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Old 03-06-2012, 07:06 AM   #221
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So can Romney finally end Rick Santorum's campaign for student council president tonight?
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I agree with him about FEMA and government inefficiency (we've seen plenty of examples of it), but many people cannot even afford the insurance. As for insurance companies, well-some victims of last summer's tornadoes in MA are STILL trying to get any money from their insurance companies and still looking at no rebuilding. So it's just not that simple Ron, and not everyone is in the financial shape that you are. I don't know how the victims of these latest tornadoes will get any money from the govt anyway, considering the financial state of the govt. And we still have a whole spring/summer tornado season to go. It's a sad and scary thought.

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As Midwestern states face the aftermath of last week’s severe tornado outbreak, Ron Paul said victims of the storms should not look to the federal government for help.

The Texas Republican has often criticized the Federal Emergency Management Agency, because, as he says, “they just get in the way.” He made this same argument Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley regarding the recent tornado-spawned devastation in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and several other states.

“To say that any accident that happens in the country, send in FEMA, send in the money, the government has all this money, it’s totally out of control and it’s not efficient,” he said.

Paul argued that the money FEMA spends for disaster relief is stolen from the states and tax payers and is ultimately wasteful. The people in his district who worked with FEMA after severe hurricanes become frustrated and angry, he added.

“To say you don’t support federal money doesn’t mean you don’t care about people, because FEMA is inefficient,” he said.

Paul continued, pointing to local organizations as a better source for aid. When FEMA officials gets involved, Paul said, they take over, hindering local law enforcement, voluntary groups and state organization.

Aside from looking to state and voluntary group organizations, Paul said people living in the tornado-prone Midwest should have insurance to prepare for damages from natural disasters.

“The people who live in Tornado Alley, just as I live in a hurricane alley, they should have insurance for doing this,” he said.
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There's no way local organizations could have supported and aided something as big as Katrina.

Ask Ron Paul how easy it is to use deal with insurance companies after something like a tornado or flood. They look for every loophole they can to get out of paying you.
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Yeah, I don't think he understands that. And these latest tornadoes look like Katrina type of devastation to me, just without flooding. Obviously much less loss of life, but the home and life devastation is so extensive. It's heartbreaking.
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I'll go with this, but a couple of these could go either way.

Romney- OH, VA, VT, MA, ID, AK
Santorum- OK, TN
Gingrich- GA, ND
Paul- zilch
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I'll go with this, but a couple of these could go either way.

Romney- OH, VA, VT, MA, ID, AK
Santorum- OK, TN
Gingrich- GA, ND
Paul- zilch
Hey at least you chose to recognize that Ron Paul was still, in fact, a candidate.

That really pisses me off when you hear three names. Just the other day, I can't remember who it was on MSNBC, was talking about how Mitt Romney automatically won Virginia because "no other candidate was present on the ballot". He had to be corrected by Eric Cantor, who just endorsed Mitt Romney.

It's gotten to a point where I wonder why they continue to try and hush Ron Paul when he already has no chance at winning the bid.
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There's no way local organizations could have supported and aided something as big as Katrina.

Ask Ron Paul how easy it is to use deal with insurance companies after something like a tornado or flood. They look for every loophole they can to get out of paying you.
Ron Paul's point would probably be legitimate if any only if insurance companies had an incentive to be honest in their dealings with their client, through outlining clearly exactly what is covered, and sticking to that. In a competitive market, theoretically there should be such an incentive, but insurance (of all forms) seems to be an unregulated oligopoly in that regard.
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Ron Paul has a decent shot in Alaska

these elections are for delagates, and most of these states are porpotional, not winner take all, like in November.

Romney will win the most, Santorum will come in second, Gingrich a more distant third.
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not at all a blow-out for Romney. kind of a tough night.

just how hard could it be to beat Rick freaking Santorum?
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A bad day for Mitt Romney is a good day for the rest of the world.
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Yeah, I would think that the Romney camp can't be too happy right now. I think he'll still win the nomination, bit still....
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and he outspent Santorum, what, 5-1 in OH?
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If Gingrich and Paul weren't in the race Santorum probably would have
blown out Romney here in Ohio.
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If Santorum wins Ohio definitely, it's one step closer to a brokered convention.
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Looking like Romney's lead is going to hold here in OH, but Santorum has had a pretty good night, and there are reports now that his camp is going to start putting pressure on Gingrich to get out, so that Santorum will have a potential path to the nomination.
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looks like Mitt is now leading, but it's close.

like, after a month where Rick Santorum basically said that birth control is bad Romney can still barely beat him?

so weird.
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Looking like Romney's lead is going to hold here in OH, but Santorum has had a pretty good night, and there are reports now that his camp is going to start putting pressure on Gingrich to get out, so that Santorum will have a potential path to the nomination.
It'd be a shame to see Gingrich booted out. That'd pretty much ruin the race and all chances of the party not deciding on a candidate due to majority delegates.

I think Gingrich knows that, too.
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If Gingrich and Paul weren't in the race Santorum probably would have
blown out Romney here in Ohio.
Did you vote?
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It'd be a shame to see Gingrich booted out. That'd pretty much ruin the race and all chances of the party not deciding on a candidate due to majority delegates.

I think Gingrich knows that, too.
Gingrich absolutely wont quit,
there are some Southern primaries coming up where he could pull off some wins.
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divine intervention ?
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