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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    1.)That simple for you maybe.
    2.)Simple if you are a big federal government supporter.
    3.) But if you would like to see the federal government reduced to a more balanced position as it was when the country was founded, paul is the best candidate
    1.) no, this has nothing to do with me, its reality. I woud never say somethign like that based of of my sole views that would be dumb. Its american politics, maybe read my first post again.
    2.) uhm those two things are less government
    3.) I do like less government and again that doesnt change what can and cant be in a platform to win president.

    Do you HONESTLY think that if ANY candidate had platform with two of the main issues being banning abortions and denying gays equal that it would lead to the white house?

    again not saying they cant THINK that way but making it main platform issues is a sure loser
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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Huntsman accepted science. That was enough for him to be cast out into the cold.
    Huntsman "accepting science" is hardly what did him in. If you're going to point to his comments on global warming and evolution as part of what did him in it'd be more accurate to point at the way in which he went about speaking of it. Throughout his entire campaign he made it a point to be very neutral in tone towards Obama and the Democrats, not overly aggressive, trying to remain "positive"....and then all of a sudden his first outburst of seeming annoyance or anger or energy is in a belittling fashion towards other individuals running/part of the base he's attempting to attract.

    In an election year where the base was desperately looking for a fighter it was unwise to come out as an even keeled measured individual. It was even more unwise to allow your one moment of looking like you COULD be a fighter to come about being aimed at your own side.

    It was one of NUMEROUS missteps his campaign made during the primaries that just left me shaking my head.

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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    I dont think the majority support abortion, i do think they support the freedom for gays to marry.

    So i would think a candidate could win with a prolife and non intervention platform

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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    Its debatable.
    No, as indicated by your own source, it is not.

    Either way you understand what the issue is you are just attempting to be argumentative
    Essentially what you are saying here is that the definitions of words do not matter. There is a big difference between a non-interventionist and an isolationist.
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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Jeb Bush, Chris Christie.
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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Plus he's really wealthy and the envy-as a virtue crowd-will whine about that
    Only if the candidate is a Republican. A wealthy Democrat makes all the difference in the world.
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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo allstar View Post
    After reading this thread it's seems most people are all in for "more of the same"'. Gee that's really going to right the ship and get us back on course. I noticed not one mention of a candidate who stands for the constitution? And that, not " he needs to lose weight" or " he might be a creationist"' is what we should be focusing on.
    "More of the same", to me, is going to be the reality check for any person voting. Once they get into office, you'll see even more "more of the same." That's just reality biting true believers in the ass every four years, like it should.
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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    No, as indicated by your own source, it is not.



    Essentially what you are saying here is that the definitions of words do not matter. There is a big difference between a non-interventionist and an isolationist.
    Say what you wish but the wiki page even has reference to scholars disputable definitions over the word. Ill take their word over yours

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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    I would vote for Jeb Bush. I voted for him three times running for Governor when I lived in Florida. He is the first Republican governor in the state's history to serve two full four year terms and he left office with a high approval rating. He could carry Florida, a swing state.
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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    How? Do tell, tell us specifically how we would be better off. I appreciate your fantasy here, but what would be different after 21 months than we experience today?
    Well, partly because his views on income taxes, corporate taxes, over-regulation, and energy production would have driven us to a much better economy and that would have helped everyone of all races, genders, and economic backgrounds. And that would have expanded the size of the economic pie for everyone. That would mean a bigger more dynamic private sector and that would in turn provide more money to the government, so it would have been a win-win for both Democrats and Republicans.

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