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The American Politics thread

Spikey

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Newt Gingrich has replaced his campaign manager and is laying off one-third of his staff, but has vowed to continue his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, a spokesman confirms to CNN.

man this guy just doesn't get it
 

Fusion

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Election during a significant war is never "there for the taking" imo. People want status quo in those circumstances, particularly if the war has only recently commenced.
The Iraq war was deeply unpopular by 2004 and the economy was in a recession (after the relative prosperity of the Clinton years). Not only was Bush not popular with the Democrats, he wasn't thought of as a true conservative by his own base. Based on all that, I would say the election was there for the taking and Kerry blew it. The inept response to the swift boat scandal by Kerry undermined his whole campaign and cost him the election IMO.
 

Anil

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The Iraq war was deeply unpopular by 2004 and the economy was in a recession (after the relative prosperity of the Clinton years). Not only was Bush not popular with the Democrats, he wasn't thought of as a true conservative by his own base. Based on all that, I would say the election was there for the taking and Kerry blew it. The inept response to the swift boat scandal by Kerry undermined his whole campaign and cost him the election IMO.
don't forget katrina as well...kerry just ran a very passive, mostly reactive campaign and you can't afford to do that against an amoral slimebag like karl rowe...
 

Flem274*

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Pretty surprised Cribb is gunning for this version of the Republicans, even though he agrees with their fiscal policy.

Apart from Mitt "Anything to get me votes" Romney, they're religious nutters, rank and file.
 

_Ed_

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Hard to disagree with that, although whoever wins will have to shuffle towards the centre for the campaign proper.
 

Prince EWS

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Pretty surprised Cribb is gunning for this version of the Republicans, even though he agrees with their fiscal policy.

Apart from Mitt "Anything to get me votes" Romney, they're religious nutters, rank and file.
Haha they definitely wouldn't be my ideal government by any stretch of the imagination; lesser of two evils though.
 

Spikey

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Pretty surprised Cribb is gunning for this version of the Republicans, even though he agrees with their fiscal policy.

Apart from Mitt "Anything to get me votes" Romney, they're religious nutters, rank and file.
they're probably too socialist for him :ph34r:
 

Spikey

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and on the subject of mitt being a commie, Pravda weighs in:


But as the Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper reports, the Russian newspaper Pravda hit back with the sickest burn of all. Sure, Russia would prefer Obama in the White House -- because having Romney in the White House would be like having "a serial paedophile as a kindergarten teacher, a rapist as a janitor at a girls' dormitory or a psychopath with a fixation on knives as a kitchen hand."
Mitt Romney Starts a War of Words with Russia - Politics - The Atlantic Wire
 

morgieb

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And how the **** is, even given your views, Santorum > Obama. Santorum isn't small government at all.
 

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