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Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:23 PM

Who Should I Vote for in the Republican Primary?

We don't register by party here in Mississippi, so anyone can vote in the primary of his choice. I don't think anybody will run against Obama in the Democratic primary, so that means I'll be able to vote strategically in the Republican primary. Would Newt be their weakest choice? Should I stay out of it?

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:25 PM

1. Ron Paul.

That's who I plan on voting for when I participate in the Idaho Republican caucus on Super Tuesday.

The debates between him and Obama would be epic!

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Response to LAGC (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:33 PM

3. That would be interesting.

"So Congressman Paul, you would like to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, the Postal Service, and the minimum wage and make the U.S. interstate highway system a series of toll roads?"

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:37 PM

4. It would be a bigger landslide than Clinton-Dole '96.

Of course, the Republican Establishment will never allow it to happen.

*sigh*

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:30 PM

2. Vote for Stephen Colbert if you can write in, or Herman Cain if you can't and he's on the ballot.

As many have said here before, Fuck Ron Paul.

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:37 PM

5. I just want the Republican candidate to be the weakest possible.

Romney and Obama look very similar to a lot of voters, therefore Romney would probably be the biggest threat to the Democrats. I'm really hoping that Santorum will gain some traction.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:41 PM

6. You want the GOP to do our OPPO research for us.

The longer the Three Stooges (four if you count that nutjob Paul) stay in the race, the more they tear each other to shreds and fling poop at one another.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:48 PM

8. We just had an (R) CEO/Governor as President and the economy collapsed

while he was in office.


Romney has also done things like claim in 2007 that Bin Laden wasn't worth the effort of catching/killing and he protested in favor of the Vietnam era draft while he was exempt from the draft.


If these two look similar to some voters then I think it will be easy to draw one or two clear distinctions that help them see the difference.




I also think Santorum will be "next in line" for 2016.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 10:00 PM

11. Those are good distinctions to make, however, there will be so many negative ads out there on both

sides. Who knows what will stick in the minds of voters and factor into their final decisions? If each side spends a billion dollars, that's a lot of bullshit to spread around. I think that Romney and Obama look similar to Independent voters and I think that the only way the GOP can win is by confusing Americans and making them think that their candidate is something he isn't. Romney would be the chameleon candidate for them.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:44 PM

7. I have the same problem you do up here in Michigan

It is an open primary state so I can get in on the action too.


I do have until February 28th to decide so odds are I will change my mind three or four times by then. Right now I am thinking Newt just to try and slow Romney down. Paul is an option too if it looks like he might decide to run 3rd party, I would love to encourage that too.


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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:51 PM

9. Democrats should get involved if they can.

You better believe the Republicans would be doing it to us.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 10:44 PM

15. They did it to us last time

It backfired of course. lol

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:53 PM

10. My brothers in law always vote for whoever is second place

They switch their party affiliation so they can vote in the Republican primaries here in Florida and vote for the second place candidate in whatever the race is. It's especially effective if the race is close.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 10:01 PM

12. Vote for the Plutocrat. Wait, that's no answer...

 

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 10:31 PM

13. Any one but Mitt or Newt. nt

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 10:40 PM

14. Fecal Matters

Vote Santorum!

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Original post)

Sat Jan 21, 2012, 10:51 PM

16. I plan on a write in vote in the Wisconsin repub primary

for a box of rocks.

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