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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 07:58 PM
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If a republican were to win in 2008 (horrors), who would be the least toxic?
At this point, anyone with two brain cells regardless of party would be better than bush. But since there is a small possibility that a republic might win, who in your opinion would do the least damage? Hagel? Gulliani? McCain? Lieberman? Someone else?

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 07:59 PM
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1. Olympia Snowe or Lincoln Chafee? n/t
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 07:59 PM
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2. That's why a Democrat must win in 2008!
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PresidentObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 08:00 PM
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3. All candidates in the GOP are too toxic.
Hagel would at least face the realities for America in Iraq.

But don't bet on that. The GOP is ready to muzzle him!

Lieberman :rofl:

....OH WAIT, thats not so funny. Thats kinda...scary!! :scared:
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 08:00 PM
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4. depends on
what you care about. Guliani wouldn't be horrid on social issues. But would be terrible on civil rights and the war. Hagel good on the war, horrible on social issues and the economy.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 08:01 PM
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5. It won't matter to me.
We'll be gone gone gone to safer territory in Canada.
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deadmessengers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 08:01 PM
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6. Hagel or Giuliani
Hagel because he'll stop this asinine war, or Giuliani, because he's reliably pro-choice, and pro-gay rights.

Unfortunately, those same qualities that make them a tiny bit less repulsive than their Repugnican peers also make them un-nominatible.
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rep the dems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 08:02 PM
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7. Lincoln Chafee. Of course it won't happen, but I really respect him. nt
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bdrube Donating Member (220 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 08:04 PM
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8. Rep. Ron Paul
The Texas Republican Paul, who IS running even though he gets
NO press, was against the Iraq War from the beginning.  He's
a regular contributor to Antiwar.com.  

He was also the Libertarian candidate for President back in
1988 I believe.  
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 08:05 PM
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9. One I've never heard of yet
These fucks have aided and abetted the worst thing to ever happen to this country. And hopefully by 2008 even most of the Republican voters will feel the same way.
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harveyc Donating Member (333 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 08:12 PM
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10. If the Congress ...
approves the 2008 Iraq supplemental upcoming in a fews weeks, we won't have to worry about which one it is. It won't be one of us.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 08:25 PM
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11. Bloomberg or Ollie Snowe. Chaffee and Collins are dimwits. nt
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 09:38 PM
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12. Hagel is the only one I can think of
Edited on Fri Jan-26-07 09:39 PM by Crunchy Frog
who would have any sort of realistic shot. I would find Lincoln Chafee to me more palatable than some of the Democrats who are running, but he's got about as much of a chance as I do at winning the GOP nomination. :)
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 09:55 PM
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13. There is no one from the "Republic Party" who can, or will win.

So it's a mute point to discuss this any further.

-------- They all suck.



BTW. What did we decide on regarding their official name anyway?

I've seen suggestions on here of the-

"Republic Party"?

the "Re-pube-lick Party"?

the "Rethug Party"?

Whatever the case ---- NONE OF THEM will win.

Did you hear Tucker read off Hagel's voting record yesterday ???? .... He has voted with Mistah Bush more than any other Republic in the party -------MORE THAN ANY OF THEM!!!!! ------- And he has only changed his tune since he decided to toy with running for president.

If you don't believe me, pull up Tucker Carlson's transcript from yesterday's program on MSNBC.

Please don't tell me some here are buying that he's "one of us" because of what he's saying regarding ONE item??

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harveyc Donating Member (333 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 10:08 PM
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14. I keep subjects within the scope ...
of the OP. I have answered you questions in the appropriate thread. I await your examples as requested there.
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mayflower Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-26-07 10:40 PM
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15. Representative Ron Paul - A true Patriot and worth any citizen's vote.


Appearing in Aaron Russo's AMERICA: FREEDOM TO FASCISM is Congressman Ron Paul, MD (R-Texas). Congressman Paul has established a national reputation as one of the leading advocates for personal liberty in politics today. He is also one of the most outspoken leaders of Congress when it comes to the limits of constitutional government, lowering taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency. Colleagues and constituents can be confident of his consistent voting record in the House of Representatives since Dr. Paul makes it a rule not to vote for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution. In the words of former Treasury Secretary William Simon, Dr. Paul is the "one exception to the Gang of 535" on Capitol Hill. LINK

NEO-CONNED - Ron Paul's Stirring Speech To Congress
Passing The Buck On Iraq - by the Patriotic Republican Representative the Honorable Ron Paul
The Freedom Project - The Offical Site of Representative Ron Paul
Ron Paul - Gulf of Tonkin Speech on Iran

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election_2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-27-07 12:07 AM
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16. Governor Linda Lingle of Hawaii
With Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell a close second.
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