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  • Started 2 years ago by Uncle Mort
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  1. Uncle Mort

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    The RepubiKlans don't have a broadly popular candidate. If Romney is all but decided, How do they patch together a ticket to run against Obama? Almost a blood feud separating Romney & Santorum & Gingrich. Lipstick, meat or both? Romney/Bachmann comes to mind. Then i imagined Laura Bush, say it can't happen.

    Posted on March 21, 2012 - 08:21 AM #
  2. Uncle Mort

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    Check out Romney's gaffe-ridden, stumblebumming victory speech last night at the Illinois primary. Downright comical. Someone could have real fun doctoring this video. Man is at the least dealing with exhaustion. Hate to wake him up at 3 a.m. for a world crisis. So the next veep must also be the eveready bunny. ( Remember how he was by his handlers' admission tired and mixed up a few weeks ago, when he expressed support for a contraception bill he was supposed to be opposing?)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/21/mitt-romney-illinois-primary-teleprompter_n_1369793.html

    Posted on March 21, 2012 - 09:34 AM #
  3. There was a lot of editing in those clips too...who cares..

    Posted on March 21, 2012 - 09:52 AM #
  4. NoParty

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    There was a lot of editing in those clips too...who cares..

    I don't!

    GO ROMNEY GO!!!!!!!!

    Posted on March 21, 2012 - 07:20 PM #
  5. Uncle Mort

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    Might as well resurrect my recent thread since the other one is getting trashed.
    Romney has a high 'don't like' factor even among republicans. He needs a nice woman on the ticket,a ticket that must also throw meat to the fringe. don't rule out that crazy teapot Brewer governator from Arizona who snubbed Obama on his recent visit.

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 12:44 PM #
  6. Notalent

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    A most strategic choice would be Condi Rice.

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 12:53 PM #
  7. warner

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    I still think he'll go for a Southern govenor type, to "balance" the ticket and placate the cons. It won't work, but he'll try.

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 12:56 PM #
  8. Mrs.Merkin

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    I'm not sure a Mormon would pick a woman by choice, but if he does, I'd guess it's because his research shows he needs to woo and capture them very important womenfolks. I wouldn't count out Nikki Haley, Tea Party supporter and Governor of South Carolina.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2012-04-02/nikki-haley-south-carolina/53957632/1

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 01:01 PM #
  9. Mrs.Merkin

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    Ah, Warner, you beat me to it. She's perfect.

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 01:02 PM #
  10. Amus

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    Rice won't cut it withthe whacko faction.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2822306/posts

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 01:03 PM #
  11. Notalent

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    He won't win by placating the whackos though and I bet he'd rather win than kiss the ass of the far right.

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 02:09 PM #
  12. I think we are going to get someone like Paul Ryan. A conservative related especially to economic issues...relative to what Romney already believes in and someone very agreeable to the Republican platform.

    Posted on April 5, 2012 - 02:17 PM #
  13. Uncle Mort

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    A Romney-Arpaio ticket, getting less likely, as Arpaio's birther/teapot gang became addicted to the pursuit of political enemies:

    "In a Phoenix courtroom filled with fellow lawyers and some of his biggest critics on Tuesday, the former Arizona prosecutor who served for years as Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s right-hand man was stripped of his license to practice law.

    A three-member panel of the State Bar of Arizona ruled that ex-Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas abused his powers as a prosecutor to target his political enemies. Because of that, they ruled he would be disbarred.

    One of Thomas’ top aides, Lisa Aubuchon, was also disbarred for her role in the misconduct. A second aide, Rachel Alexander, had her law license suspended for six months."

    What about MARCO RUBIO the senator from Florida? Between Zimmerman's vigilantism and Ozzie Guillen's biiiig mouth, that 'little cuba' of a state is being unmasked as a nuthouse, might be too hot to handle on the campaign trail.

    Posted on April 10, 2012 - 09:41 AM #
  14. duxrule

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    Santorum is out:

    Rick Santorum ends presidential campaign after conceding to Mitt Romney in phone call

    After calling Mitt Romney to say he is ending his presidential campaign, Rick Santorum announced the end of his presidential campaign Tuesday during a press conference in Pennsylvania, his home state.
    "We will suspend our campaign effective today," Santorum said in Gettysburg, Pa.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/rick-santorum-calls-mitt-romney-concede-180027008.html

    Posted on April 10, 2012 - 12:17 PM #
  15. Uncle Mort

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    This Nikki Haley also has a big ethics complaint stinking up her in-box. Donors who cannot be named. Does however go well with Romney's policies that cannot be described and positions that cannot be remembered.

    Posted on April 10, 2012 - 01:02 PM #
  16. Andy_brown

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    "Santorum is out"

    Good riddance.

    Posted on April 10, 2012 - 01:23 PM #
  17. skeptical

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    "Santorum is out." The next step is to "wipe off the santorum" from your thingie.

    Posted on April 10, 2012 - 01:28 PM #
  18. It would seem at first read that you might have more experience with that than some of us do.

    Posted on April 10, 2012 - 01:38 PM #
  19. So much for Mr. Principled.

    About the only redeeming quality I could cite regarding Rick Santorum has been his unwavering willingness to stand by his positions no matter how broadly unpopular coupled with a willingness to face political obliteration rather than accede to political expediency.

