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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 11-14-2007, 02:31 PM   #21
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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, 02:18 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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ron paul all the way
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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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Yuk, Mitt Romney
I don't like him either.
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Who the fuck supports Giuliani? This is a guy who is willing to NUKE IRAN. Do you people not get it?????
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GOP candidates seek Hispanic allies
Appeals go out to Cuban-Americans
By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / December 9, 2007


MIAMI - The hard-line immigration stances taken by the GOP Republican presidential candidates this year have stoked so much anger among Hispanic voters that the candidates are focusing their appeals almost exclusively on the reliably Republican Cuban-American community.

more stories like thisThe narrowing appeal to Cuban-Americans underscores how polarizing the immigration debate has become and how difficult it has been for the candidates to make the sort of inroads with other Latinos, who were key to President Bush's victory in 2004, when he won about 40 percent of the Hispanic vote, the most for a Republican presidential candidate in nearly three decades.

A survey released Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center showed a widespread exodus by Hispanic voters from the Republican Party, with 57 percent saying they are Democrats or favor the Democratic Party and 23 percent saying they are Republicans or favor the GOP. That 34 percentage point gap was just 21 percent in July 2006.

Facing that growing deficit, the Republican candidates have lavished most of their attention on Cuban-Americans - who make up 4 percent of the nation's estimated 46 million Hispanics but who register and vote at the highest rates among Latinos - and have paid relatively little attention to other Hispanic communities.

"The outreach hasn't been there to other Latino communities; I don't think it's been even as aggressive to Cubans," said Maria de los Angeles Torres, a scholar of Cuban-American politics who directs the Latin American and Latino studies program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "I think that they think the Latino vote doesn't really count unless it's a very close election, and that the cost of going after this vote is going to cost them more than it gives them, because they're calculating that there are more anti-immigrant feelings out there than pro-immigrant feelings."

The Republican candidates will address the broader Hispanic community tonight in a debate in suburban Miami sponsored by Univision, the first Spanish-language forum of the GOP campaign. The lone no-show will be Tom Tancredo, the Colorado congressman whose presidential bid is based on an anti-immigration stance and who has said he won't attend a Spanish-language debate.

In the Pew survey, Rudy Giuliani led among Hispanic Republicans, followed by Fred Thompson, John McCain, and Mitt Romney.

Despite the growing influence of Hispanic voters in the South and Midwest, most of the Spanish-language advertising in the campaign has targeted South Florida, home to the largest Cuban-American community. And most of it has come from Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, who began airing a new Spanish-language radio ad in Florida on Friday and previously aired one featuring his son Craig"

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I think it's crummy that Tancredo won't participate in a Spanish-language debate. There goes the Cuban vote.
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Whoa! I just checked Ron Paul's website and I think he's raised about $500,000 over the last 24 hours. He's at $11.3 million for the quarter!

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Whoa! I just checked Ron Paul's website and I think he's raised about $500,000 over the last 24 hours. He's at $11.3 million for the quarter!

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Why the roll of the eyes? Do you not think Ron Paul is a legitimate candidate? (not talking about his shot - it's long, we know)
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Nice to see there are Ron Paul supporters out there.
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Apperently he doesn't have too many fans at Fox either:

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I kind of get the feeling that the Republican Party is doing everything in their power to keep Ron Paul out of the lime light because they see him as a threat to their party - raising almost 12 million, having the momentum right now, leading in poll victories and head-to-head debates. I wonder if the party is uneasy with the success of Ron Paul so far.
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