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Old December 2nd, 2007, 02:04 PM   #1
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For me it's with Giuliani, whom I really feel could get some economy shit taken care of. But his history of gun control leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 04:12 PM   #2
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Rudy seems like too much of a democrat in republican clothing - basically I think what NYC considers a conservative would be left of a moderate like John Dingell. His lukewarm 2nd Amendment position combined with a real track record of gun-banning eliminates him for me.

Huckabee doesn't come off as having a "Presidential bearing" for me. Seems petty, but I believe that a huge amount of today's problems (i.e. being challenged by Islamofacists) stem from Jimmuh Carter being viewed as accommodating and weak back in the day.

In theory, there's a lot I'd like about Ron Paul (believer in small government, Roe v. Wade choice not taking a centerpiece in his platform, independence from the religious right, etc...). However, he comes across as either (a) a nutjob, (b) too caught up reading his own press materials, or (c) both. He has the potential to be a spoiler third party candidate, splitting the vote and electing the leading (who is Hillary today, but her Nixonian paranoia has plenty of time to torpedo her before the election).

Basically, it comes down to McCain and Romney as contenders. McCain's age is already being turned against him (remember what the media did to Bob Dole), so I think we're looking at Romney, and the "Mormon thing" will hurt him - a lot.
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Just listening to Mitt Romney you can tell he is trying to be everyones candidate. I can't get past that.
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Just listening to Mitt Romney you can tell he is trying to be everyones candidate. I can't get past that.
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And I agree with duffman on the Giuliani thing as well - I hope that he doesn't become the Republican front man
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Abortion stance says a lot about someone I think, that is my nail.
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Abortion, gun control, religious beliefs...all meaningless to me as a presidential candidate. No single person as president will make any sweeping change on those fronts. Economy is where the presidential candidates should focus. Between that nut and healthcare there's little room or reason for them to focus on anything else. Special agendas need to fucking stop.
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Abortion, gun control, religious beliefs...all meaningless to me as a presidential candidate. No single person as president will make any sweeping change on those fronts. Economy is where the presidential candidates should focus. Between that nut and healthcare there's little room or reason for them to focus on anything else. Special agendas need to fucking stop.
Your saying that they can't change the three issues that take the stroke of a pen to drastically change... but they CAN make economy changes that easily? I would say that is backwards.
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Your saying that they can't change the three issues that take the stroke of a pen to drastically change... but they CAN make economy changes that easily? I would say that is backwards.
They can't change the first three as easy as you think. They can veto yes, but its still Congress that holds the power. The president can make changes more easily to the economy than those issues.
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