The Corrosive 2012 Repub Nomination War

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    Mar 07, 2012 6:56 AM GMT
    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/04/10578249-nbcwsj-poll-primary-season-takes-corrosive-toll-on-gop-and-its-candidates

    Yet another poll shows that the 2012 Repub nomination battle has drawn a lot of blood - but the biggest casualty is Mitt Romneycare.

    Romney's favorable/unfavorable split is now 28%/39%.

    Only a shocking 28% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Mitt Romneycare!

    And only 22% of Independent voters like Mitt.
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    Mar 07, 2012 7:02 AM GMT
    May one ask:

    If you do not have to vote in the USA, thus not all Americans vote. How can one say something like: "only a shocking 28% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Mitt Romneycare!" Where did these statistics come from?
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    Mar 07, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    TrueBlueAussie saidMay one ask:

    If you do not have to vote in the USA, thus not all Americans vote. How can one say something like: "only a shocking 28% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Mitt Romneycare!" Where did these statistics come from?




    "May one ask" you to click on the link provided to discover the answer to your question?

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    Mar 08, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    Most center-right independents (of which I may be considered one) will either stay home in November, or reluctantly vote for Obama.

    I just can't see myself voting for Mitt or Santorum, so I guess I'll stick with the proverbial "devil I know". With any luck, he'll skew hard to the extreme left enough to make more folks wake up to Ron Paul's ideas for Liberty, if a like-minded candidate can be found.

    I'm hoping that Fred(?) Karger will work with Ron Paul's people to take up that mantle in 2016.
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    Mar 08, 2012 5:49 AM GMT
    The GOP Convention would be much more exciting if it were just allowed to become a blood orgy.

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    Mar 08, 2012 6:15 AM GMT
    @JPtheBITCH #RonPaulConMan

    Dr. Paul has his weak points ---

    - In terms of monetary policy: most of the goldbuggery and calls to abolish the Federal Reserve are a bit extreme. I'd be quite happy with some deeper scrutiny and more stringent accountability of the Fed to Congress.

    - Foreign Policy: I'd love to see a drawing down of our global military presence, but at present it is not entirely realistic. Again, I'd be happy with disengaging the Middle East, and re-aligning our ground forces back to CONUS while maintaining a global strike/global reach capability, along with a solid nuclear triad, and counternuclear/ICBM counter measures. But put any "peace dividend" into scaling up renewable energy technologies - particularly that algae item, and also into drilling and harvesting other fossil fuels within our EEZ and sequestering it for our domestic markets, and not selling it to the world.

    - All That Racism Stuff: I'm willing to cut the man a little slack, in that he is nearly 80 years old, and he is likely a product of an upbringing in a different era. Plus, I don't think that he would be stupid enough to publicly voice any such prejudices he supposedly had 20-30 years ago in a society that is all too ready to shred him over the first un-PC thing he might want to say.

    At the same time, he appeals to me because of his message of liberty - reduced federal interference in nearly every aspect of our lives, lowered taxes, and no more unnecessary foreign wars.

    Dismantling the Culture of Fear Police State that arose during Bush '43 and was perfected by Obama.

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    Mar 08, 2012 5:27 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidMost center-right independents (of which I may be considered one) will either stay home in November, or reluctantly vote for Obama.

    I just can't see myself voting for Mitt or Santorum, so I guess I'll stick with the proverbial "devil I know". With any luck, he'll skew hard to the extreme left enough to make more folks wake up to Ron Paul's ideas for Liberty, if a like-minded candidate can be found.

    I'm hoping that Fred(?) Karger will work with Ron Paul's people to take up that mantle in 2016.


    Mitt's not an ideal candidate but he isn't as bad as he's been painted. Despite his pandering I feel that at the end of the day he would at least support some kind of domestic partnership laws or civil unions that may come his way -- similar to Obama. He's not a "hater", but he is making sure that he is on the wrong side of history when it comes to full equality and egging on the haters.

    We have to remember that if Obama gets re-elected, Obamacare is here to stay. The reason why I might vote for Mitt is simply because of obamacare alone, not because I like him.

    Voting for Ron Paul is not going to miraculously cause obamacare to get repeated. That's a reality we have to face.