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    Re: Looks like Rick Perry's going to jump on the Presidential candidate bandwagon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That was the fault of the electorate, not the candidate. When people don't understand the genuine issues but get sidetracked by things like free birth control then it is the electorate who is clearly responsible. Their attention will get redirected to trivia in the next presidential campaign as well.
    It will if the candidates allow it to.

    Face it: Romney should have won. Had the campaign been better run, he would have. The GOP blew it when victory was theirs.
    IMO, of course. Others may think the best man did win.
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    Re: Looks like Rick Perry's going to jump on the Presidential candidate bandwagon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    It will if the candidates allow it to.

    Face it: Romney should have won. Had the campaign been better run, he would have. The GOP blew it when victory was theirs.
    IMO, of course. Others may think the best man did win.
    I think you are correct.

    My god, he looked presidential. If they made a movie about Ronald Reagan it is a safe bet Romney's name would get tossed around to play the role. On the plus side he was a true family man and doubt you would find him playing with the house staff.
    On the minus side his family without any male member ever serving in the military oozes the rich priviledge class. Everyone wants to be rich but everyone hates the rich which is why you often here a politician tell how he or she wore bread bags over their shoes as a kid.

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    Re: Looks like Rick Perry's going to jump on the Presidential candidate bandwagon.

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    When Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, got those thick black rimmed glasses a couple of years ago, I thought to myself, "Okay....he's going to be running for President again."

    It looks like he's going to jump in and go for it, again.

    Perry announcing June 4 if he is running for president again
    You go boy. The only thing I regret is that Jon Stewart will have retired before the full on coverage begins of this election cycle.
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    Re: Looks like Rick Perry's going to jump on the Presidential candidate bandwagon.

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The field is "way to strong"? Who are you kidding? There isn't a strong candidate in the entire bunch. The GOP is scraping the bottom of the barrel.
    A lot of them aren't really running to become prez. There's a lot of $'s to be made these days just running.
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    Re: Looks like Rick Perry's going to jump on the Presidential candidate bandwagon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Age was mentioned against the GOP and she is the oldest candidate among those seeking the presidency. I don;t care how old a candidate is if they are competent and knowledgeable
    but the phrase "old White men", as used by the poster, is obviously out of place.


    Take a look any any gathering of the the GOP, 'old White men' describes the majority of the people there.



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    Re: Looks like Rick Perry's going to jump on the Presidential candidate bandwagon.

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    A lot of them aren't really running to become prez. There's a lot of $'s to be made these days just running.
    That is definitely true....and you have people like Fiorina and Carson who are simply running to get their 15 minutes of fame before they fade back into oblivion.

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    Re: Looks like Rick Perry's going to jump on the Presidential candidate bandwagon.

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Everyone can beat her. We could run the grand poobah of the KKK promoting cigarette sales in schools, war on Canada and the abolishing of seat belts, and Hillary would lose by a landslide.
    You are either a delusional optimist or incomplete denial. Then again....being from Texas kind of explains it all.

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    Re: Looks like Rick Perry's going to jump on the Presidential candidate bandwagon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bethlehem Bill View Post
    In the past 100 years worth of presidential elections:
    1 - D
    3 - R
    5 - D
    2 - R
    2 - D
    2 - R
    1 - D
    3 - R
    2 - D
    2 - R
    2 - D

    the pendulum swings back and forth. sometimes the general electorate just hears enough negative stories in a 4 or 8 year party and it's more or less "ok the other party gets a try now".

    only one party since Truman/FDR have won three straight terms

    the only four elections in the popular vote margin of victory was greater than double-digits they've all been R beating a D

    add in the recent "shock" results in the UK, and I just have a feeling that unless the GOP nominates a complete lunatic (not an impossibility) then this one just goes back to the R candidate. it doesn't even have to be one particular issue.
    Thanks for that really sophisticated analysis of US presidential elections. Perhaps you might also factor the information presented below (note the discussion of significant structural shifts in the American electorate that renders your 100 year analysis moot) and get back to us....

    The missing story of the 2014 election - GOPlifer
    Can a Republican Win 270 Electoral Votes in 2016...or Ever? - The Daily Beast
    The Democrats have a lock on the White House - MarketWatch


    One of the problems with the Republicans is that most of the candidates the Conservatives like are indeed, what you call, "lunatics" in the board scheme of the political spectrum..

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Everyone can beat her. We could run the grand poobah of the KKK promoting cigarette sales in schools, war on Canada and the abolishing of seat belts, and Hillary would lose by a landslide.
    If she were running for governor of Texas, you would be right. But, she is running for President and most of the electorate, contrary to the Texan myopic world view, are not Texans. It's the Cons that actually have slightly better than no shot.
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    Re: Looks like Rick Perry's going to jump on the Presidential candidate bandwagon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    It will if the candidates allow it to. Face it: Romney should have won. Had the campaign been better run, he would have. The GOP blew it when victory was theirs.
    IMO, of course. Others may think the best man did win.
    This isn't a game decided by sides, it's a determination by the people who would be the best person to run the country, and that depends on experience, integrity, and so on.

    What did the Republicans really lose? Romney certainly doesn't need the money or prestige. Some GOP members may have lost Cabinet posts. But all we have to do it look at the consequences, (the scandals, Middle east, etc,) of who the electorate voted in to see that it was their fault. That would include the LIVs and those who stayed home rather then voting for the best candidate.

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    Re: Looks like Rick Perry's going to jump on the Presidential candidate bandwagon.

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Take a look any any gathering of the the GOP, 'old White men' describes the majority of the people there.
    Age often brings wisdom, or at least it does in some cultures, but Hillary had better hope that age is not a factor in the election. I don't believe her age should be an issue but her competence and integrity certainty should.

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