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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:26 AM

If Romney is Nixon and Obama is Humphrey, Don't Worry....

It'll be Obama by a Landslide. Because Conservative Democrats always carry the day.

America will see right through "Tricky Dick" Romney.

Man, I hope it's not a long, hot summer with racial tensions boiling over.

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Reply If Romney is Nixon and Obama is Humphrey, Don't Worry.... (Original post)
Junkdrawer Mar 2012 OP
Junkdrawer Mar 2012 #1
RZM Mar 2012 #2
Brickbat Mar 2012 #3
Johonny Mar 2012 #4
DefenseLawyer Mar 2012 #5
Junkdrawer Mar 2012 #6

Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:51 AM

1. Oh, and make sure you crack down HARD (Richard Daley style) on any Occupy Protesters....

Policing

Charlotte will receive a $50 million grant from the federal government for convention security. The city plans to spend $25 million on undisclosed weapons for the police.

The city has also passed a variety of new laws, intended to curtail protest activity. These include:

Rules prohibiting camping on public property.

Restricting the use of a list of different items: "cables, bars, projectiles, spray guns, breakable containers," aerosol containers, fireworks, smoke bombs, pepper spray, mace, masks, scarves, body-armor, helmets, and police scanners.

These laws are permanent and will remain effective after the end of the convention.

They may also have ramifications before the convention: namely, the eviction of Occupy Charlotte from its encampment downtown.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Democratic_National_Convention


It's the sure way to show America that you're the Law and Order candidate. Because the Media will never, never emphasise your crackdown while giving Romney a relative free pass.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:56 AM

2. I'd say it's more like 1996 or 2004

 

Incumbent president who has a lot of people who really hate him, but not enough to get the other guy over 50 percent. I suspect the margin will be something like 2004.

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Response to Junkdrawer (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:57 AM

3. Um, who the hell is comparing Obama to Humphrey?

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:22 AM

4. Or Romney to Nixon

Nixon was the VP for a popular president and had a long public life in Congress. Romney is a one term Governor that is running against all the legislation he passed while governor.

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Response to Johonny (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:34 AM

5. All that was ancient history in 68

Nixon ran and lost in 60 when he was VP he then ran and lost for governor in 62 (You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore) and then he was pretty much out of public life, "the wilderness years", until he ran again in 68 with a "secret plan" to win the war. You're right that it's hard to compare him to Romney but he was actually less of an inside guy in 68 than Romney is now.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:40 AM

6. Um - Because both have alienated the left wings of their party?

But it's OK. The way to win them back is to continue to call them idiots and to point to Gallup polls proving that they are a tiny disgruntled minority.

Never, ever, EVER change your policies in an attempt to win them back.

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