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Old 09-15-2011, 07:15 PM
 
Location: RSM
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Doesn't surprise me one bit. In general, a native Californian Republican is considered a middle of the road to hard Democrat in the south. A Republican in Massachusetts is pretty much the same.

For example, Clint Eastwood is a native Californian Republican. He said the following in a recent interview(which echoes Arnie somewhat):

"These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage? I don't give a f*** about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We're making a big deal out of things we shouldn't be making a deal out of. They go on and on with all this bull**** about 'sanctity' -- don't give me that sanctity crap! Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want. I was an Eisenhower Republican when I started out at 21, because he promised to get us out of the Korean War, and over the years, I realized there was a Republican philosophy that I liked. And then they lost it. And libertarians had more of it. Because what I really believe is, let's spend a little more time leaving everybody alone."

It's worth noting that Orange County was known for its libertarian* leanings for many years. Some of that still remains, but the mega-churches have made inroads and social-conservatism continually increases in influence in local political circles(particularly south OC).

*that's libertarian with a little L, not Libertarian Party
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: RSM
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A Black man winning the Republican ticket with another Black man in office? You got to be joking! Not in a day and age like this. The Republican party is becoming more venomous with each passing day.
There was a time when everyone would have said Colin Powell was a lock for president anytime he chose to run. If he can distance himself from what people didn't like about the administration he was a part of(which he has done somewhat in his rare media comments), I'd say he still has enough goodwill left to make a good run even against Obama.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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Cain '12.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Police State
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This is out of character for the CA GOP which has shown no hesitation in sticking to their principles over pragmatism (read: common sense).

Hmm.....I wonder if it's buyer's remorse left over from the 2008 primary?
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: So California
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No surprise to me. To me Romney is far more electable than Perry. here in Texas people are so indifferent to Perry, the rest of the country would be surprised.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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I wonder why our Republicans arent as impressed by Perry?

RealClearPolitics - Poll: Romney Leads GOP Rivals in California
Surprise...surprise???
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