Republican Candidates

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  1. swordfishME

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    If you were restricted in picking the next POTUS from only the republicans in the field who would your choice be and why:

    I would choose McCain/Hunter because I actually agree with a some of McCain's views and a lot of Hunter's views as well. Plus McCain is "electable".
     
  2. mindseye

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    If I were restricted to only Republican choices, I'd say Diebold finally got their way. Heil Cheney!
     
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    Anything but Mitt Romney, he is almost like a Hollywood sleazy politician.
     
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    Easy...Ron Paul.

    He's the only candidate in the lineup who has the first clue what he's talking about.

    I watched the NH debates dumbfounded as all those other douchebags sat there and conteded with utter sincerity that our foreign policies of previous years have absolutely no bearing on why radical fundamentalists profess such hatred of the USA.
     
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    Does anyone other than me automatically think of "modesty underwear" everytime I think of Romney? :tongue:
     
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    Ditto.
     
  7. ClaireTalon

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    Definitely McCain too, for the current election he would be the candidate of my choice. He has left a good impression with me after each of his appearances in interviews, I get the impression of someone who knows his stuff and does the right thing. Of all candidates, he has what I am looking for: He is a political heavyweight and well-connected, but on the other hand he is not afraid to offend his party's base voters by criticizing the connections between his party and nation-wide corporations. And last but not least, he is ex-AF, so he my vote for him is almost a must.
     
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    Claire:

    I think John McCain was USN not USAF. He and his A-4 were involved in the tragic fire on board the USS Forrestal off Vietnam in 1967.

    USS Forrestal (CV-59) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Id never vote for a republican, not worth my time.
     
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    i'd pick McCain
     
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    I Always vote Republican....Guiliani 08
     
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    Well said I live in the uk and we are in more trouble than you guys I wish we had someone as honest as him over here!
     
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    Yet you not only opened and read this thread but actually posted a response, asinine though it was. Your time apparently isn't worth much at all.
     
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    Ron Paul is exasperating for me. He is sometimes amazingly right about an issue when all the others seem clueless. But he also has some pretty extreme and almost crackpot ideas about a few things. So he scares me like Ross Perot scared me.

    On the other hand, that particular section in the NH debates was just as you described it. No one but Ron was willing to recognize that our foreign policy over the last 50 years or more is a huge factor in radical fundamental hatred of The West. Paul was right to mention us propping up brutal dictators (even Saddam at one point).
     
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    I don't like either political party but I think Repubs suck worse than Dems.
     
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    I would love to see a Paul/Kucinich ticket.

    I have never acknowledged the concept of electibility as a reason for voting for anyone. That's saying you want to vote for the winner, not the best person for the job, not your conscience, not your beliefs. Your vote is secret. You don't win a prize for voting for the guy who wins.

    Paul has integrity and wants to follow the constitution. That's what a president is there for and I think he's the right man. Are some of his policies extreme? YES! Because the constitution's policies are extreme! If decide to ignore the constitution as Bush does, in his words, "just a piece of paper," then we're not a nation of laws where no man is above the law. While there are people who do seem to be above the law, the important thing is the law does not acknowledge it. It's our misapplication of law which allows unfair treatment.

    One also has to consider what Paul would actually be able to do. Presidents can't do much without congress and no president gets everything on his agenda. The more extreme or unpopular a policy, the more congress is likely to block it. That's the beauty of the system, or should be, until recently.

    The single most important factor in our government is that it does not exist by any right other than that of the will of the people. How real that is in practicality is iffy though I do not believe our armed forces would participate in a coup. The integrity of our government derives from that single remarkable feat. Other governments the world over may be representative (or not). Other governments may be democratic, yet none owe the basis of their existence on the will of the people whom it represents. It is every American's right to dissolve the government when it ceases to function.

    Bush sets a dangerous precedent of refusing to obey constitutional restraint in his policies. Our congress, which refuses to act as it is legally required to, is no less complicit. The foxes are watching the henhouse and nobody cares. That sort of thing happens when the people are fat, lazy, and don't care what happens because they see no change in their lives.

    We're just a few short crises away from a de facto fascist state and don't think that isn't so. Ask people of 1928 Germany if they'd have fascism by 1933 and they'd laugh at you. So would the people of Italy and Spain. It's the misfortune of despots that they rarely see the revolution coming. Ceaucescu and his wife were gunned-down in their garden, the Romanovs and Bourbons didn't attempt escape until it was too late. Nobody ever sees it coming save the handful of people who have learned the signs of history.

    I see those signs and I don't wish any of it on my country.

     
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    A lot of people outside the USA sees the signs a few people in the USA sees, as pointed out so pertinently by Jason Els. If one points that out in any forum which is predominantly american, one is accused of being ignorant, in league with "terrorists" etc. So it is reassuring that some americans are not completely fooled that they are living in a democracy.
     
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    When I watched the debates, I was humored by how direct Romney was about the immigration policy with McCain. Sadly, the democratic candidates never got into this issue. Romney kept asking McCain: "Would you give the illegals amnesty or send them back?" This is only one issue, and I'm far from an expert political analyst, but I'm not one for rewarding bad behavior. Send them all packing, get at the end of the line, and apply for citizenship the right way. All these foreigners here on expired visas - bye bye! They need to leave. People who won't assimilate and be an American - go back where you came from and don't let the door hit ya. When will the people of this country find their spines and quit wimping out about being so politically correct and afraid to offend someone? Australia has the right idea. "If you don't like our country and you don't want to fit in, maybe this isn't the right place for you". I love it! We need to take lessons from Australia. I speak 4 foreign languages - 2 fairly well. Why can't these losers learn English if they want to live here? Why isn't it a mandatory requirement? The California DMV gives drivers' tests in multiple languages. Great. They put these people on the roads and they can't read the signs. We can't rely on the president to make everything wonderful. It has to come from each and every one of us wanting to raise the bar. If we don't wake up as a society, we'll be overthrown due to our own apathy. I figure that I'll be dead and gone before it gets really bad, but I won't give up as long as I'm still breathing.
     
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    I don't have to be restricted to Republicans to choose Fred Thompson.


    However, if I had to vote for a Democrat, it would be Bill Richardson.
     
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    That's interesting: you're supporting a corpse, and a man who loves life, respectively.
     
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