View Poll Results: Would you vote for Mike Huckabee over Obama for President? (See initial post)

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  • YES: I would vote for Mike Huckabee in 2012

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  • NO: Mike Huckabee is not 'fiscally conservative' enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    There is a 4th choice and that is staying home and not voting. Voting Libertarian or staying home is not an option for me. Neither one has a chance to win.
    But surely you realize that his is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Imagine for a moment that next presidential election the Tea Party registers and meets the requirements to get a candidate on the ballot. The put up your perfect ideal conservative candidate, who hits all the right issues. Why would you not vote for this person? Because (you think) nobody else is? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of elections?

    I guess I see this as the reason that both parties feel like they can give the finger to their base. If Republicans ever got scared their base might actually "go somewhere else" maybe they would dig deep and find another Reagan.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    But surely you realize that his is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Imagine for a moment that next presidential election the Tea Party registers and meets the requirements to get a candidate on the ballot. The put up your perfect ideal conservative candidate, who hits all the right issues. Why would you not vote for this person? Because (you think) nobody else is? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of elections?

    I guess I see this as the reason that both parties feel like they can give the finger to their base. If Republicans ever got scared their base might actually "go somewhere else" maybe they would dig deep and find another Reagan.
    I am hoping that a dramatic change in the Nov elections will result in the Repubs getting religion and discarding their spending ways. If not, we are screwed whomever becomes Prez in 2012. If the Repubs take over both houses and don't make improvements, the repubs will have lost their opportunity to turn this freight train around. As it stands, we have too many compassionate, go along to get along, RINO, wimpy ass, spineless, Repubs in DC. Need to clean house with the majority of those suckers. I like Palin cause she can light a fire under their asses. I see no other Repub that has this type of personality. She sure pisses off Obama and liberals.

    BTW, a number of Tea Party candidates have or will beat the established candidate in Congressional races. SC is a good example. You have to give the Tea Party a little more time. I am behind them a 100%.
    Last edited by lacarnut; 06-22-2010 at 04:49 PM.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    Right now, I believe the GOP is committed to Romney as their candidate. If that holds true, I believe the 9-12 Project and the Tea Party will kill his chances. The GOP had better realize this and put forth a REAL Conservative. May I suggest a candidate that would make Ronald Reagan look like a liberal?
    Bravo! The reason why the Republican Party crashed and burned in the last two major elections is because they 'hand-picked' too many 'mushy moderates' who basically stood for nothing. As a result, the conservative base didn't show up on Election Day.

    Mitt Romney will never win a general election for president, because he is too phony. He was solidly pro-abortion as Governor of Massachusetts, but then, all of a sudden, he became 'pro-life' when he started to develop presidential aspirations. You're right, what we really need in 2012, at the minimum, is another Ronald Reagan.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by marinejcksn View Post
    Daniels is top notch. Turning a 600 million deficit into a 300 million surplus in one year? That's damn impressive.
    After Daniels' "truce" comment on the social issues, he would never get my vote! I think Daniels has destroyed any presidential prospects he would have had with that comment.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike128 View Post
    After Daniels' "truce" comment on the social issues, he would never get my vote! I think Daniels has destroyed any presidential prospects he would have had with that comment.
    again, stfu on that. The "truce" is about getting our books in order, to quit bitching about stuff that doesn't matter while the country is going bankrupt. Daniels is pro-life and very good on social issues. you're getting hung up on an idiotic premises
     

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    I can deal with a strong Fiscal Conservative who's pro-life. Gay marriage, drug legalization, I'm a pro-life Libertarian. I could give two turds if gay dudes want to be as miserable as the rest of the poor married guys out there. :p
    "Don't vote. It only encourages the bastards." -PJ O'Roarke
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by marinejcksn View Post
    I can deal with a strong Fiscal Conservative who's pro-life. Gay marriage, drug legalization, I'm a pro-life Libertarian.
    I can also deal with a strong Social Conservative who wants smaller government and tax cuts. It has been proven in the last two elections that 'mushy moderate' Republicans can no longer win elections, because conservatives have finally woken up. So it's best if the candidate is BOTH a Social and Fiscal Conservative.

    Quote Originally Posted by marinejcksn View Post
    I could give two turds if gay dudes want to be as miserable as the rest of the poor married guys out there. :p
    I will always be against gay marriage & gay civil unions. But you know what.... I never thought of it that way. :D
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike128 View Post

    I will always be against gay marriage & gay civil unions. But you know what.... I never thought of it that way. :D
    I don't care about them one way or the other; I think of it like Robin Williams: "Why shouldn't they have the same chance to lose half their stuff as the rest of us?" ;)
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
     

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    I see no reason to be against civil unions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    I don't care about them one way or the other; I think of it like Robin Williams: "Why shouldn't they have the same chance to lose half their stuff as the rest of us?" ;)
    at first I didn't care, but now I'm against gay marriage, but only because I'm sick to death of having the radical gay agenda shoved in my face.

    ...I get it, you're a sick, depraved pervert. I'm happy for you. Just keep it to yourself.
    ...PROgress is the opposite of CONgress...
     

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