It's not even in the realm of possibility. This was talked about 20 years ago, when the Republicans were looking for someone to run against Mario Cuomo, and he said no then.
The greatest single advantage they have is the name of the party. A lot of voters will pull that lever because they believe (candidates) are independent.
I personally doubt he would run again as an independent. He'd probably run as a major party candidate, and he is a Republican.
How can you be conservative and justify wiretapping people without a warrant? We're supposed to be the party of personal freedom and civil liberties.
You can't wake up one day and say 'I'm for gay marriage,' and wake up the next day and say 'I'm against it.' Wake up one day and say, 'I'm pro-choice,' and the next day wake up and say, 'I'm pro-life.' There's no credibility there.
I do a lot of referendums. They can't talk back. They don't have wives. They don't have friends who tell you how to run the campaign. They are supported by special interests, so there's a lot of money in them.
Money is speech. It's incongruous to say a multimillionaire can spend as much on his own campaign as he wants, but you can only give ,300. His free speech rights are different from yours, thus violating the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. It's absurd.
I oppose the spending of trillions in Iraq and Afghanistan, I strongly oppose Islamic extremism but don't believe that sending troops to die in two unwinnable wars makes sense.
Politics with me isn't theater. It's performance art. Sometimes, for its own sake.
In this business, if you don't pay your debts you're finished.
Unless you can fake sincerity, you'll get nowhere in this business.
A 527 doesn't have a wife. It doesn't have a brother-in-law who knows a lot about politics, or a union president who calls and doesn't like the color of the suit, or bimbo eruptions. It's the perfect candidate, because it has no personal characteristics.
I am a Libertarian Republican in the Goldwater style.
I'm a total Republican, but I've never claimed to be a Christian-right conservative. They're a large but dwindling part of the Party.
Big brother listening in on your phone calls - I got a problem with that.