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  1. Brockie

    Brockie said, over 5 years ago

    Like a box of chocolates….chocolate covered nuts.

  2. bdaverin

    bdaverin said, over 5 years ago

    This GOP crew more so than usual. Five grifters, two politicians, and those two aren’t worth a tinker’s dam in a smelter.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 5 years ago

    This cliché works for CEOs too, alas; but sometimes a board will pick the best-qualified person without regard to their personal ambition.
    Occasionally I remember the old Bloom County: “A statesman…is a dead politician. Lord knows we need more statesmen.” (And no, I’m not suggesting accelerating the natural process.)

  4. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 5 years ago

    My answer would have been…“As if the world needed MORE hot air.”

  5. iamthelorax

    iamthelorax said, over 5 years ago

    As the late and great Douglas Adams taught us, “Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job”

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 5 years ago

    I watched the debate last night the candidates were respectful of each other and all focused on the bad economy. They all blamed Obama for this long recession that tells me no matter who wins the Republican nomination Obama is out.

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 5 years ago

    ^jack, based on what? Because a bunch of nay-saying GOP people decided it’s better to hit on Obama than any of each other?

  8. Kylop

    Kylop said, over 5 years ago

    There might be something to that Motivemagus. When the party out of power tears itself apart it looks weak to the outside and divides its strength on infighting. If they work together and have a common message then they can attack the other party in multiple places and non-stop. The loyal base on each side won’t turn. Those are already won R or D votes. It will come down to how the independents/moderates/undecideds distribute themselves. Civility is a good way to go this far from the actual nomination. Now I agree with others that anyone who wants to be president shouldn’t be- so I expect that as time goes on this will degrade into the typical primary mudflinging.

  9. txmystic

    txmystic said, over 5 years ago

    ^^Good point, and that is really why the debate did nothing more than allow Michelle Bachman to introduce herself and for Newt to try and recover some face. In fact, the entire “debate” was a reideration of the basic Conservative Republican platform (free market, gov’t is bad, God is good but only if it is a Christian God) and repeated Obama-bashing.

    I watched the real time ticker that were being used by a group of N.H. Republicans and “independents” (i.e. “Republicans”), and every time anyone spoke, both lines representing the two groups trended positive (except when Bachman balked on the Elvis vs. Cash question…can she really be trusted to make the tough political decisions if she can’t make a simple stand on dead musicians?).

    Interesting note: most of the candidates scored 70 out of 100 on the ticker when they spoke, and only Ron Paul and Bachman consistently scored close to 90, yet Bachman and Romney were declared the “winners” by all pundits.

  10. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 5 years ago

    Conservatism and the God of the Bible will save us yet, but probably not in the near future.

  11. W(ar).Crime

    W(ar).Crime said, over 5 years ago


    God can’t be bothered right now. He’s taking a break from the NBA playoffs.

  12. W(ar).Crime

    W(ar).Crime said, over 5 years ago


    The cons can’t help either. They’re too busy writing anti-gay legislation. Jobs can wait.

  13. phuh knees

    phuh knees said, over 5 years ago

    The cons are good at creating jobs for writers writing anti-gay legislation…

  14. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, over 5 years ago

    The result of the debate is that we now know that the main difference between the Republican candidates is that they all hate Obama.

  15. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, over 5 years ago

    I was being sarcastic, Phlegmatic.

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