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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:37 PM

If the GOP wasn't crazy, they would nominate Mitch Daniels...

This guy would win or at least have a much better shot then Newt and Romney. Nothing like being saved by the insane nature of the opposition.

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Reply If the GOP wasn't crazy, they would nominate Mitch Daniels... (Original post)
BrentWil Jan 2012 OP
liberal N proud Jan 2012 #1
MrScorpio Jan 2012 #2
BrentWil Jan 2012 #6
Stinky The Clown Jan 2012 #3
BrentWil Jan 2012 #10
gateley Jan 2012 #26
Eid Ma Clack Shaw Jan 2012 #4
Hugabear Jan 2012 #17
tblue37 Jan 2012 #24
A-Schwarzenegger Jan 2012 #5
FrenchieCat Jan 2012 #7
BrentWil Jan 2012 #15
FrenchieCat Jan 2012 #16
BrentWil Jan 2012 #18
FrenchieCat Jan 2012 #19
BrentWil Jan 2012 #22
JitterbugPerfume Jan 2012 #8
FrenchieCat Jan 2012 #12
Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2012 #21
krawhitham Jan 2012 #9
deacon Jan 2012 #11
Honeycombe8 Jan 2012 #13
BrentWil Jan 2012 #14
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2012 #20
Samantha Jan 2012 #23
Blaze Diem Jan 2012 #25

Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:48 PM

1. Don't be surprised when they do!

Big switch at the convention

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:50 PM

2. Despite the fact that Daniels has all of the charm and charisma of a dead carp...

He did, at least, appear SANE.

But you know, as I do, that appearances can be deceiving.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:52 PM

6. I am not saying I agree with Daniels policies,but Newt could say our ideas and he would still sound

like a pompous asshole. It is somewhat presentation and approach, and Newt seems to be simply a dick.

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:51 PM

3. Run these terms thru your google machine:

Cheri

separation

another man

honorary Hooters girl

1990s





That's why he chose not to run. I suspect, seeing Newt's success, he sees a new opportunity for reputational rehabilitation.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:54 PM

10. His wife's material stuff with him isn't/ would not have mattered

I believe he was actually the good guy in that drama, raising the four daughters. People aren't going to care if his wife did some stuff.

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Response to BrentWil (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:08 AM

26. Maybe he didn't want to embarrass his daughters when this would inevitably come out? nt

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:51 PM

4. He is TOO boring.

There's drab and then there's "quick, check his pulse!" and Daniels falls into the latter category. He will never, ever, ever be President.

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Response to Eid Ma Clack Shaw (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:11 PM

17. He makes Bob Dole look like the life of the party

At least Dole appeared on SNL

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:33 AM

24. Bob Dole is a funny guy with a sharp, quick wit. His one-liners are legend. nt

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:52 PM

5. Yeah, he's inspiring.

A human dynamo.

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:53 PM

7. Let them nominate the 5'3" guy with the giant forehead.......

who was OBM director under George W. Bush!


yeah!


Well, at least he's White and talks calmly when reading a speech!

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:09 PM

15. Wasn't Truman, Madison, and a few others reasonable short?

I don't really get the short thing. Or the forehead thing. His looks aren't going to stop him.

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Response to BrentWil (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:10 PM

16. Well go for it!

Nobody is stopping you!

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:17 PM

18. Why would I want to?

He would be their strongest candidate, IMHO. I am happy with Newt. Obama will kill him.

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Response to BrentWil (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:19 PM

19. You might want to, since you keep telling us about what a great candidate

Lil' Mitch would make!

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:40 PM

22. I am just saying...

It is a politics message board isn't it? It would be a much more dangerous candidate then Newt.

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:53 PM

8. He stands for everything we hate

union busting, creationism in schools, selling the commons to the highest bidder etc $etc. He was Bushs budget director fer gawds sake

In Indiana we pretty much despise him

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Response to JitterbugPerfume (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:55 PM

12. Well, the bar is so low these days.....

till they have to dig a hole beneath just to get passed it!

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Response to JitterbugPerfume (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:33 PM

21. +1

n/t

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:53 PM

9. He can not win this cycle he was Bush's Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Maybe next cycle he will try

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:54 PM

11. If you're not crazy you can't appeal the multiple GOP factions. He would have to flip around like

mitt romney and end up looking like a mitt clone.

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:55 PM

13. Little fellas rarely get elected President.

Don't shoot the messenger. But it's true. Short men rarely have won the Presidency. I guess it's because the shorter men have trouble being seen as leaders and authoritative.

His voice was also kinda weak.

But I'm not a Republican. Maybe he's got the right stuff in other ways for them.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:57 PM

14. He would never win the GOP primary. NT

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:22 PM

20. And bore us all to death? No, thanks. Besides, he has all but ruined Indiana's economy.

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Response to BrentWil (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:09 AM

23. They tried to coax him into running

I think George Bush really wanted him to jump in, and Laura called his wife. There is something in the background there regarding his domestic life that he thought would become political fodder if he jumped in. He reportedly discussed it with his family, but declined the invitation to enter the race.

Sam

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Response to Samantha (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:39 AM

25. I heard talk today that Daniels was a most likely pick for VP

 

Can it be any more obscene than Newts personal dealings?

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