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    15 26.79%
  • Mike Huckabee

    11 19.64%
  • Sarah Palin

    2 3.57%
  • Tim Palwenty

    0 0%
  • Newt Gingrich

    11 19.64%
  • Haley Barbour

    0 0%
  • Charlie Crist

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  • Jeb Bush

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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Just pointing out that looking back, Huckabee and Romney didn't fare that well against McCain, who lost handily to Obama.

    Newt's good enough to hold his own in a debate, although I think his baggage prevents a serious run for president.

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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Where did I say Newt would? A negative statement as to one person is not an affirmative to all others.

    For what it's worth, Newt might do fine in a debate, but he would be a terrible candidate because he's a pretty horrible person. But now that you mention it...



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    Mmmmm, that is pretty lame. Bad Newt! Bad!

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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Mmmmm, that is pretty lame. Bad Newt! Bad!
    He's not a horrible person because of that, he's a horrible person because of the **** with his wife and his ethical issues. I was just citing that to rebut American's claim that Newt avoids the religious culture wars.
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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    Just pointing out that looking back, Huckabee and Romney didn't fare that well against McCain, who lost handily to Obama.
    That's because McCain really was quite a good candidate who had almost no shot of winning due to the political climate. If he had won the primary in 2000, I don't doubt that he would have tromped Gore worse than Bush did.
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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    That's because McCain really was quite a good candidate who had almost no shot of winning due to the political climate. If he had won the primary in 2000, I don't doubt that he would have tromped Gore worse than Bush did.
    I don't think the 2000 election results were a "tromping", since it took the scotus to pick a winner, but I agree that McCain 2000 was much better than mcCain 2008.

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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    I think it would either be a similarly educated and experienced teleprompter or Mickey Mouse in spite of the fact he voted for him.
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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Gary Johnson because he practices what he preaches
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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Where did I say Newt would? A negative statement as to one person is not an affirmative to all others.

    For what it's worth, Newt might do fine in a debate, but he would be a terrible candidate because he's a pretty horrible person. But now that you mention it...



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    Oh yeah, that makes him a holy roller. You just can't confess your total screw up including Newt as some rightwing christian loon. Reaching to prove yourself right. Just confess.
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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Oh yeah, that makes him a holy roller. You just can't confess your total screw up including Newt as some rightwing christian loon. Reaching to prove yourself right. Just confess.
    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC
    Where did I say Newt would? A negative statement as to one person is not an affirmative to all others.
    Hope that clears things up for you.

    And again, the dude wrote a goddamn book about "Rediscovering God in America" and has spoken at Falwell's school twice. That might not make him a "rightwing christian loon," but that means that he's far more involved in the religious culture wars than I like in my candidates.
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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    None of em could stand a chance against Obama. I do love Huckabee though. He is so sweet
    Romney is much smarter than Obama. Of course the best debater against Obama is Obama given how many times he has contradicted his earlier promises



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