July 12, 2007

CQ Radio: Joe Gandelman, The Moderate Voice

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Today on CQ Radio (2 pm CT), I'll talk with Joe Gandelman of The Moderate Voice. We'll talk about centrism, both in the political world and in the blogosphere. We'll also talk about Unity '08, which Joe has championed, and the difficulties of piloting a group blog with such a diverse stable of writers.

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UPDATE: Joe joined us about halfway into the program. He's a great guest, and hopefully we can have him back again soon. Tomorrow, we'll have Charles Hill from Rudy Giuliani's campaign, and we'll go at the special time of 10 am CT.

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Comments (3)

Posted by J. Mark English | July 12, 2007 1:53 PM

Loved the show. Keep up the great work!


Posted by harleycon5 | July 12, 2007 2:08 PM

I don't see why we need to promote the "moderate voice" of Republicanism, it is indeed alive and well.

I recently came to the conclusion, during a discussion of the "Maverick" nature of Senator John McCain, that the moderates were no longer the Mavericks of our party. Conservatives are the Mavericks.

Moderates have pushed our party to be one of big spending; Conservatives fought to cut spending, and preserve the nature of our party, which is one of fiscal responsibility.

Moderates pushed for Amnesty for 12 to 20 million illegal immigrants, which would have cost approximately 2.5 trillion dollars and put the Democrats in the catbird seat, possibly for ever more. Conservatives fought against this and won, despite being called "nativists" and "loud people".

Moderates wanted to promote Supreme court nominees with dubious qualifications and unknown adherance to strict constitutional constructionism. We fought against this, and thankfully won, despite huge odds against us.

Moderates wanted to allow the Dubai ports deal, despite the fact that this could put our national security in peril, and also allowing a country with a horrible record toward the treatment of women and a police of hatred for Jews. We fought against this and won, although it took a tremendous effort to do so.

The Moderates of our party have endangered the Reagan tradition, chosen compromise over leadership, and helped make it hard for the average American to know the differences between Republicans and Democrats. This is a major reason why we lost in the last congressional election.

In my view, we need less help from the moderates to tell us what we need to do to lead this nation, they need help from us.

Posted by Veeshir | July 14, 2007 12:39 PM

I'm just curious, why did you talk to Joe Gandelman about "centrism"?