mit romney looks (to me) the best GOP Presidential candidate the Republican/teabaggers have to offer up...

  • rnch

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    Apr 04, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    seems like all the rest of the top GOP contenders are religious right toolboxes or just plain ol' nut cases.

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    Apr 04, 2011 3:32 PM GMT
    He probably is the best candidate, but the TBaggers "love to hate him" over his "Obama Care" styled health care legislation he signed while Governor.

    I don't think with the rift that the Baggers have torn between the republican far righters and what moderates are left that they'll be able to put forward anyone who isn't leaning far right.
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    Apr 04, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    Still hoping Ron Paul - or someone who shares some of his Austrian School Economic ideas tosses his hat into the ring.
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    Apr 04, 2011 10:45 PM GMT
    Being a Mormon, he'll be a tough pill to swallow for hardcore Talibangelical Christians.
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    Apr 04, 2011 10:50 PM GMT
    paradox saidBeing a Mormon, he'll be a tough pill to swallow for hardcore Talibangelical Christians.


    Which is a bit of a mind-twister in itself:

    The Mormons tend to live cleaner and more wholesomely than a good many of the evangelicals, who tend towards chronic obesity and encounters in airport bathrooms, or massage sessions with meth-dealing male hookers.

    If only the evangelicals could get past the magic Mormon underwear and that business about Planet Kolob...

    ... Mitt would be a winner.
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    Apr 04, 2011 10:53 PM GMT
    alphatrigger said
    paradox saidBeing a Mormon, he'll be a tough pill to swallow for hardcore Talibangelical Christians.


    Which is a bit of a mind-twister in itself:

    The Mormons tend to live cleaner and more wholesomely than a good many of the evangelicals, who tend towards chronic obesity and encounters in airport bathrooms, or massage sessions with meth-dealing male hookers.

    If only the evangelicals could get past the magic Mormon underwear and that business about Planet Kolob...

    ... Mitt would be a winner.


    Does Mitt winning mean we would have multiple first ladies in the White House?
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    Apr 04, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    Everyone running will veer even further to the extreme right to try to get the nomination.
    Just like McCain did in 2008, flip-flopping to the right on issue after issue in a desperate attempt to win the votes of the Repub base.
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    Apr 04, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    catfish5 said
    alphatrigger said
    paradox saidBeing a Mormon, he'll be a tough pill to swallow for hardcore Talibangelical Christians.
    ... Mitt would be a winner.


    Does Mitt winning mean we would have multiple first ladies in the White House?


    Have to admit I LOL'ed at that a little. icon_biggrin.gif

    Though polygyny is at least a century or so out of vogue for the mainstream Latter Day Saint.
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    Apr 05, 2011 1:38 AM GMT
    Well, I did say *some*.

    There is nearly zero chance of us (short of some global collapse if society) of us going back to a metallic standard for money.

    I would contend that the US Federal Reserve Note is unconstitutional in the sense that it is not worth 371.25 grains of silver, per the Coinage Act of 1792.

    Still doesn't mean that folks still (for the time being) like to collect those otherwise worthless scraps of (mostly) green-inked artfully printed paper.

    Reckon that means them scraps have value to somebody. ;)
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 05, 2011 3:04 PM GMT
    I agree that Mitt Romney is the likely candidate. I like a whole lot about him. I also think the whole Health Care issue may turn out to actually help him in the end. It's not perfect, but it was ground-breaking and I applaud the attempt. Romney is as charismatic as any politician out there, and extremely smart, not to mention a very successful businessman. He'll be a solid and formidable candidate IF he can shatter the whole Mormon issue -- and I believe he can.
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    Apr 05, 2011 3:09 PM GMT
    I wish Ron Paul would be able to win but I doubt it's likely. I'm thinking Newt Gingrich. I'm not a fan of Romney but if he were the final candidate running against Obama I'd vote for him hands down. I'd also be open to Trump, but I think he's just into publicity and not actually serious. Bachmann is too religious rightwing and Huckabee is even worse.
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    Apr 05, 2011 3:57 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidI wish Ron Paul would be able to win but I doubt it's likely. I'm thinking Newt Gingrich...




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    Apr 05, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie said I'm thinking Newt Gingrich.


    Oh, God, please NO!!!! I don't think he'll make it past Iowa
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    Apr 05, 2011 7:43 PM GMT
    Actually, I wish Paul Ryan would stand. He has more braincells than the rest of the GOP (including its supporters) put together.
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    Apr 05, 2011 7:43 PM GMT
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    alphatrigger saidStill hoping Ron Paul - or someone who shares some of his Austrian School Economic ideas tosses his hat into the ring.