    For example:

    Romney bailed out of his gubernatorial re-election bid in Massachusetts ostensibly to focus upon family and business. Of course his real reason for getting out was in preparation for running for President and avoiding the humiliation of preceding that decision by getting shellacked in a governor’s race. Polling indicated that would have been the outcome.

    Santorum did exactly the opposite. He knew and all polling indicated that his Senate re-election bid was doomed to failure. However, he believed in his positions and felt his inclusion in the race was an important dynamic. As we all know he wound up losing spectacularly. And in the process all but destroyed his political career prior to his late and completely unlikely rise to contending with Mittens for the GOP presidential nomination.

    Look, he’s a fucking nut. But at least he’s truthful and consistent in stating his opinions and clearly outlines to the electorate what he would do in office should he be elected.

    Mittens will say whatever you want him to say. What do you need him to believe? He can do that! He’s never held a consistent opinion on anything. He’s a colossal liar and consistently misrepresents both his own positions and those of his political adversaries. There’s dishonest, there’s disingenuous, there’s flip flopping, and then there’s Mitt Romney. Among contemporary national political candidates he’s truly created a new category unto himself. He’s a fucking embarrassment and I’m going to relish watching the intellectually dishonest and the deeply hypocritical reluctantly scurry to his support and defense lo these coming months.

    Santorum had claimed that his main reasons for staying in the race amounted to continuing to outline and offer a clear contrast and offer a clear choice to the GOP primary voters between someone who will literally say anything to be elected in comparison to someone who has actually held true to the socially conservative ideals the GOP primary voters claim to hold in primacy even before electability.

    So much for that. Either Rick quit the race for political reasons due to intra party political posturing with associated personal and professional fiduciary considerations OR he simply quit because he was about to get shelled by Romney in the Pennsylvania primary and could not face the national embarrassment. Needless to say I suspect the former as I have yet to see any indication the latter has ever been a cause of concern for Mr. Santorum. His Google problem alone is more embarrassing than anything Mitt Romney could have inflicted upon him.

    None of this is particularly surprising. I and others predicted Mittens would end up being the nominee more than a year ago. The only drama throughout the process has been Mitten’s continuing, comical, inability to close the deal with the socially conservative, evangelical voters whom make up the base and heretofore have denied him uncontested status.

    Well now he’s got it. Along with an unenthused and reluctant base reminiscent of the state of affairs greeting John McCain this time four year ago coupled with unprecedented personal negatives at this stage of a presidential campaign. Oh, and a nineteen to twenty point gender gap with women to Mr. Obama according to the most recent polling on the matter. That, too, is an unprecedented gap.

    Let the torrents of untraceable corporate money flowing like a river of toxic waste into the electorate’s pond commence! Thank you partisan flavored 5-4 Citizens United Supreme Court decision!

    P.S. In spite of all that I’m standing by my prediction of more than a year ago. Obama +3 or +4.

    Posted on April 10, 2012 - 02:19 PM #
  20. NoParty

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    It would seem at first read that you might have more experience with that than some of us do.

    WOW!

    Your wife must be proud of you...

    Posted on April 10, 2012 - 04:17 PM #
  21. Uncle Mort

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    Don't flush the santorum every time, let the yellow mellow.

    Posted on April 10, 2012 - 05:51 PM #
  22. Uncle Mort

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    Another immigrant group that hates Republicants?

    "ST. LOUIS — At least one penguin at the St. Louis Zoo appears to be a feisty opponent of Newt Gingrich.

    The Republican presidential candidate is sporting a small bandage on his finger after getting nipped by a small penguin during his tour of the zoo on Friday. Gingrich was in St. Louis to speak during the National Rifle Association's annual meeting.

    During his visit to the popular zoo in Forest Park, he was treated to a behind-the-scenes visit with two Magellanic penguins. One of them nipped Gingrich on the finger.

    Posted on April 16, 2012 - 09:31 PM #
  23. Uncle Mort

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    So should Bumney distance himself from the Bush legacy by declining Jeb? I suspect that boy faced Rubio wants to finish his senate term.

    Posted on April 25, 2012 - 12:56 PM #
  25. I'm thinking Rubio would be his best choice at this point. I don't think resurrecting the Bush name, despite the fact that Jeb is a pretty good guy, is a good idea.

    Posted on April 25, 2012 - 01:02 PM #
  26. NoParty

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    Jeb is a pretty good guy.

    Lets hope to God above that he doesn't run America like his dimwit of a brother did.

    Posted on April 25, 2012 - 03:17 PM #
  27. I enjoy reading how thoughtful Republicans have come to the carefully considered opinion that Rubio would be his (Mittens) best choice. I.e. The only media they inhale has completely cooincidentially arrived at that same opinion at the same time.

    It will probably come as a surprise to them further down the line that the DNC is not particularly concerned about that possiblity for many reasons.

    By all means, Rubio away.

    Posted on April 25, 2012 - 03:52 PM #
  28. NoParty

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    The only media they inhale has completely coincidentally arrived at that same opinion at the same time.

    Good ol' FAUXNews!

    Yeeeeeeeehawwwwww!!!!!!

    Posted on April 25, 2012 - 08:02 PM #

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