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cadmium Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 06:47 PM
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16. Whatever dynamic could overcome Rudy's negatives would be
interesting to see. In the end I think the Republicans will just see him as too vulnerable. Fred Thompson is worrisome. He has the new face, money and media assets that Romney has. Romney thrives on being underestimated. He hasnt even begun to cash in on his claim to have sav ed the Olympics or taking credit for the Massachusetts Commonhealth.

I wouldn't be surprised if Romney was paying off Tommy Thompson to split the Thompson vote!

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  -One of these 24 people will be our next president. Old Crusoe  Apr-01-07 01:35 AM   #0 
  - I would say one of these four,  AshevilleGuy   Apr-01-07 03:40 AM   #1 
  - An interesting bunch demographically -- three Southerners and one  Old Crusoe   Apr-01-07 11:45 AM   #4 
  - I'd add Obama, but I agree with your list.  Bluedogvoter   Apr-01-07 11:51 AM   #6 
  - Don't underestimate Romney. He is gathering the backing of  cadmium   Apr-01-07 06:33 PM   #14 
  - I understand, but I don't think he will be their nominee.  AshevilleGuy   Apr-01-07 06:37 PM   #15 
  - Whatever dynamic could overcome Rudy's negatives would be  cadmium   Apr-01-07 06:47 PM   #16 
     - I don't think the swing voters will worry about Rudy's negatives.  AshevilleGuy   Apr-01-07 06:52 PM   #17 
        - The media intimates that the Republican  cadmium   Apr-01-07 07:15 PM   #19 
        - Right. They are not weak.  AshevilleGuy   Apr-01-07 07:36 PM   #25 
           - I still say watch out for Romney  cadmium   Apr-02-07 01:13 PM   #29 
              - Well, I would rather we run against Mitt any day than Rudy.  AshevilleGuy   Apr-02-07 03:23 PM   #32 
                 - I dont think that is how they are thinking now.  cadmium   Apr-02-07 07:33 PM   #36 
        - A Democratic Consultant whose name  OHdem10   Apr-05-07 10:30 AM   #49 
  - I agree--the BFEE is behind him. He is malleable/empty suit material--  wienerdoggie   Apr-01-07 07:23 PM   #21 
  - I think you've left out the three front-runners.  Donald Ian Rankin   Apr-02-07 03:50 PM   #34 
  - I chose my four deliberately.  AshevilleGuy   Apr-03-07 01:59 AM   #41 
  - God, I hope not.  Clark2008   Apr-05-07 11:07 AM   #50 
  - Obsessed. n/t  AshevilleGuy   Apr-05-07 07:35 PM   # 
  - Delete. It doubled up.  AshevilleGuy   Apr-05-07 07:35 PM   #53 
  - Only way Fred Thompson will be president is if he plays one on TV  LynneSin   Apr-06-07 08:08 AM   #56 
  - In order of probability,  CK_John   Apr-01-07 10:40 AM   #2 
  - A prime example of "underestimating opponents" is in post 1  wyldwolf   Apr-01-07 10:46 AM   #3 
  - I'd put Obama on that list before I'd put Hillary. Clintons have been too cozy with Bush  mnhtnbb   Apr-01-07 12:07 PM   #7 
  - ... uh... so?  wyldwolf   Apr-01-07 01:01 PM   #8 
  - My reasoning for that omission can be summed in one phrase:  AshevilleGuy   Apr-01-07 06:02 PM   #11 
     - I think they're on their way down...  weezy2736   Apr-02-07 09:39 AM   #28 
        - ??? Don't understand that.  AshevilleGuy   Apr-02-07 03:25 PM   #33 
           - Yes, but  weezy2736   Apr-02-07 07:44 PM   #37 
  - Hi, CK_John. I think the chance is fair of Sam Brownback not getting the  Old Crusoe   Apr-01-07 11:49 AM   #5 
     - I think Brownback will have enough of his excellent adventure  wienerdoggie   Apr-01-07 06:26 PM   #13 
        - On one hand I'd love to see Brownback just resign his seat and crawl  Old Crusoe   Apr-01-07 07:03 PM   #18 
           - I can't wait for the 'Thug primary--"I'M more conservative!" "No! I am!"  wienerdoggie   Apr-01-07 07:16 PM   #20 
              - I believe you are correct about Sam Brownback -- he is a  Old Crusoe   Apr-01-07 07:23 PM   #23 
  - Each of us will winnow the list in our own minds to say, 12 , or 6, or  Old Crusoe   Apr-01-07 02:01 PM   #9 
  - My picks, and reasons for elimination.  TheWraith   Apr-01-07 03:00 PM   #10 
  - Wow--excellent reasoning, but I can't see Brownback and Gingrich  wienerdoggie   Apr-01-07 06:20 PM   #12 
     - Not sure about Hagel. He took a stand about 2 weeks ago and  CK_John   Apr-01-07 07:23 PM   #22 
        - You must have missed last week's Sunday show with George  wienerdoggie   Apr-01-07 07:29 PM   #24 
        - If Hagel runs it would be as an Independent.  bklyncowgirl   Apr-02-07 06:08 AM   #26 
           - Agreed--how do you announce a run as a Republican during the same week  wienerdoggie   Apr-02-07 09:28 AM   #27 
  - You left out Lyndon Larouche  Bleachers7   Apr-02-07 01:44 PM   #30 
  - You bet I did!  Old Crusoe   Apr-03-07 12:38 AM   #39 
  - I think Jon Stewart would bring out the youth vote.  tinfoilinfor2005   Apr-02-07 02:47 PM   #31 
  - You forgot Gary Hart!! Shame on you! n/t  Hart2008   Apr-02-07 03:52 PM   #35 
  - Hi, Hart2008. Well, yes, I did. I didn't know there was any talk from  Old Crusoe   Apr-03-07 12:37 AM   #38 
  - Nothing concrete from Gore or Clark either!  Hart2008   Apr-03-07 06:56 AM   #42 
     - I think the weak field is on the red side of the ledger, not the blue.  Old Crusoe   Apr-03-07 11:04 AM   #44 
        - Any candidate who supported the war is weak n/t  Hart2008   Apr-06-07 06:56 AM   #54 
  - As promised, I tried to link to the site but  Old Crusoe   Apr-03-07 01:54 AM   #40 
     - It's a work in progress by volunteers...  Hart2008   Apr-03-07 06:59 AM   #43 
        - I clicked on Hart's site there... yes, he is a Renaissance thinker and  Old Crusoe   Apr-03-07 11:07 AM   #45 
           - The blog is being upgraded with new material.  Hart2008   Apr-05-07 09:48 AM   #47 
              - Sorta kinda, yes. I've saved the sight, Hart2008, and will check in  Old Crusoe   Apr-05-07 07:29 PM   #51 
                 - silent as the Sphinx  Hart2008   Apr-06-07 07:01 AM   #55 
                    - Well, Christ knows we could have used his foreign policy expertise  Old Crusoe   Apr-06-07 01:26 PM   #57 
  - After Iowa, I believe the list will be effectively whittled down to:  Old Crusoe   Apr-03-07 09:33 PM   #46 
     - By the end of January '08, it will be down to Edwards, Obama, Clinton & Romney, Giuliani, Brownback  Czolgosz   Apr-05-07 09:57 AM   #48 
        - I'm wondering if Bloomberg might jump in out of sheer boredom.  Old Crusoe   Apr-05-07 07:32 PM   #52 

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