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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    And that's a very valid concern, one I share. With the economic issues though, I feel that's something I can live with, as I don't believe he'd try to institute something like that on a nationwide scale.
    I also think the evangelicals will never vote for him due to his Mormon faith, which will hurt him big time in the primaries.
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    Very interesting article in the new Rolling Stone about Rep. Bachmann. Has some naughty words so I'll let you go find it. It's by Matt Tiabbi.

    Warning: It's not unbiased journalism nor does it claim to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PepRock01 View Post
    I also think the evangelicals will never vote for him due to his Mormon faith, which will hurt him big time in the primaries.
    This will be true for some evangelicals, but there isn't really a single candidate that the "religious right" has fully embraced. I can see a lot of votes going to Bachmann, a lot to Pawlenty, & probably some to Santorum if he remains in the race for very long. So unless Huckabee re-enters, or unless Palin jumps in, I'm not so sure Romney will be as hurt as most think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    This will be true for some evangelicals, but there isn't really a single candidate that the "religious right" has fully embraced. I can see a lot of votes going to Bachmann, a lot to Pawlenty, & probably some to Santorum if he remains in the race for very long. So unless Huckabee re-enters, or unless Palin jumps in, I'm not so sure Romney will be as hurt as most think.
    Rep. Bachmann's complete schtick is aimed at the RR and TPers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Rep. Bachmann's complete schtick is aimed at the RR and TPers.
    I don't disagree. But she doesn't have the market for all of their votes as of this point (I should say "our" because I have similar beliefs as the TPers; I just try not to act like some of them). She's sharing some of it with Pawlenty & Santorum to a lesser extent.

    If it was just Bachmann vs. Romney head-to-head, it'd be a different story. But as of right now, that's not the case & I think Romney is the beneficiary.. The RR/TP's vote is split among the different candidates right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    I don't disagree. But she doesn't have the market for all of their votes as of this point (I should say "our" because I have similar beliefs as the TPers; I just try not to act like some of them). She's sharing some of it with Pawlenty & Santorum to a lesser extent.

    If it was just Bachmann vs. Romney head-to-head, it'd be a different story. But as of right now, that's not the case & I think Romney is the beneficiary.. The RR/TP's vote is split among the different candidates right now.
    In the end I think it will come down to Romney and Bachmann. Santorum has zero chance which helps Bachmann some. TPers are not thrilled with Rep. Bachmann though.

    I'm hoping this primary gets a jolt from someone we're not counting on now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    I'm hoping this primary gets a jolt from someone we're not counting on now.
    Rick Perry agrees with this.

    I wish Chris Christie did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    Rick Perry agrees with this.

    I wish Chris Christie did.
    Rick Perry is as bad as any of them. Dude is not all there.

    Christie said once again this morning to Matt Lauer that he will not be running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Gov. Daniels signed a bill today defunding Planned Parenthood.
    A Federal judge has halted the law that says Medicare patients cannot use PP services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Christie said once again this morning to Matt Lauer that he will not be running.
    That may very well be the case. Yet one has to wonder why his staff blasted this out the other day via e-mail:



    Looks kind of like a campaign ad.

    His staff also sent a link to this list of his bipartisan accomplishments in New Jersey out via email.

    I may be completely wrong, it may not have anything to do with running for president. I hope it does though.

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    Article on Rep Bachmann talking about her rise as a serious candidate as well as the ensuing scrutiny. You'll see why some of the TPers do not consider her to be "one of them."

    http://beta.news.yahoo.com/michele-b...204700074.html

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    When you hear Gov Perry say he doesn't want the Federal govt in your lives and thinks states should determine their laws what you won't hear him say is "...as long as I agree with the law."

    Despite his constant yapping about states rights he signed a pledge to have gay marriage banned by the US Constitution.

    I do not care what a candidate's belief is even if I disagree with it (as I do in this case). I can't think of any ONE issue that would cause me to say yea or nay to a candidate. I just want you to have the cajones to be consistent.

    Slicker than snot.

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    When you hear Gov Perry say that there will be no federal stimulus in the Perry presidency what you will not hear him say is "...although we in Texas used billions of stimulus dollars to balance our budget."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    When you hear Gov Perry say he doesn't want the Federal govt in your lives and thinks states should determine their laws what you won't hear him say is "...as long as I agree with the law."

    Despite his constant yapping about states rights he signed a pledge to have gay marriage banned by the US Constitution.

    I do not care what a candidate's belief is even if I disagree with it (as I do in this case). I can't think of any ONE issue that would cause me to say yea or nay to a candidate. I just want you to have the cajones to be consistent.

    Slicker than snot.
    He is being consistent by wanting a Constitutional Amendment. An amendment would say a vast majority of the states support whatever is in the amendment.
    What could be more consistent than using the Constitution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballfamily View Post
    He is being consistent by wanting a Constitutional Amendment. An amendment would say a vast majority of the states support whatever is in the amendment.
    What could be more consistent than using the Constitution?
    Unless the amendment says it is up to each state it's talking out both sides of his mouth . He says Washington needs to get out of the way and let states de ide and THEN he says he is for an amendment. Cannot have it both ways.

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