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The Ever-Evolving list of Republican Presidential Candidates
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so who's it going to be, for reals.
Newt Gingrich
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Mitt Romney
42%
 42%  [ 17 ]
Mitch Daniels
10%
 10%  [ 4 ]
Ron Paul
17%
 17%  [ 7 ]
Tim Pawlenty
10%
 10%  [ 4 ]
Sarah Palin
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Rick Santorum
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Jon Huntsman
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Some complete outsider
12%
 12%  [ 5 ]
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:14 pm    Post subject: The Ever-Evolving list of Republican Presidential Candidates Reply with quote

since it's likely to be quite variable group, i figure we should start keeping track.

trump now says he's out - on account of his great love for business.

i don't know whether to be happy or sad. he sure was great for the late-night comics.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no option for the reanimated corpse of Ronald Reagan?
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any republican with internet access knows wheels by now. Doesn't he have a chance?
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huntsman could actually be a good candidate -- which is why he won't win the nomination this go-around. He's running now so that he'll have name recognition in 2016.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Newt's hopelessly dishonest (read: politically experienced and savvy) enough to have a decent shot at the office. Well, decenter than everybody left standing.
Sarah Palin is unelectable.
Santorum is too blatant in his religious extremism.
Ron Paul will not make it because GOLD STANDARD!
Romney is too blatant in his un-extremism and pragmatism.

Don't know enough about the others.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

which is part of why one wonders if they have a chance - they are pretty much bland white guys who are/were governors of states in the middle of the country that probably at least half of the electorate couldn't find on a map.

supposed to be fiscally conservative, practical guys who have good executive experience. the problem most of the candidates seem to have is, once the tea party hears about them, the candidate has to totally ditch whatever intelligent thoughts they might have had and start parroting the same fringe agenda.

so right now, i'm guessing that whoever best mimics the lunatic fringe (and i would put money on newt - after all, he was a regular on fox) will get the republican nomination - and then make mccain/palin look like a successful combo, come november.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Comprehensive poll studies don't give a single one of these candidates more than a remote future-postulated-potential chance of beating Obama, which is a bizarrely dismal situation for a party to be in; also one without contemporary precedent. To compare, it's a worse start than McGovern vs Muskie vs Hart.


The biggest question about the republican primaries and I'm serious here is how silly they will be. The popular perspective of the GOP primary battles could be that it's an embarrassingly comical event. Palin will probably but not certainly be 'convinced' to drop out to avoid as much of this as possible.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goddamn...i had put out of my mind how close we were to this fucking circus again.

Better lay in a large supply of alcohol and pot because im going to need to be nearly incapacitated almost immediately after coming home from work in order to deal with all the ron paul shit my family is going to have all over my facebook.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they're going to be doing all they can trying to play this as a straight-laced serious event, and the democrats will be doing everything they can to paint it as an utterly ridiculous event. The more you see of Palin, Paul, Tancredo, Gingrich, and Santorum, the more this narrative will go in favor of the dems.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
Santorum


Ewwwwwwww!
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its really not that messy once you get used to it
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
The biggest question about the republican primaries and I'm serious here is how silly they will be. The popular perspective of the GOP primary battles could be that it's an embarrassingly comical event. Palin will probably but not certainly be 'convinced' to drop out to avoid as much of this as possible.


I, for one, look forward to the "big tent" party becoming a giant televised circus.

I also can't wait for Gingrich to talk to some anti-gay folks about the sanctity of marriage. It'll be great fun.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gingrich is already feuding with the Ryan camp. The schisms start early ~
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, you left out Gary Johnson.

It's possible some black swan will deprive Obama of a second term, but I'm betting that a rising economy will make him unassailable in late 2012, no matter who the Republicans field.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:

Santorum is too blatant in his religious extremism.

Probably he's been the butt of too many jokes.
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