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View Poll Results: Which Republican Presidential candidate will you vote for?
Rudy Giuliani former mayor of New York City 14 25.45%
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas 7 12.73%
Representative Duncan Hunter 0 0%
Senator John McCain 6 10.91%
Representative Ron Paul 19 34.55%
Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts 6 10.91%
Representative Tom Tancredo 0 0%
Fred Thompson, former Senator of Tennessee 1 1.82%
Other - Write In 2 3.64%
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:46 AM   #16
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Unfortunately, Rudy's a sure bet to get the nomination.
That's not true at all. Mitt's got an equal chance. I'm ruling out McCain and Thompson, but I wouldnt be surprised if Huckabee won it.
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:10 PM   #17
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ok I my husband's mothers family is from Arkansas, so I can laugh about this and poke a little fun....but I can't believe the Govenor from Arkansas is actually named Huckabee.......gez.....how much more poe dunk can ya get?!

jk...sorry didn't mean to offend anyone. I picked Rudy too because...well I've always had a great deal of respect for him, even though I've never lived in NYC. But from everything I've learned about him, I like him.
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ok I my husband's mothers family is from Arkansas, so I can laugh about this and poke a little fun....but I can't believe the Govenor from Arkansas is actually named Huckabee.......gez.....how much more poe dunk can ya get?!
Sorry, but I'm lacking the background knowledge, so could you explain it to me?
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'Podunk' is slang (borrowed from an Algonquin Indian word) for an insignificant and undistinguished place, a 'backwater.' I guess the idea would be that "Huckabee" sounds sort of like "hick," or reminds you of Huck Finn, or something like that. It's just an ordinary English surname, not common, not rare either.
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Every time I hear the name Huckabee I always think it sounds like it should be the brand name of some type of jelly or something .

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'Podunk' is slang (borrowed from an Algonquin Indian word) for an insignificant and undistinguished place, a 'backwater.' I guess the idea would be that "Huckabee" sounds sort of like "hick," or reminds you of Huck Finn, or something like that. It's just an ordinary English surname, not common, not rare either.
Ok, that explains a bit, thank you.

Well, Schroeder is a common surname in Germany.

I just came to think that Huckabee was close to hug a bee.
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Sorry, but I'm lacking the background knowledge, so could you explain it to me?
sorry about that. I was just amusing myself!
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:18 PM   #25
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I don't plan on voting Republican but I'm curious as to why Ron Paul is so popular among people my age in their 20's.. I know he voted against the Iraq war but what are some of the other possible reasons?

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Well there are a few reasons:

1) You're right about the war in Iraq. He was one of the very few REPUBLICAN Senators or Congressmen that voted against the war in the beginning and have always kept that position.

2) He is the only person running for President who has the guts to say, and is right by the way, that the reason al-Qaeda attacked us was because we have been in the Muslim holy land and have continuously interfered with the Middle East. (Not that 9/11 was justified)

3) He doesn't believe in spending trillions of hard earned dollars on fighting wars with countries that have no capability of attacking us.

4) He believes in a much more subtle foreign policy, which consists of trade and friendship.

5) He has NEVER voted for a Congressional pay increase.

6) He believes in ultra low taxes for ALL people (not just the rich).

7) He believes in ultra low spending.

8) So pretty much, he is a Classic Republican and not neo-con like the ones who have hijacked my beloved Republican party.


Okay, lets be honest. The one HUGE edge that the Democratic nominee will have on the Republican nominee is the War in Iraq. Neo-cons can whine all they want but most of the country is sick and tired of the war. If Ron Paul was actually nominated, Hillary would NOT BE ABLE TO ATTACK HIM ABOUT HIS VIEWS ON IRAQ, as she would be able to for Giuliani, Thompson, Mitt, or any other Republican.

In fact, Ron Paul will be able to attack Hillary on Iraq because she actually voted for the war.

Right now Ron Paul is not a popular name like Giuliani or Fred, but if people come to their senses and actually nominate him, I believe we can destroy the Democrats in '08.
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Thanks Infinitum. I feel like I have a better understanding of some of his stances now.
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ok I my husband's mothers family is from Arkansas, so I can laugh about this and poke a little fun....but I can't believe the Govenor from Arkansas is actually named Huckabee.......gez.....how much more poe dunk can ya get?!

jk...sorry didn't mean to offend anyone. I picked Rudy too because...well I've always had a great deal of respect for him, even though I've never lived in NYC. But from everything I've learned about him, I like him.
lol, as an Arkansan I agree. Just wait until he pulls up with a double wide next to the white house if he wins, just like he did next to the governor's mansion.

As for me, my vote's on Ron Paul
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Kucinich vs. Paul would be ideal for me, but probably won't happen in a million years. I like Giuliani personally, but I'm not in complete agreement with his politics.
Me too. I don't agree with Giulliani's politics. He's also got about a million skeletons in his closet.
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