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Old 11-27-2007, 07:08 PM   #921
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What an ASS!!! Shit, now he probably for sure has the Republican vote.
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:10 PM   #922
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No kidding.

Good lord, I don't understand what is so difficult about this. I don't care what religion you are, or if you aren't religious at all. All I care about is that you have the qualifications necessary to do the job and that you're fair and just in everything you do. Muslim, Mormon, Catholic, atheist...I. Don't. Care.

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Old 11-28-2007, 08:44 AM   #923
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I would love to see a conservative or a Romney supporter defend this. I would LOVE it.
Well I don't think we'll have to wait too long

Tonight is the Republican YouTube debate on CNN, that ought to be entertaining.

Pressed to explain his statement later in the day, Romney said it had been taken out of context.

"His question was did I need to have a Muslim in my Cabinet to be able to confront radical Jihad and would it be important to have a Muslim in my Cabinet," said Romney. "And I said, 'No, I don't think that you have to have a Muslim in the Cabinet to be able to take on radical Jihad anymore than during the Second World War we needed to have a Japanese-American to understand the threat that was coming from Japan or something of that nature.' I just rejected that argument..."

Reached by phone, Ijaz scoffed at such an interpretation of what transpired.

"I can tell you," he said, "that Romney's push back, meaning his statement about the Japanese is all bullshit. He never talked about the Japanese at that point. Everything he said today is simply trying to reconfigure this item, which is he doesn't feel there is a need to put people of Islamic faith into his cabinet."

Moreover, he added, this is not the first time the Massachusetts Republican has made off-the-cuff remarks that Muslims have found insensitive. Indeed, as reported by Talking Points Memo, Romney rejected the idea of appointing a Muslim to a high-ranking White House position at an earlier and, again, private campaign stop.

Irma Aguirre, the former finance director for the Nevada Republican Party, told the Huffington Post about her experience at a Romney fundraiser roughly two months ago:

"I was curious to listen to Romney, I was very impressed by him and I'm kind of undecided about whom to support. Well, at one point, they opened questions to the audience and a gentleman who was with me... raised his hand and posed a question. 'Being that Muslims do not really trust America's leaders, do you think it would be prudent, or would you consider having a Muslim in your cabinet as an adviser to lend credibility to the administration? His response was 'probably not' or 'most likely not.'"

According to Aguirre, Romney pivoted from the question into a discussion on the dangers jihadism posed to America.

"I was shocked and disgusted," she recounted. I felt like "he was assuming that all Muslims were jihadists. And later, I just kind of looked at a friend of mine who is a huge Mitt Romney supporter, she asked me, 'Isn't he great?' and I said, 'absolutely not.'"

Romney's campaign did not respond by time of publication.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:18 AM   #924
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I don't think religion should matter. It doesn't matter to me. What counts is their ability to do the job.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:59 PM   #925
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the republican youtube debate is definitely gonna be interesting.
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it's been very interesting.

does anyone else think that McCain is the only adult in the room?

maybe Ron Paul, but in a wacky, Kucinich kind of way.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:58 PM   #927
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I really like McCain in this debate thus far. I wish he did better in the polls.

I'm glad to see Rudy and Mike double-teaming Romney.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:01 PM   #928
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it's been very interesting.

does anyone else think that McCain is the only adult in the room?

maybe Ron Paul, but in a wacky, Kucinich kind of way.
:raiseshand:

And who's the mummy standing in for Fred Thompson?

Sorry, had to be said.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:03 PM   #929
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it's been very interesting.

does anyone else think that McCain is the only adult in the room?

maybe Ron Paul, but in a wacky, Kucinich kind of way.
McCain, much as I've disagreed with some of his stuff over the years, makes more sense than most of the other candidates. So does Ron Paul-you're right, he's the Republican equivalent of Kucinich. I trust those two more than any of the other people on that stage.

I'm just catching this now, missed most of the first hour...anything big worth noting so far?

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Old 11-28-2007, 08:05 PM   #930
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I'm just catching this now, missed most of the first hour...anything big worth noting so far?

Angela
A couple heated tiffs between Rudy/Romney and McCain/Paul. Other than those two moments, it's same old, same old.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:18 PM   #931
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A couple heated tiffs between Rudy/Romney and McCain/Paul. Other than those two moments, it's same old, same old.
Interesting. What were the heated tiffs about?

Love how the "What would Jesus do?" question got dodged. And what the heck was with that guy who wanted to know what kinds of guns everyone owned ? That was kinda...creepy.

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Giuliani and Romney went after each other at the very beginning regarding sanctuary cities, and McCain and Paul had the "we should/shouldnt be in Iraq" debate.
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the disrespect to the openly gay retired service member is what i'll take from this debate.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:25 PM   #934
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I can't decide whether or not I want Ron Paul to run as an independent. My first thought was no, but I think now it might be a good thing. I think he would take a lot of the anti-war vote that Hillary would otherwise get. He implied tonight that he would not run unless he gets the GOP nomination.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:25 PM   #935
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McCain and Paul had the "we should/shouldnt be in Iraq" debate.
McCain thought it would be a good idea to compare Iraq to World War II and Hitler.
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McCain thought it would be a good idea to compare Iraq to World War II and Hitler.
He also thought it was a good idea to mention "the troops" and how he had dinner with them in order to gain applauses.

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Wow, Romeny is such a good dodger.
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the disrespect to the openly gay retired service member is what i'll take from this debate.
I didn't see it, but here's what CNN had to say:

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A retired brigadier general, who is gay, asked candidates if they thought U.S. military personnel were professional enough to work with gay and lesbian troops.

Hunter said he thought having openly homosexual people serving in the ranks would be bad for "unit cohesion."

Romney said he didn't think the "don't ask, don't tell" policy would work, but, he said, "it's been there for now for what, 15 years -- and it seems to have worked."
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CNN just said that the guy might be associated with the Clinton camp.
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He also thought it was a good idea to mention "the troops" and how he had dinner with them in order to gain applauses.

Yeah, no candidate on either side has ever done that
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