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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:58 PM
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Frist expected to win a GOP straw poll after packing conference.
Yes! Please let them run Catkiller! This thing sounds completely insane.

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) -- Restless Republicans are already looking beyond the embattled presidency of U.S. President George W. Bush to the 2008 campaign.

Nearly 2,000 Republican activists opened a weekend conference Friday to hear from presidential prospects and share strategies on a conservative agenda that many believe Washington has forsaken.

The delegates were voting in an informal "straw poll" to test the popularity of White House hopefuls including those in attendance -- Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, Sen. George Allen of Virginia, Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee.

But the balloting is not expected to have a lasting impact unless Frist, who has packed the Southern Republican Leadership Conference with supporters, hurts his presidential aspirations with a poor showing. McCain planned to urge his backers to write in Bush's name as a show of support, a move that could further dilute the straw poll's significance.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/03/10/republicans.camp...
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:00 PM
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1. Frist as the candidate would be wonderful for the Democrats
Admittedly, I thought the same thing about Reagan in 1980 and Bush in 2000. In both cases, I underestimated the bias of the press and the silliness of the voters.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:05 PM
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2. I want them to run Condi/anybody lets see the Jethroes get behind that
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:12 PM
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3. This is why McCain decided to tell people to write in support for
Bush instead of voting for him.


"Lott Says Straw Poll is Rigged
Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) said he believes the Southern Republican Leadership Conferences straw poll is a rigged deal and should not serve as a barometer to determine who might be the best candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, reports CNN.

Lott accused Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) of bussing people in to influence the outcome of the poll.

The Hotline notes Lott is backing Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). "

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2006/03/10/lott_says_...

Lott really hates Frist. heh heh.


"Quote of the Day

"Straw polls are entertaining, my friends, even extremely early ones. But I think we have bigger things to worry about. So if any friends here are thinking about voting for me, please dont. Just write in President Bushs name. For the next three years, with the country at war, hes our President, and the only one who must have our support today."

-- Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), in prepared remarks obtained by Ankle Biting Pundits, before tonight's Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll. The Hotline has more.


http://politicalwire.com/
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:12 PM
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4. Good grief.
"Brownback, a favorite of social conservatives, said runaway spending is a problem for Republicans but so is a failure to produce innovative plans on health care, energy, the environment and rebuilding the American family."

What the hell? What makes him think that we need to rebuild our families? Oh, like his family? Over my dead body. Sam, you are pissing me off again.

I hate to think what his plans are for health care, energy or the environment, especially knowing what his plans for our families are.
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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:15 PM
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5. First honest thing I've heard out a puke in years.
I don't think we need him rebuilding our families (not mine thank you) but the rest of it is true.
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:19 PM
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6. While that may be true
his plans are not what you might think. Have you read the Rolling Stone article on him? See what you think. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/9178374/gods...
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windy252 Donating Member (742 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:51 PM
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7. They even rig their own polls
*sigh*
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:01 PM
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8. Frist still has PRESIDENTIAL aspirations?
That jackass is going to be lucky if he holds onto his seat in Congress!
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