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2012 Republican Presidential Candidates - ptII

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2012 Republican Presidential Candidates - ptII

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Newt Gingrich has announced that he's still in the race, although he may be holding bake sales to raise money.
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They all (the ones that get on the stage anyhow) still suck.
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I wondered how long it was going to take the media to bring up the fact that Rick Perry had supported Al Gore in his bid for the Democratic nomination in 1988. I have received the answer.
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I wondered how long it was going to take the media to bring up the fact that Rick Perry had supported Al Gore in his bid for the Democratic nomination in 1988. I have received the answer.
I am shocked by this news. Al Gore had a supporter in 1988?
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Regarding Perry, I really don't see how anyone can take him seriously after his pray for rain comments.
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I will tell you how they can take him seriously.

1. He can appeal to the traditional midwestern Republicans.

2. He can appeal to the more socially conservative southern Republicans.

3. He can raise a bunch of money.

If he can win Iowa & SC, he's the major contender, IMO. If he wins FL, it's over. NH doesn't matter, despite what many in the media think - just ask President Pat Buchanan just how important NH is.
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I will tell you how they can take him seriously.

1. He can appeal to the traditional midwestern Republicans.

2. He can appeal to the more socially conservative southern Republicans.

3. He can raise a bunch of money.
The "traditional" midwestern Republicans and conservative southern Republicans (i.e., the Republicans) are already happy with Bachmann. What does Perry give them that she doesn't?

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If he wins FL, it's over.
... for the GOP.

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NH doesn't matter, despite what many in the media think - just ask President Pat Buchanan just how important NH is.
Actually, Pat Buchanan was never president. You are probably thinking of James Buchanan, who was our 15th president. But here's the thing -- we cannot ask him about the relative importance of New Hampshire because HE IS DEAD.
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The "traditional" midwestern Republicans and conservative southern Republicans (i.e., the Republicans) are already happy with Bachmann. What does Perry give them that she doesn't?



... for the GOP.



Actually, Pat Buchanan was never president. You are probably thinking of James Buchanan, who was our 15th president. But here's the thing -- we cannot ask him about the relative importance of New Hampshire because HE IS DEAD.
Pat Buchanan won the NH Republican primary. I assumed you were politically aware enough of that to realize I was making a point on how unimportant the NH primary is. Obviously I made a mistake. You weren't politically aware enough.

Perry hasn't even announced, and he is already ahead of Bachman in a number of the polls.
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The "traditional" midwestern Republicans and conservative southern Republicans (i.e., the Republicans) are already happy with Bachmann. What does Perry give them that she doesn't?
No major headaches.





(Could be wrong though, I only got that from a 10 min bit on CNN)
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Pat Buchanan won the NH Republican primary. I assumed you were politically aware enough of that to realize I was making a point on how unimportant the NH primary is. Obviously I made a mistake. You weren't politically aware enough.
Clearly, the 1996 results are the most relevant. Let's ignore the fact that in 2008, the New Hampshire primary reignited John McCain's campaign when it was all but dead. In fact, of the last 10 New Hampshire Republican primaries, the eventual nominee has won 8 of them. Even if we limit it to primaries where no incumbent was running, the eventual nominee has won six of the nine contests that meet that criteria since 1948.
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Regarding Perry, I really don't see how anyone can take him seriously after his pray for rain comments.
You'd be surprised how many people lap that shit up like big dumb dogs.

Perry could be a serious contender. All of the conservatives I personally know mythologize Texas, and eat up that fake cowboy shit (like Bush the Lesser puttering around his ranch in Crawford) he projects.
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The "traditional" midwestern Republicans and conservative southern Republicans (i.e., the Republicans) are already happy with Bachmann. What does Perry give them that she doesn't?
A penis.
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^What I was about to say
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Just so his name will get mentioned somewhere in this thread: Gary Johnson.
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The "traditional" midwestern Republicans and conservative southern Republicans (i.e., the Republicans) are already happy with Bachmann.


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What does Perry give them that she doesn't?
Sanity?

...ok, relative sanity?
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Perhaps we should have a 2012 Democratic Presidential Candidates thread.

It's rumored that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I/D/S) for Vermont is seriously considering a challenge to Obama. If he should announce, it might open a floodgate of potential contenders.
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Good. Go Bernie.
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Old 07-27-11, 08:58 AM
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If the sky should fall and Bernie would get the Democratic nomination, I would suggest he choose Ed Shultz as his running mate.
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By the way, former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer made it official last Thursday: he's running!

http://content.usatoday.com/communit...-/1?csp=34news
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I was ecstatic when I found out Romney's popularity is starting to decline here.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/2...s-florida.html
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If the sky should fall and Bernie would get the Democratic nomination, I would suggest he choose Ed Shultz as his running mate.
No, Thom Hartmann. Sanders is on Hartmann's show all the time. Talk radio doesn't get worse than that.
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Old 07-27-11, 10:54 PM
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Good response to me in the last thread, JasonF. You really proved me wrong!

Christ, I hate to seem so petty, but suggesting that a poster doesn't quite understand Christian history (based on an inane comment he made), doesn't seem childish to me at all.

You should have said, "Shh, the adults who have no fucking clue what they're talking about are having a conversation. The children who might know a thing or two about history are unwelcome."

I anxiously await your snide, meaningless response.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
You'd be surprised how many people lap that shit up like big dumb dogs.

Perry could be a serious contender. All of the conservatives I personally know mythologize Texas, and eat up that fake cowboy shit (like Bush the Lesser puttering around his ranch in Crawford) he projects.
I just thought you should know that some idiot hacked your accout and is associating your name with retarded, holier-than-thou instances of dumbassery.
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Good response to me in the last thread, JasonF. You really proved me wrong!

Christ, I hate to seem so petty, but suggesting that a poster doesn't quite understand Christian history (based on an inane comment he made), doesn't seem childish to me at all.

You should have said, "Shh, the adults who have no fucking clue what they're talking about are having a conversation. The children who might know a thing or two about history are unwelcome."

I anxiously await your snide, meaningless response.
Have you been stewing on this all this time? I confess I can't remember what we were talking about. I think it had something to do with me mentioning that Martin Luther kicked off the Protestant Reformation and you insulting me for saying that. Do I really want to get in a debate over high-school history with a guy who goes by the name "Hank Ringworm?" I'm going to go with "probably not," but I'll let you know if I change my mind. In the meanwhile, I hope that was snide and meaningless enough for you.
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I just thought you should know that some idiot hacked your accout and is associating your name with retarded, holier-than-thou instances of dumbassery.
mod note - This is not an example of a discussion. It is simply name calling and it is a personal attack.
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