    Ironic that people who believe in the Austrian school actually have the nerve to say that magic underwear and Planet Kolob are nonsense.


    I snorted into my tea since someone mentioned the Austrian School. Crackpots!
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    Apr 05, 2011 7:46 PM GMT
    alphatrigger said
    paradox saidBeing a Mormon, he'll be a tough pill to swallow for hardcore Talibangelical Christians.


    Which is a bit of a mind-twister in itself:

    The Mormons tend to live cleaner and more wholesomely than a good many of the evangelicals, who tend towards chronic obesity and encounters in airport bathrooms, or massage sessions with meth-dealing male hookers.


    This reminds me of a joke:

    What happens when you invite one Baptist to your party? He drinks all your beer.
    What happens when you invite two Baptists to your party? They don't drink any beer.
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    Apr 05, 2011 7:47 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidActually, I wish Paul Ryan would stand. He has more braincells than the rest of the GOP (including its supporters) put together.


    I'm going to have to disagree with you here, Tim. I don't find people who intellectualize their existing ideologies to be particularly bright. Ryan's entire budget is lunacy.
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    Apr 05, 2011 7:54 PM GMT
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    TigerTim saidActually, I wish Paul Ryan would stand. He has more braincells than the rest of the GOP (including its supporters) put together.


    I'm going to have to disagree with you here, Tim. I don't find people who intellectualize their existing ideologies to be particularly bright. Ryan's entire budget is lunacy.


    Hmm... I don't think it adds up, but I'm grateful that he [alone it seems] acknowledges that Medicare/Medicaid *have* to be fixed to close the deficit. It's a start.

    The conversation about the budget has been woefully terrible. I appreciate that Mr Ryan comes from a particular point of view, but he has at least raised the standard significantly the level of the GOP's quality of debate.

    If we would like a politics in which we deal with things that are supposed to add up, and where people are supposed to present detailed budgets I think we have to fan the sparks wherever they arise. It's clear that Ryan is and Gingrich/Palin/etc are like day and night. He and his ideas are far far from perfectly expressed, but the rhetoric of the GOP lunatics has been disastrous for American politics in general.
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    Apr 05, 2011 8:04 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidActually, I wish Paul Ryan would stand. He has more braincells than the rest of the GOP (including its supporters) put together.


    He's too young. One day though.
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    Apr 05, 2011 8:05 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    mocktwinkie said I'm thinking Newt Gingrich.


    Oh, God, please NO!!!! I don't think he'll make it past Iowa


    What's wrong with Newt? He's not a religious rightwing fanatic or anything. He is very much in tune with economic matters. I momentarily forgot about Chris Christie. I would totally vote for him! If he was able to win Jersey then he'd be able to win the whole US.
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    Apr 05, 2011 8:08 PM GMT
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    TigerTim saidActually, I wish Paul Ryan would stand. He has more braincells than the rest of the GOP (including its supporters) put together.


    He's too young. One day though.


    Are you kidding me? In case you hadn't noticed, old people are the ones who created all the problems we find ourselves in!
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    Apr 05, 2011 8:21 PM GMT
    TigerTim said
    mocktwinkie said
    TigerTim saidActually, I wish Paul Ryan would stand. He has more braincells than the rest of the GOP (including its supporters) put together.


    He's too young. One day though.


    Are you kidding me? In case you hadn't noticed, old people are the ones who created all the problems we find ourselves in!


    Well if the party rallies around him then I would 100% vote for Paul Ryan. Even if people vehemently disagree with him, at least they can admit that he has some sort of plan and direction.
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    Apr 05, 2011 8:38 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI agree that Mitt Romney is the likely candidate. I like a whole lot about him. I also think the whole Health Care issue may turn out to actually help him in the end. It's not perfect, but it was ground-breaking and I applaud the attempt. Romney is as charismatic as any politician out there, and extremely smart, not to mention a very successful businessman. He'll be a solid and formidable candidate IF he can shatter the whole Mormon issue -- and I believe he can.



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  • Webster666

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    Apr 05, 2011 8:58 PM GMT
    Today, Romney looks like the guy for the Republicans.
    But, if he IS the nominee, you can bet that the Democrats will be publicizing all the Mormon nonsense, like the magic hat, the magic underwear, and the banning of Coca Cola.

    It looks like Obama in a landslide.

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    Apr 05, 2011 9:50 PM GMT
    Mitt Romney is dull as dishwater.
    He's the Repub equivalent of John Kerry.