Nonetheless, there were a several people on this board that believed all kinds of things during the 2012 election (including various primary scenarios...even though it was obvious from the getgo it was Romney's to loss) ... and others that got indignant with me when I declared Obama the winner the day before the election in a post that I asked for post-election analysis...
http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...-go-wrong.html (Where did Mitt go wrong?)
I agree it was obvious, for the same reasons 2016 is pretty predictable... the math no longer works for the Republicans (just as it does not work for Dems to win back the house for the forseeable future). *
* - either subject to a RADICAL unforeseen set of circumstances of 9/11, economic crash or the Republicans actually filling articles of impeachment magnitude. The latter of course, would kill their meager chances for the White House and would like turn the House in 2016.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
"When we live authentically we create an opportunity for others to walk out of their dark prisons of pretend into freedom."
I don't like to play the purist card. I think libertarianism is a broad philosophy with many different ideas and approaches. However, when someone calls Rand Paul a libertarian or libertarian-leaning I feel like beating my head against a brick wall. The man is not libertarian, he has even said as much. I guess everyone assumed he was going to be like his father, he was not...he is not. He is a self-described constitutional and social conservative. He does not support the legalization of marijuana or any other drugs for that matter. He is opposed to same-sex marriage. He is pro-life. He supports economic sanctions. He wants to fund/aid/ally Israel. He wants to close the borders. He supports the use of drones by local law enforcement. He wants Snowden in jail. Etc. etc. etc.
He's a Tea Partier, a conservative. Not a libertarian.
Don't know, don't really care.
Rand Paul is too wishy washy for my tastes.
I had hopes for him, but they have faded.
If he came back to the Republican Party I would want Gary Johnson by a mile (Ron Paul would be my first choice, but he has retired).
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."