could lead to a typical primary of course in the NAFTA because practical.
And this way you avoid the primary presents yes that's correct what are your chances on the three way race.
Well that -- that there is no Republican Party left him around it's.
They might want to candidate but I don't expect him -- to be very well funded but suppose that's possible but the.
Potential for a very small it's such a democratic state.
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