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Old 01-12-2012, 11:23 PM   #376
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Things just really got More! interesting!! Althought I heard him hint at this last night.

Stephen Colbert transfers super PAC to Jon Stewart, teases entry to Republican primary in SC - The Washington Post

I the Daily Show & Colbert Report.
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:24 PM   #377
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i'm curious to see how this all plays out. very curious.
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he will take a chunk of Ron Paul's votes
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:20 AM   #379
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Heh, oh, yeah, way to make things more interesting, Colbert and Stewart .

(Hi, Sue ! Long time no see!)

As for other topics, yeah, we really need to get off this claim that success is envied. The GOP candidates talk about how they hate class warfare and think all the stereotypes of the rich are unfair, but then say it's poor people and freeloaders and struggling immigrants mooching off everyone that's causing the country to hurt. They claim to know what it's like to "struggle", BS, they don't know any such thing. Gingrich, Romney, Perry, they wouldn't even begin to know what it's like to live the sort of life people like my family have lived.
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the very most Colbert can do is get more votes than Huntsman

he won't best any of the other candidates,
could take don't Paul's numbers a bit and make Newt look stronger,
Romney will still be the clear winner.
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I haven't seen it, but I have heard that there's a Gingrich ad attacking Romney for speaking French. I believe Romney recorded a few sentences in French that was played at the Salt Lake Olympics and is not necessarily fluent in the language.

That Gingrich is distorting facts to suit his needs is besides the point, in my view. Even if Romney is fluent in a second language, who cares? To me it's another play for the anti-science, anti-intellectual base of the GOP. And I find that extremely sad.
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Isn't Colbert just making a point about PACs? When is the primary? Bet he 'pulls out' on the day before? Don't think he's actually going to 'spoil' the vote.
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Colbert won't actually be able to run--the deadline for getting on the SC ballot is long past, and write-ins aren't an option in that primary.

As for the Gingrich campaign's surreal anti-Romney "French connection" ad, it's been either savaged or completely ignored by every conservative publication, blog and website I've seen. The primary theme of the ad is that Romney's from Taxachusetts, "just like John Kerry"; it ticks off a list of Romney's less-than-sterling-conservative accomplishments as governor, then at the end suddenly and bizarrely segues to "...and just like John Kerry [clip of Kerry speaking French], Mitt Romney speaks French!" [clip of Romney speaking French] The background music also shifts to something rather cartoonish-sounding at that point, and it's not clear to me how serious the tone of that portion is actually intended to be. At any rate, it's an absurd line of attack, especially since Gingrich himself speaks French (and used French sources extensively in his doctoral dissertation). It wouldn't necessarily be surprising if Gingrich hadn't personally known about the ad in advance--he should have, of course, but the fact is that candidates' control over that process often slips at the height of the primary-season ad blitz. Then again, Gingrich does have a long history of playing desperate and dirty when besieged.
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Judge Rejects GOP Candidates' Request To Be Added To Virginia Ballot | Fox News

it is kind of amazing, that the GOP primaries are basically over before they ever began

we have had one real primary, NH, people did go to the polls and vote, less than 100,000 people voted for Romney, about as many that could fit in the stadium where USC plays football.

and if you look at the actual delegates disbursed, Paul is not far behind Romney.

The evangelical leaders are meeting in Texas right now. They have 2 choices, the honest one, say Santorum is their man. The practical one, so they won't be irrelevant, say Romney has good values and is acceptable.

Let's see if they are honest or practical.

I do believe in 8 days, after SC this is over.
One of the quickest contested nominations conclusions, ever.
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my guess is they are going to go practical.

and avoid questions about the cult of Mormonism until November.

this will keep the firebrand conservatives from any self reflection. if/when Romney loses, they will say it was because he was too moderate and not conservative enough. like McCain and/or Dole.
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ok, back on topic.

how is Romney going to convince voters that he should be president because he made a quarter of a billion dollars by firing people and thinks that poor people simply envy him and his success?

discuss.
Well, if the anti-business rhetoric in your post catches on, he may find it difficult.

But that would be a pity because even though Romney's business experience was largely, in a sense, second hand as it with a consultancy, he is still a lot closer to being a candidate that can plausibly get American back to work than Obama, who had little or no political, let alone real world business experience, before taking office.
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Isn't Colbert just making a point about PACs? When is the primary? Bet he 'pulls out' on the day before? Don't think he's actually going to 'spoil' the vote.
Pretty much, yes. Still fun, though.

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it is kind of amazing, that the GOP primaries are basically over before they ever began
No kidding. It's already so planned out. Supposedly people hate Romney so much and yet he's winning. Either more people are voting for Romney than expected, and nobody's listening at all to voters, or this whole thing's (gasp!) at least slightly rigged (nooooooo). Who knows what the deal is.

As for Gingrich, ugh, can the guy just shut his face and disappear off to be with one of his endless stream of wives or something already?
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my guess is they are going to go practical.


they went with their (dark) hearts
after three rounds of balloting

Religious leaders rally behind Rick Santorum - latimes.com

Santorum is their man
they like Perry
and Gingrich

but do not like Romney.
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Gross.
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Well, if the anti-business rhetoric in your post catches on, he may find it difficult.

But that would be a pity because even though Romney's business experience was largely, in a sense, second hand as it with a consultancy, he is still a lot closer to being a candidate that can plausibly get American back to work than Obama, who had little or no political, let alone real world business experience, before taking office.
I don't think you are giving fair credit to the former community organizer. You gotta have mad skills and be a shrewd fighter to rise through the Chicago mafia political scene the way Barry did.
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