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Old 03-24-2015, 10:17 PM   #16
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My guess is that Scott Walker is gonna get the nomination; Bush's name will prevent him from getting the nomination, but I could be wrong. You're right that Cruz is too divisive, today Peter King called him a "carnival barker" and my best guess is that a quarter to a third of Republicans share that sentiment.
Whenever a Bush's name is involved, you can never count them out. I never thought W would get elected in 2000, but thanks to Jeb, he was able to.
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I'd much rather take McCain or Romney over any of the numbskulls the GOP is floating out there this go-around. Scott Walker and Ted Cruz are legitimate disasters.
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Actually, Cruz is supposed to be quite brilliant. In a totally wrong sort of way, but he's eons beyond W when it comes to raw brainpower.

He's a vanity candidate, and a grifter. He ran for office to make money, and to sell shit like dumb books to Tea Party dupes.

He's Palin with self-awareness.
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The irony of requiring students to attend the announcement at a school named Liberty will always make me smile.

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Like requiring people to have health care?
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Keep on bringing on the most divisive candidates, GOP! The more wackadoo, the better.

Ted Cruz is a good start.

A lot of my fellow Wisconsinite Facebook friends are freaking out about Scott Walker. I'd like to think he is also too divisive or "far right" to be a serious contender, but I feel like I don't know enough about it to know for sure.
Scott Walker legit frightens me, especially because I really feel like he's going to get the nomination.
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Scott Walker legit frightens me, especially because I really feel like he's going to get the nomination.

Yeah, I believe that he's the only Republican candidate who might have a chance against Hillary and that's why he scares me.


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Have any of you read anything about Ted Cruz' father?

Batshit crazy doesn't even begin to cover it.

I also agree about Scott Walker being scary. The problem is that there is actually a real issue re: private vs. public sector pay, allocation of benefits (and the fact many states actually cannot afford to stand behind them), etc which resonates with a LOT of people. Plus it's an issue that is more of a pure economic/conservative one, albeit with social undertones, so it is easier to cling to it and push it in the media without looking insane. It just does not have the revulsion of the "let's make sure all women have transvaginal ultrasounds forced on them before they can have an abortion" or "gays are icky."
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Have any of you read anything about Ted Cruz' father?

Batshit crazy doesn't even begin to cover it.

I also agree about Scott Walker being scary. The problem is that there is actually a real issue re: private vs. public sector pay, allocation of benefits (and the fact many states actually cannot afford to stand behind them), etc which resonates with a LOT of people. Plus it's an issue that is more of a pure economic/conservative one, albeit with social undertones, so it is easier to cling to it and push it in the media without looking insane. It just does not have the revulsion of the "let's make sure all women have transvaginal ultrasounds forced on them before they can have an abortion" or "gays are icky."

Rafael Cruz is insane. Go to Right Wing Watch if you're interested in reading more about him. It's funny because the right is always talking about how Obama's (absent) father supposedly influenced him into becoming a socialist, communist, freedom-hating Muslim, but they don't give a shit about Cruz's dad because they agree with him.

I hope that Democrats will attack Walker's economic record because it isn't good. Wisconsin (which is Republican) is doing pretty bad compared to Minnesota (which is Democratic).


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The problem with Walker is that he's "accomplished" things and will point to that over and over again. What he's accomplished is dreadful, but like Anitram said, it's not considered insane in the mainstream.
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A lot of my fellow Wisconsinite Facebook friends are freaking out about Scott Walker. I'd like to think he is also too divisive or "far right" to be a serious contender, but I feel like I don't know enough about it to know for sure.
Yeah I've heard the Walker predictions as well; he's too polarizing even in his own right-leaning state to be a serious contender on the national stage. Plus he has even less charisma than Romney, as if that were even possible.
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it's a two stage process

1. who can get the GOP nomination
2. can that GOP nominee win a few toss up states to get 271 electoral votes


answer to both of those questions is that Walker is capable of doing both
Cruz is not.
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This is kind of the dream ticket
 
especially for Democrats
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I think Scott Walker shouldn't run, because we all know that none of us are really ready for Scott Walker.




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