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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:03 PM

The Republican Presidential and Vice Presidential Nominees for 2016 wil be.....

For President:



His VP choice:



Ryan has bona fides with the corp. Republicans and the base. So, he will be trusted to campaign from the center. Graham brings foreign policy gravitas to the ticket.

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Reply The Republican Presidential and Vice Presidential Nominees for 2016 wil be..... (Original post)
Yavin4 Feb 2013 OP
ThatPoetGuy Feb 2013 #1
narnian60 Feb 2013 #2
WI_DEM Feb 2013 #3
demwing Feb 2013 #4
benld74 Feb 2013 #5
Glamrock Feb 2013 #6
AlinPA Feb 2013 #7
BlueStater Feb 2013 #8
karynnj Feb 2013 #10
BlueStater Feb 2013 #12
Myrina Feb 2013 #18
karynnj Feb 2013 #21
Rosa Luxemburg Feb 2013 #9
kairos12 Feb 2013 #11
LeftInTX Feb 2013 #13
cliffordu Feb 2013 #14
ellisonz Feb 2013 #15
davidpdx Feb 2013 #16
Myrina Feb 2013 #19
davidpdx Feb 2013 #22
thetruthhurtsforsome Feb 2013 #17
midwest irish Feb 2013 #20
SmittynMo Feb 2013 #23
Arkana Feb 2013 #24
Sunlei Feb 2013 #25

Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:08 PM

1. I don't think so.

The Republican movers-n-shakers really, truly believe that the voters only support Obama because he's Black. They really, truly believe that what they need is a token.

So, these are where they'll be putting out feelers:
* Bobby Jindal
* Marco Rubio
* Herman Cain (If he can bribe his accusers to be silent)
* Nikki Haley
* Susana Martinez

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:08 PM

2. My first response...

my eyes, my eyes! Second response-- bring it on!

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:28 PM

3. Way too early to say or predict

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:32 PM

4. Nope

we are lucky, but not that lucky.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:35 PM

5. My 1st response - I think I just threw up a little in my mouth, My 2nd - Yup I did,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:26 PM

6. Looking forward to those debates.

The Hill would have him crying by the end of the second debate.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 05:35 PM

7. Ryan-Santorum or Santorum-Ryan

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:29 PM

8. I really don't think they're going to go with...

...a failed vice presidential candidate who couldn't win his home state. Ryan has no national appeal whatsoever.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:45 PM

10. Doesn"t that also describe Edwards circa 2005 - when many here wanted him?

It was not for these reasons, but that Obama and Hillary were better that he was not the choice - though the media designated him as a serious candidate - an honor they did NOT give to Biden, Richardson, Dodd or Kerry (even when he polled higher than Edwards) in 2005.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:36 PM

12. Being a losing vice presidential candidate is basically a political death sentence.

FDR is the only losing VP nominee who ever became president. Hell, Bob Dole is the only other one that even won his party's nomination for president and that wasn't until 20 years later! A schmuck like Ryan isn't going to break this trend.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:22 AM

18. Yeah and look how Edwards' career ended up ...

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Response to Myrina (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:42 AM

21. true, but that was due to post 2004 actions

You would need to consider both a better John Edwards. The point is that there was a time when he had more support on Daily Kos and here than either Obama or Clinton. In addition, as said, he was given more support by the media as one of the 3 top tier candidates - something not accorded to the most accomplished Biden, Dodd and Richardson.

I think that Ryan fails because he is Ryan and he is too extreme. I suspect that as 2016 will likely be an open election on both sides, that this is not a year when the Republicans will cede the nomination to someone seen as unelectable. At this point, I think Ryan unelectable. Strangely, the Republicans who are becoming continuously more extreme will likely for the THIRD time go with someone seen as the more moderate establishment candidate.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:34 PM

9. They would be better off with a hyena

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:25 PM

11. unelectable

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:55 AM

13. Lindsey - no way

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:14 AM

14. JEB, JEB, JEB, JEB!!!

He'll look like a voice of reason and the only adult in the room by then.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:16 AM

15. Hilarious

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:37 AM

16. First thing, please warn us before you post such nasty vile photos

Second, I'd have no problem with them being the nominees. Little Lindsey will probably win his state, but Ryan wouldn't have a chance winning his home state.

They would lose NC, Indiana, and Missouri. Depending on who the D candidate is a few other states could be in play as well.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:27 AM

19. I dunno ... there's some mean-spirited redneck motherforkers in Indiana ...

Ryan would throw them the Ayn Rand racist/rugged individualist/anti-everything that's not white male bait they adore.

I can't recall who said it, but the perfect summation of Hoosiers: they're always spying on their friends/neighbors looking to catch them 'trying to put one over' but at the same time, themselves, trying to 'put one over' at every turn. (ie: busy-body hypocrites & cheaters).

Thank Goddess I'm only an implant, and hopefully not a permanent one.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:12 PM

22. My friend and former co-worker is from Indiana

and his mother is one of those types of people. He said he kind of dreads going back because he has to listen to all the conspiracy theories for two weeks. The last time he went, he wrote them all down in a notebook (just for the fun of it). At the time we were both living in China. When he came back he was telling me all about it. Some of them are just so stupid you can't help laughing pretty hard.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:24 AM

17. Christie and an unnamed token to be named at a later time

 

the color and sex of the token will be decided on what will be hot in 16.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:29 AM

20. The Republican Presidential and Vice Presidential Nominees for 2016 wil be.....

 

in second place behind the Dem nominees.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:25 AM

23. I hope it's true

2 loud mouths with nothing to say. You could run Bugs Bunny against them and win.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:59 AM

24. Ham Sandwich/Fencepost 2016

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:09 AM

25. Eddie Munster for President!!

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