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Owlet Donating Member (765 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 07:10 AM
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Huntsman 3rd party candidate?
Interesting bit of speculation here


"In the dog days of summer and in the aftermath of the unusual earthquake that hit the Washington area and other parts of the East Coast, maybe its time to play a little parlor game related to next years presidential election and a major disruption that just might occur. I am talking about the increasing probability that a serious independent third-party run might just occur. And by the manner in which former Utah governor and Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is conducting himself this week in high-profile criticizing of his own party, he and his campaign might also be eyeing this probability."

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"Further, in an analysis I did a few years back on the composition of a general-election electorate, it signals an opening for a more-moderate independent candidate as well. The Republican Party basefor smaller government, low taxes, and socially conservativerepresents about 26 percent of all voters. The Democratic Partys blocfor larger government, higher taxes, and more socially progressiverepresents about 23 percent of all voters. Thus, 51 percent of the electorate is a mishmash of independents, not ideological members of either political party."
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 07:30 AM
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1. Obvious right wing drivel.
The Democratic Partys blocfor larger government, higher taxes


That's the signal to stop reading, because you can't trust anything this person writes.
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 07:35 AM
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2. +1 n/t
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-27-11 02:28 PM
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3. On "signals to stop reading:"
When I hear MSM reference the "GOP base," and the "Democratic Left," my remote automatically changes channels -- just another "reality" show.
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