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#372742 - 04/10/12 02:24 PM Just the Two of Them
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
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As I write, Santorum is holding a press conference to drop out.

I do like the phrase, nominee presumptive, though.

I guess that leaves just the two of them.

Hmmm, "Barack vs. Mitt." Sounds like a hotly contested school committee race in Belgrade.
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#372743 - 04/10/12 03:02 PM Re: Just the Two of Them [Re: BobKay]
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Registered: 08/05/09
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I's just wondering... What did I have to do with picking the candidates? Who picked Mitt? I can't see how it could have been me. How is it that the common folk picks who gets to run for pres?

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#372746 - 04/10/12 03:30 PM Re: Just the Two of Them [Re: BobKay]
Socketman Offline
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Registered: 07/12/09
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out of how many billions of you guys in the US and thats all you can come up with.Seriously steven harper is a better candidate and he is an idiot
Cake walk for obama
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#372748 - 04/10/12 03:49 PM Re: Just the Two of Them [Re: Socketman]
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Originally Posted By: Socketman
out of how many billions of you guys in the US and thats all you can come up with.Seriously steven harper is a better candidate and he is an idiot
Cake walk for obama


One must remember, it is the "system" that is the problem. When you have a primary system in place to elect a Presidential candidate that is a marathon race from beginning to end requiring enormous sums of money to continue, then it becomes basically "survival of the fittest" NOT the best candidate. As a result, this eliminates the vast majority of potentially good people who, despite their credentials, would have no chance whatsoever of securing the massive funds necessary to even start the process.

When Obama ran in the primary before the last election it was essentially TWO years from the time he started to the day he took office. He raised over $600 million dollars and McCain over $400 million(the first Billion dollar Presidency)!

Of course, once elected, there are no "strings attached" to the securing of those funds, yeah right! This is why, with very few exceptions, all these candidates still are or have been involved at some point or another in the Washington "inner circle" and are more often than not very rich themselves with the necessary political connections.


Edited by casey01 (04/10/12 03:54 PM)

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#372749 - 04/10/12 03:50 PM Re: Just the Two of Them [Re: Socketman]
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Should I get my popcorn ready?
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#372750 - 04/10/12 03:55 PM Re: Just the Two of Them [Re: BobKay]
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I like puppies.

And turtles.

Okay, not really. I really don't care for turtles. Except the carmel-nut things.
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#372751 - 04/10/12 03:56 PM Re: Just the Two of Them [Re: BobKay]
medic8r Offline
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Originally Posted By: BobKay
Santorum is holding a press conference to drop out.

Always an interesting day when Santorum drops out.

I wish him a frothy adieu.
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#372752 - 04/10/12 04:06 PM Re: Just the Two of Them [Re: BobKay]
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4422
Loc: Marion, IA
WARNING:
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This thread is political in nature. Many people will become offended by some comment, some viewpoint, or just because they want to. Most political threads get way out of hand. Be nice!
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My take. Obama is terrible. Worse than anyone else? Well, that is debatable since many previous presidents were bad for different reasons. The only way that I will ever feel really good about a candidate or president is when they start working for the people, and not for a select few constituents, or to be able to take vacation number 27 on taxpayer dollars, or to go puff out their chest to other countries, or to just line their friends' wallets with earmarks or bailouts. The political scene in the US, especially the higher up you go, has been so corrupt for so long that I can't see how any potential president could turn this ship around.

As for who is going to win the election, despite the terrible "approval" ratings (again, not just with our current president), it will basically come down to the people that just don't care to vote. They are sick of things to a point that they don't even want to participate. They are the key mass of citizens (and non-citizens) that will once again give us a 2-term president.

From a statistics perspective, I was told that only one time in history was a president up for reelection and he didn't win.

The last go around, people reelected someone that was said to be a destroyer of other countries. This time around, we will reelect someone who is a destroyer of this one.

Fire away folks. Just keep things civil.
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#372753 - 04/10/12 04:08 PM Re: Just the Two of Them [Re: BobKay]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Bazinga award for JP.
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#372754 - 04/10/12 04:09 PM Re: Just the Two of Them [Re: BobKay]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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I'm staying out of this.
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