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Old 04.01.2012, 11:06
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Romney?

Looks like Romney has gotten a marigal win in the last round.
Been trying to make head or tails of the guy.
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Old 04.01.2012, 11:14
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Looks like Romney has gotten a marigal win in the last round.
Been trying to make head or tails of the guy.
Understanding American democracy is akin to understanding what makes women tick. Incomprehensible, challenging and then it all ends up differently than all of the tell-tale signs would have you believe.

Oh and it costs trillions of wasted dollars that big companies sponsor. The same ones that lay off workers because of "tightening the belt" economics.
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Old 04.01.2012, 11:31
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Re: Romney?

http://www.boston.com/Boston/politic...?p1=News_links
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Old 04.01.2012, 11:48
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Looks like Romney has gotten a marigal win in the last round.
Been trying to make head or tails of the guy.
Who isn't? I actually pride myself on not being "political", but for some reason, I have been following this more closely than normal. If you look back to Romney's governor days (in Massachusetts), he was much more liberal than he "claims" he is now. So I think he is your typical career politician--telling people what they want to hear and hoping they don't have the resources (or brains) to actually check his record and/or consider his history...

In this most recent case, Romney apparently appealed to the older Iowans, Paul to the younger, and Santorum to the middle-aged staunchly conservative group. This article is actually really interesting--it breaks down where each has a strong-hold and where each is lacking.

And as it points out at the end, winning Iowa really means nothing. There is still a long road ahead.
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Old 04.01.2012, 12:31
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Re: Romney?

Looking from the outside, it seems the Republicans are in a similar dilemma to the British Labour party; they don't have a credible leader/challenger to the current, not-universally-popular, government.
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Re: Romney?

I for one am breathing a huge sigh of relief because, at least Michelle "Batsh!! Crazy" Bachman has conceded. She's gone, out, finished, done!

Rick Perry has "gone back to Texas" to assess his campaign. Maybe he'll also drop out of the race. Good. One less whacko to worry about.

The Iowa caucuses are a show of how things stand. They really don't have any significant bearing on the actual party nominations because they don't elect any delegates to the convention. That comes in the primary elections. Nevertheless, the Iowa caucus is good for weeding out the poor-showers, and for predicting the contenders. I'm glad to see Ron Paul make a good showing, but I didn't expect Rick Santorum to show so strongly.

On January 10, New Hampshire will have it's primary. Rick Santorum is not expected to do so well. Romney is an obvious favorite, being from neighboring Massachussetts, but Jon Huntsman has been campaigning heavily in N.H. In fact, he skipped campaigning in Iowa, which is why he showed so weakly in the caucus results. So he is also expected to show very well in N.H. And of course... Ron Paul is also expected to make a good showing in New Hampshire as well.

January 21 will be the South Carolina primary, and this is where things could start to change. Gingrich was supposed to be favored here, but by the time the smoke from Iowa and New Hampshire have cleared, this could be a totally new ball game. I'd expect Ron Paul to continue gaining ground here, but Rick Perry could still move in and take a lot of votes, as well.
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Old 04.01.2012, 14:37
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Re: Romney?

I'm placing my bet on Jon Huntsman, Jr. He's a mormon who believes in science and has a profilic last name to boot. I think he's the only Republican candidate that can seriously run against Obama.

Added note: The ladies on the View like him so he's getting Hollywood endorsement too.

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I'm putting my bet on Jon Huntsman, Jr. He's a mormon who believes in science and has a profilic last name to boot. I think he's the only Republican candidate that can seriously run against Obama.

Added note: The ladies on the View like him so he's getting Hollywood endorsement too.

I think I can run against Obama and win. The Americans are not so happy with him as the change he brought was well........not so good.

Im voting Ron Paul (not actually voting)
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I think I can run against Obama and win.
Now that's a lot of Bulle....
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Old 04.01.2012, 17:40
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Re: Romney?

Probably the person who benefits most from this result is Obama.
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Old 04.01.2012, 21:47
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Re: Romney?

Bachmann has formally withdrawn
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