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Old 08-31-2007, 10:58 AM   #766
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When/where has he been invoking Christianity or the Bible?
My bad. I guess I was going by this:

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I'm a Christian and so are a few of my friends. We'll all support Thompson if he gets the nomination.
I figured that's why you were going to support someone with no platform.
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:09 AM   #767
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My bad. I guess I was going by this:



I figured that's why you were going to support someone with no platform.
Martha, it's not so black and white. Just because I'm a Christian doesn't mean I'll only support a Bible-thumping candidate. My point was that Thompson doesn't have to align himself with the Christian Right in order for me to support him.

I know it's easier for you to generalize me but please realize I can think outside my religion. I'd support a conservative/republican atheist in a heartbeat if I thought he/she was a better candidate. The health of my political party is more important to me than any candidates religious views.

Also, regarding your "no platform" comment. I look at Thompson's voting record and I look at what party he's going to attempt to appeal to and I put 2 and 2 together. I don't expect to be suprised when he outlines things next week.
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:14 AM   #768
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Why is Thompson (three wives) more of a Christian than Romney (one wife)? Is being a Protestant more of a Christian than being a Mormon?

Since I'm a Catholic, which I assume also counts as Christian, I don't get the "he's a Christian" justification as a reason for voting for one candidate over the other. What's the real difference here?
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Since I'm a Catholic, which I assume also counts as Christian,
Oh, don't be so sure. There have been people on FYM in the past who insisted the opposite was the case.
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:29 PM   #770
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Are you sure about that?

But your definition of far left doesn't align with anyone else's in this country. You've tried to show these far left canidates and failed miserably.
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Are you sure about that?



yes, i am sure about that. there's not a single position that i can see advanced by a major democratic candidate that they're going to have to backtrack on in the general election.



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You say that like the war vote was a minor thing. I would say the war vote was a BIG, BIG exception. You're wrong though when you say that no candidate has backtracked. Remember Richardson getting flustered at that gay convention?

well, i did use the words "big exception" so i hardly see how i said it like it was a minor thing.

that is HRC's big issue with the Democratic base, at this point, but notice that she still hasn't *apologized* for it, though she's admitted that the performance of the administration has made her regret the vote. she's never yet said that her vote was wrong. and that's a big political point -- if she had to pander and swing way Left, she'd have apologized. the fact that she hasn't done that demonstrates that she's running a national campagin, and not a turn-out-the-base campaign.

yes, Richardson did fuck up at the LOGO debate. it was noted. but there's a difference between misspeaking versus reversing a specific *position.*
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But wouldn't her support for the war make you like her even more?
When she voted to go to war, I applauded her and every Democrat who voted that way. Needless to say, those sentiments have since disappeared.
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I think it's sad that anyone would applaud anyone who wanted to go to war, especially one that was unnecessary.
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Seriously though, what's with the voting of actors and entertainers into office?
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Seriously though, what's with the voting of actors and entertainers into office?
It's an image obsessed society. They will take image over substance anyday.
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Oh, don't be so sure. There have been people on FYM in the past who insisted the opposite was the case.
I sure hope you're kidding
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It's an image obsessed society. They will take image over substance anyday.
That's very true.
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John McCain answers a question from a Concord High student who asks whether he's too old to be president.

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can Republicans tell me why they've abandoned someone like McCain for someone as absolutely, positively substance-free as Fred Thompson.

just watch his first political ad.

it's like Diet Bush. "Freedom. Terror. Taxes Bad. Vote for me."
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