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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:07 PM
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Poll question: Which Republican would make the strongest opponent against Obama?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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GomezLives Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:08 PM
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1. I say Romney
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:11 PM
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2. +1
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:12 PM
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3. Romney signed a bill similar to Obama's HCR program. He's dead.
At this point the strongest candidate is Huckabee and he's got so much baggage he's probably got "Samsonite" tattooed across his ass.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:15 PM
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6. And 'Mormon' is a killer with the 'vangies. BTW...
Love your 'Samsonite' metaphor, or whatever you call it.
Spot on!
:thumbsup:
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 06:51 AM
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29. short chubby guys don't do well on TV, and standing next to a tall thin guy
it gets worse


All the candidates have fatal flaws. Romney can bring Michigan into play (because of his father) as well as some western states and maybe even force more spending in MA and surrounding states, so I give him the nod. I don't see Huckabee playing anywhere but in the south and the dark red plain states.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:12 PM
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4. the strongest opponent is pathetically weak
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blizz Donating Member (83 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:13 PM
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5. After reading Woodward's latest book I think General Petreaus (if he ran) would be the biggest task
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Cid_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:02 PM
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26. Woof....
Don't think it will happen this time around though.
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simonisme Donating Member (39 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:15 PM
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7. Barbour is out of the running
So i picked the sane choice..Palin
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:16 PM
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8. Mitt Romney is the only one who seems even remotely sane. n/t
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:17 PM
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9. Huckabee. n/t
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Annata4Peace Donating Member (36 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:17 PM
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10. Ron Paul's anti-war message could really hurt Obama
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:28 PM
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14. Yes, he would attract independents and
if Nader is his running mate, could attract progressives as well. Not a bad thing if it moves Obama considerably to the left in order to hold onto his base.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 06:34 AM
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28. And I bet his racism will be a selling point too!
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Tom Rinaldo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:19 PM
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11. The ex-Gov, ex-Ambassador to China who Obama appointed to that post
Of course that is among the many reasons he won't get the nomination, but he would match up best.
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sorcrow Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:23 PM
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12. Abe Lincoln? n/t
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:27 PM
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13. My choice, or Eisenhower n/t
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:34 PM
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15. The Republicans will end up drafting Chris Christie n/t
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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:38 PM
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16. Ron Paul
would be the strongest candidate. Racist conspiracy nutty libertarian is the real darling of the right.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:41 PM
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17. Romney,maybe Huckabee
i think Huckabee would come across personally well which might make the things we can use against him not as effective.

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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:45 PM
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18. Mittens...
And he hasn't a snow ball's chance.
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:55 PM
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19. Barack Obama
if the Republicans have any sense, they'll just nominate him as their candidate.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:58 PM
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20. Rimshot!
I don't agree with your view, but funny is funny! :-)
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:12 PM
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21. I don't think the final opponent has been identified yet. I agree that
the person will end up 'drafted' by the Repubs, but I have no idea who it might be.
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:15 PM
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22. Romney, I think
people will think we need someone to fix the economy.
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:16 PM
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23. Mickey Mouse.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:16 PM
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24. a while ago I would have said John Kyl but he kinda blew that outta the water, so Romney. nt
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:59 PM
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25. Huckabees Squirrels were not fried, he cooked them in a popcorn popper, he couldn't have fried
Squirrel, because he was on a diet and fried squirrel has many more calories and fat than popped squirrel. I personally think a squirrel would make a better opponent than Huckabee. Besides, who would vote for a man, who blocked investigations into his son David and a friends, hanging of a dog by the neck, slitting the dogs throat, and finally, stoning the poor hanging dog to death? What kind of man would block the prosecution of such a horrible act? What kind of man, after the fact, would fire the head of the state police who "did not help Huckabee with "that" problem he had with his son?" So, I'd vote for Obama, but it would be close if there were a Republican squirrel running against him, because for me, a squirrel even a Republican one would have more integrity, more compassion, more honesty than any former governor (Fox/Gop) bloviator, Mike Huckabee and his Klan of Huckabees will ever have.

Lou
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robcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:44 PM
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27. None of the above. Obama will win easily.
n/t
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 06:52 AM
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30. Huckabee or Pawlenty
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 06:52 AM
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31. Zombie Reagan, or Stem-cell Cloned Reagan, which ever comes back first.
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formernaderite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 07:20 AM
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32. Chris Christi in the other category
he's too much of a loud mouth for my tastes... but I work with blue collar construction guys, and they like him. But I believe he's not running...yet.
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TheBigotBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 07:28 AM
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33. None
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Shandris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 08:10 AM
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34. Why isn't there an entry for the only REAL Republican contender?
I don't see 'ham sandwich' listed ~anywhere~!
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