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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    He doesn't have to. Now the Democrats can force Romney to spend lots of money in a state he shouldn't have to. If Obama pulls another 50 state campaign and forces the GOP to bleed cash in formerly safe states, Romney's going to have some serious trouble.
    I don't think he'll have to outspend Democrats in the state to win it, and even so, it is rather easily made up for by forcing Obama to defend Wisconsin.

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Not really understanding the surprise here.... I don't mind that the tpm gets credit for this, but, Lugar who touted himself as a moderate GOPer, but in reality he basically voted along the lines of dems. No longer cared about Indiana enough to even reside in the state he supposedly represented, or the once conservative party he no longer voted along its core principles. I suppose its radical these days for conservatives to vote for a conservative candidate, rather than a RINO GOP candidate who sides more with democrats. perhaps I have become a radical... hmmm.

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    This is great for the Democrats!!

    looks like, once again, we can thank the Tea Party for helping the Democrats keep the Senate.

    I think I'll have some tea now.

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    This kinda clinches it for me. There are now three distinct political parties... democrats, sane republicans, and bat**** insane ultra-right wingers.
    Considering the democrats and republicans have driven us into a massive debt sinkhole with no end in sight, cant agree on basic procedures and practices of government, and spend every moment after their election running for reelection...which do you prefer?

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    it's a shame they both couldn't lose. that was one ugly election. Donnelly has a slightly better chance in the general now, but it's a pretty right wing area.

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Hmmm Lugar a rino... does that mean Reagan would be a rino now days?
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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Hmmm Lugar a rino... does that mean Reagan would be a rino now days?
    the Birchers considered Reagan a liberal, so most likely, yes.

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    I haven't exactly been following this, but I read a little about it yesterday or the day before and I know that the article I read said that Mourdock winning was what the Dems were hoping for because it meant that it highly increased their chances for taking the seat. It sounds like most people in this state are actually closer to the middle from that opinion. So I guess it would make sense that if a farther right leaning person was nominated by the GOP that this would increase the chances of the Democrat being elected.
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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Lugar is a foreign policy expert with an extremely solid track record. His conventional and nuclear disarmament work has directly made this nation safer. Both parties agree on keeping weapons out of the hands of our enemy, and as a true statesman Lugar didn't let partisanship get in the way of getting things done. Its completely idiotic to replace proven competence with nothing but rhetoric, but that is way our country is going to its detriment.

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I haven't exactly been following this, but I read a little about it yesterday or the day before and I know that the article I read said that Mourdock winning was what the Dems were hoping for because it meant that it highly increased their chances for taking the seat. It sounds like most people in this state are actually closer to the middle from that opinion. So I guess it would make sense that if a farther right leaning person was nominated by the GOP that this would increase the chances of the Democrat being elected.
    there's a large spread of ideology between the cities and rural areas, just like in other midwestern states. Mourdock has greater name recognition due to 24/7 superpac ads. however, if Donnelly can increase his exposure and can appear even slightly reasonable, he has a chance.

    Republicans recently forced through right to work and pissed a lot of people off. however, my guess is that Pence unfortunately takes the governor race and Romney gets the state.

    on the other hand, maybe the state will be flush with cash after the next administration finds more misplaced tax money. half a billion dollars that Indiana didn't even know it had was just discovered. unfortunately, this happened after many teachers were fired to cut the budget. instead of hiring them back, the plan is to send everybody in the state fifty bucks. i guess if Indiana wants to improve education, it will have to sell a few more roads to global investors.

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