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Old 09-26-2012, 08:23 AM  
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Paging Conservatives: The 2012 Republican POTUS Candidates

This is a thread specifically for Republicans and conservatives on this forum.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I get the sense that just about every one of you really don't like Mitt Romney as a Presidential candidate against Obama. That may not be universally true of all of you folks, but I'd think it's true of much of you, if not nearly all of you.

At the same time, outside of the minority of you who were big on Ron Paul, Romney was unquestionably the best candidate for your party out of the primaries, was he not? At least among the people who were doing anything in the polls. Santorum led at one point, as did Michelle Bachmann but I think all the DC conservatives here hate both. I don't think a single one of you have an ounce of respect for Newt Gingrich or Herman Cain as POTUS candidates (my apologies if you actually do). And Rick Perry was... well, Rick Perry.

Yes, I know most of you would prefer almost all those folks to Obama, but that doesn't change the fact that this seemed like a particularly weak crop.

I am not a conservative or a Republican, but I think compared to previous primary fields for your party, this was a very weak cycle in terms of POTUS candidates.

My question is -- why do you think that is? Why do you think we had such a weak crop of POTUS candidates for your party?

Because right now, it really does seem like the GOP has a deeper bench of people that have Presidential timber than do the Democrats, who outside of Obama and Hillary Clinton, don't really have much of a bench at all. And yet... these candidates didn't seem to have their shit together.

I'm just interested in picking your brains. I'm not even remotely interested in debating or arguing, just wanted to see what your points of view on the subject might be.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:30 PM   #211
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I wouldn't piss on that bitch if she was on fire, unless I had a gasoline bladder.
Sorry, I think that post is over the line.

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:24 PM   #212
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Sorry, I think that post is over the line.

Seconded. I think that out of respect for her position patriotic Americans should set aside their partisan bickering and piss on the bitch without regard to whether she is currently in flames and no matter the contents of their bladders.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:31 PM   #213
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Seconded. I think that out of respect for her position patriotic Americans should set aside their partisan bickering and piss on the bitch without regard to whether she is currently in flames and no matter the contents of their bladders.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:01 PM   #214
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:45 PM   #216
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He's a solidly charitable and compassionate man, but his faith structure mandates that he not publicize that fact. So the way is cleared to distribute the narrative that he hoards his wealth and only cares about the wealthy, when the truth is the polar opposite.

He believes that individual, local, community compassion is superior to faceless federal entitlement, but he also believes that those actual acts of individual, local community compassion are private matters. This leaves the conundrum of a powerful message that should be widely applauded, but should not be promoted, just somehow understood. People aren't mind-readers, though.

In sum, I freely admit that he's an unpopular candidate, but fully believe that, if elected, would become a highly popular leader.
Funnily enough, it was less than a day after the election that even Obama cheerleader Sullivan was exploring this very point, with a discussion on how Romney didn't sufficiently exploit the positives of his Mormonism to his own detriment.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:51 AM   #217
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Funnily enough, it was less than a day after the election that even Obama cheerleader Sullivan was exploring this very point, with a discussion on how Romney didn't sufficiently exploit the positives of his Mormonism to his own detriment.
Leaving politics and policy aside, he's a much better man than the guy he ran against, IMO.
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