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media anointed candidates and the Dean scream

Until the 2004 Dean campaign, I always imagined that a candidate who challenged the party power structure could emerge and take a party nomination.

At this point, with money controlling both parties, I have come to believe that only a progressive billionaire could change the course of the US.

The cliche "Money Talks" is more than just a cliche.

Roosevelt and Kennedy arrived with the ability to be sure, but the money behind them is part of the invisible mantle of power.

Even buffoons like Donald Trump start out on third base. We are fortunate that he lacks the courage to actually put his ass on the line.

Imagine a George Bush candidacy without the family prestige and money.
I can still barely believe it, even with his family advantages, and I lived through it.

Walk to the podium with a giant wallet in your back pocket and the media kneel.

Posted by virtualobserver | Sun Nov 9, 2014, 01:32 PM (0 replies)

believe the polls? Don't!!!

Posted by virtualobserver | Sat Nov 1, 2014, 06:14 PM (16 replies)

my prediction for the fiscal cliff vote in the house......

The 27 republicans who will not be returning will vote for it, along with a strong majority of Democrats. No returning Repubs will vote for it.

If it doesn't pass because it doesn't get quite enough support among Democrats, then the Repubs will try to blame the Democrats.
Posted by virtualobserver | Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:51 PM (10 replies)

I almost hate to say it, but....

Republicans seem to be running scared on all fronts, and I'm starting to believe that this is a real turning point. Movements start almost instantaneously in the age of twitter and facebook.....then politicians and corporations run for cover.

I'm almost optimistic.

Posted by virtualobserver | Sun Dec 16, 2012, 11:17 AM (4 replies)

Is there a type of camera that is capable of capturing Mitt Romney telling the truth...?

Yes.....it's called a hidden camera.
Posted by virtualobserver | Sun Oct 7, 2012, 02:07 PM (7 replies)

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My God! that whiny voice is as unbearable as the words that he belches out.
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Posted by virtualobserver | Mon Mar 5, 2012, 02:22 PM (4 replies)

Can any registered voter in Virginia vote in Tomorrow's primary?

if so, since I'm hearing ultra low turnout and interest, and this is a winner take all state with 46 delegates....a Ron Paul win there would be a punch to the stomach for the Romney campaign if Democrats were to do a bit of voting.
Posted by virtualobserver | Mon Mar 5, 2012, 09:14 AM (6 replies)

I don't get the obsession with obsession

Posted by virtualobserver | Wed Feb 15, 2012, 12:10 PM (1 replies)

methinks that Obama engineered the Santorum Surge deliberately......

with the announcement of the birth control coverage. He is even smarter than I thought.
Posted by virtualobserver | Sat Feb 11, 2012, 01:43 PM (14 replies)

Newt's problem is......

that by attacking the annointed choice of the Republican party,
he has "meddled with the primal forces of nature" and they "won't have it"

They will pound Newt to dust.
Posted by virtualobserver | Sat Jan 21, 2012, 09:45 PM (8 replies)
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