Conservatives: Meet YOUR Candidate

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    Does anyone seriously think that anyone other than Romney will take the GOP nomination?

    And does that mean that Romney is the candidate that best represents their views? More so than Perry, Gingrich, Santorum or Cain?

    Fading Gingrich falls behind in polls - Yahoo! News
     
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    since i am not a republican....i merely watch in amusement as yall run from one great white hope to another
     
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    They have their differences but they all for agree on at least one approach to governance.

    Decreasing taxes on the wealthy and paying for that by imposing austerity in social services.

    And that is basically all the GOP stands for now, far as I can tell.

    When they tell us they will make a smaller government, I just don't believe them.

    The Republicans have never decreased the size of government, neither have they ever gotten government out of the hair of the PEOPLE.

    Corporations and very wealthy people, yes, there will be more FREEDOM for those types, but for the average American, they will continue to tighten the noose around our necks. If you doubt that just look at how the all but 43 Republicans GOP Reps voted on NDAA

    But when they tell us (not in so many words but by their policy proposals) let market forces kill Americans, there I actually think they're more or less telling us the truth of their policies.

    The only GOPer who is saying anything that is somewhat different is Ron Paul, but he too is on board with the policies that will kill Americans via market forces.

    Really from my POV there isn't one of them that is -- policitically speaking -- worth a festering pimple on my ass.
     
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    NO, he doesn't.

    But I think the GOP establishment has fallen for the siren song of "electability". ROmney's "electable", even though the only person he's ever beaten is a non-entity named Shannon O'Brien in 2002.

    (Incidently for the last few weeks, I've inaccurately identified his opponent in the 2002 race as "Jan Swift". Jane Swift was his predecessor as acting governor, but she didn't run again. Oddly, not one Romney supporter corrected my error, that's how unimportant and a non-entity she was. And he still had to spend 7 million to do it!)

    He's been beaten By Ted Kennedy, didn't even show up to the fight with Devall Patrick, got beat down by Mike Huckabee and then John McCain, and now he's struggling with Newt Gingrich, of all people. But he's going to really stand a chance against Obama, the guy who got the most votes by a Democrat since LBJ.

    It's like saying that he got beat up by Carrot top. Barely won a fight with Pee-wee Herman. Ran away from a fight with Andy Dick. Got rolled in the next fight with Tom Cruise.

    But don't worry, he won a fight once against Pee-Wee. He's ready to take on Evander Hollyfeild now.
     
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    I've seen a difference in Romney in the last couple of debates. He needs a speech coach. and a debate coach. This practices has been good for him.



    I'm still Anybody But Obama..
     
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    Well, that's your perogative.

    I'm anybody but Romney. Just because they put a slicker package on him doesn't make him any better.
     
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    The money power in the republican party wants Romney.

    They will get Romney
     
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    Well, SC has picked the Pres nominee going back to Nixon.

    Based on that streak, it would be foolish to assume Romney.


    I really don't like any of them. Cain and Johnson were my biggest hopes.
     
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    Fiscally Herman Cain is the best candidate but he is a liar. The first few women that he worked with that claimed he "harrassed" them? No, that had little or no credibility with me. The woman he did have an affair with as it has been common knowledge here forever Cain is a whorre hound. And he lied.
    Gingrich is all over the place as usual with his kooky moon colony BS. And his baggage runs deep in west Georgia and his #s with women are pitiful.
    Santorum uses the Bible to promote government.
    So Romney is the man. We could do a hell of a lot worse.
     
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    NOt really.

    Weird Religion
    Slimy businss practices
    Creepy personality like an undertaker.

    I'm just not seeing how sacrificing issues you care about really is mollified by picking a guy with all these strikes against him.

    He'll beat Newt because the whole of the GOP establishment is coming down on his side. The last time I saw something like this was when Pat Buchanan won the NH Primary in 1996, and the whole of the GOP establishment got behind Bob Dole and beat the hell out of the guy.

    But Dole was a shitty candidate. I knew it was over for him when he resigned from the Senate and then bragged about all the government programs he got put into place.
     

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