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Republican Candidates: And Then There Were 4
« on: January 20, 2012, 04:35:50 pm »
OK, it doesn't seem anyone has discussed the U.S. electoral process in a while, so on the eve of the South Carolina primary, I'll note the day-old news (a lifetime, in the political news cycle) that Rick "oops" Perry has dropped out of the presidential race.

Randall, Lyric--he's all yours again!

Honestly, I can't recall a Republican nominating contest quite like this one. It's like this clown car careening around the country, with these bozos spilling out at every turn. Michelle Bachmann? Herman "Nine nine nine" Cain?? And, very nearly, *Donald Trump* as a debate moderator??? And Gingrich...don't get me started on Gingrich...

I pity the serious, sober Republican voter. It makes 2008's Dem nominating process, when we had to choose between Obama, Clinton, and Edwards (well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad), seem like a Golden Age.
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Re: Republican Candidates: And Then There Were 4
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 07:12:47 pm »
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Randall, Lyric--he's all yours again!

Yes, he's back here where his perform in the debates has cost him a lot of support. His approval rating AMONG REPUBLICANS has dropped below two-thirds support.
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Re: Republican Candidates: And Then There Were 4
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 07:44:52 pm »
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Yes, he's back here where his perform in the debates has cost him a lot of support. His approval rating AMONG REPUBLICANS has dropped below two-thirds support.

 
So is he able to run for Governor again?  If so, then when?  Either way, I am sort of happy for you that his days in public office are possibly numbered.


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Re: Republican Candidates: And Then There Were 4
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 07:51:01 pm »
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OK, it doesn't seem anyone has discussed the U.S. electoral process in a while, so on the eve of the South Carolina primary, I'll note the day-old news (a lifetime, in the political news cycle) that Rick "oops" Perry has dropped out of the presidential race.

Randall, Lyric--he's all yours again!

Honestly, I can't recall a Republican nominating contest quite like this one. It's like this clown car careening around the country, with these bozos spilling out at every turn. Michelle Bachmann? Herman "Nine nine nine" Cain?? And, very nearly, *Donald Trump* as a debate moderator??? And Gingrich...don't get me started on Gingrich...

I pity the serious, sober Republican voter. It makes 2008's Dem nominating process, when we had to choose between Obama, Clinton, and Edwards (well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad), seem like a Golden Age.

 
The election is the GOPs to lose. If Obama gets a 2nd term, it won't be because he really won in 2012, instead the GOP lost. It's gotten so bad on the GOP side that I've tried to start the meme 2bama.  Two for second term, as a play on the pundit's 0bama (zero-bama).

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Re: Republican Candidates: And Then There Were 4
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 08:29:44 pm »
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The election is the GOPs to lose. If Obama gets a 2nd term, it won't be because he really won in 2012, instead the GOP lost. It's gotten so bad on the GOP side that I've tried to start the meme 2bama.  Two for second term, as a play on the pundit's 0bama (zero-bama).

 
It might just be because I'm Canadian so I don't have as much knowledge as some do regarding American politics, but it seems like each candidate is crazier than the last. I swear, every time Gingrich opens his mouth something stupid comes out...

Are they TRYING to lose the election?

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Re: Republican Candidates: And Then There Were 4
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 08:36:45 pm »
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It might just be because I'm Canadian so I don't have as much knowledge as some do regarding American politics, but it seems like each candidate is crazier than the last. I swear, every time Gingrich opens his mouth something stupid comes out...

Are they TRYING to lose the election?

 
Maybe.  It's possible the party in power in 2012 to 2016 will be out of power for a generation. Lots of stuff looking at needing tough choices to be made.

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Republican Candidates: And Then There Were 4
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 09:10:52 pm »
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Herman "Nine nine nine" Cain??

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Re: Republican Candidates: And Then There Were 4
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 10:52:23 pm »
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So is he able to run for Governor again?  If so, then when?  Either way, I am sort of happy for you that his days in public office are possibly numbered.

Yes, he'll be able to run again when his term is up two years from now.
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Re: Republican Candidates: And Then There Were 4
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 11:11:32 pm »
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Yes, he'll be able to run again when his term is up two years from now.
Yep Texas has no term limits for Governor. And a Democrat has practically no chance of winning that state, used to live there for 28 years and grew up there. He's the longest standing governor in Texas history.
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Re: Republican Candidates: And Then There Were 4
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2012, 02:35:55 am »
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The election is the GOPs to lose. If Obama gets a 2nd term, it won't be because he really won in 2012, instead the GOP lost.

If anyone is capable of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, it's the common crop of GOP "candidates".  
Looks like the current race is between Newt and Mitt.  Not sure if I'm happy about either.  
And then there's Ron Paul.  I love the guy's wacky libertarian views, but everytime he opens his mouth he presents himself as a damn loon.  Too bad, because he's probably the best candidate for the job.
When the Dems offered up Kerry in 2004 I silently wondered whether they really wanted to win.  I'm wondering the same of the Repubs this time.
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Re: Republican Candidates: And Then There Were 4
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2012, 10:20:15 am »
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Yes, he's back here where his perform in the debates has cost him a lot of support.


Maybe something good will come out of this after all.
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Re: Republican Candidates: And Then There Were 4
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2012, 07:02:37 pm »
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Maybe something good will come out of this after all.

Probably not. The wingnuts control the Republican party in Texas and it's two years to the next election. There is a good chance that all his debate snafus will be forgotten or forgiven by then.
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Re: Republican Candidates: And Then There Were 4
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2012, 10:20:56 pm »
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Probably not. The wingnuts control the Republican party in Texas and it's two years to the next election. There is a good chance that all his debate snafus will be forgotten or forgiven by then.
You are exactly right! I mean the county i grew up in Texas is 75% republican, and no other party has a chance in hell of winning anything, I wish it wasn't so but that's how Texas is. I mean in the 50's 60's and 70's only Southern democrats had any shot of winning. Texas is a one party state for the most part.
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Re: Republican Candidates: And Then There Were 4
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2012, 12:53:03 am »
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Gingrich wins South Carolina handily...and I couldn't be happier!

I think Obama will have an easier time beating Gingrich than Romney, but regardless, this Gingrich win means he and Romney will likely be duking it out for weeks and months to come. And that can only help O.

Another positive result: Prominent religious conservatives met in Texas a week or so ago to try to unite all conservatives around a single "not-Romney". They picked Rick "Frothy Mix" Santorum. He finished a distant third, showing just how little influence these so-called leaders really wield.

Delightful!
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Re: Republican Candidates: And Then There Were 4
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2012, 01:34:04 am »
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Gingrich wins South Carolina handily...and I couldn't be happier!

I think Obama will have an easier time beating Gingrich than Romney, but regardless, this Gingrich win means he and Romney will likely be duking it out for weeks and months to come. And that can only help O.

Another positive result: Prominent religious conservatives met in Texas a week or so ago to try to unite all conservatives around a single "not-Romney". They picked Rick "Frothy Mix" Santorum. He finished a distant third, showing just how little influence these so-called leaders really wield.

Delightful!
To tell you the truth I don't want any of these people running the country, not any of the republicans or Mr. Obama, who's hasn't done a damn thing but create an economic mess. We need more choices than just 2 guys who couldn't lead a baseball team of 6 year old's. I gave Obama a chance and he didnt do anything, but I guess we are no better with these republican guys either. I am very disappointed in our election process.
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