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Old 02-01-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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It is for some people. I'm happy to see Mitt isn't going to make it his.
I don't know of any politician who has made a hobby of running for president. Perhaps you could provide a list of those who do. There are family dynasties of both parties though that seem to be always in the potential presidential interest list aka the Bushes', Clintons, Kennedys, etc.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:37 PM
 
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I don't know of any politician who has made a hobby of running for president. Perhaps you could provide a list of those who do. There are family dynasties of both parties though that seem to be always in the potential presidential interest list aka the Bushes', Clintons, Kennedys, etc.
Lyndon Larouche comes immediately to mind. Running twice is reasonable, but three or more times and you start to become a crank. I think the only impact Mitt's decision will have it to salvage his dignity. He wasn't going to have any effect whatsoever on the primary.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:40 PM
 
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Lyndon Larouche comes immediately to mind. Running twice is reasonable, but three or more times and you start to become a crank. I think the only impact Mitt's decision will have it to salvage his dignity. He wasn't going to have any effect whatsoever on the primary.
Oh, so all you can come with is one person? What happened to your claim of "some"? I liked Mitt but am glad he isn't going to run because he can't win and no he isn't making a hobby of it as he only ran once.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:41 PM
 
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Don't let the door hit him where the good lord split him.

Hoping JEB! follows his lead.

Bush vs Clinton. Where's my barf bag?
It is kind of pathetic. I think George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton were both good presidents, but I don't like the thought of dynasties ruling this country.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:45 PM
 
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Oh, so all you can come with is one person? What happened to your claim of "some"? I liked Mitt but am glad he isn't going to run because he can't win and no he isn't making a hobby of it as he only ran once.
I'm sure a Google search would turn up at least a dozen cranks from various ages who ran for president multiple times to pass the time. Mitt ran twice, in 2008 and 2012. That's a good run for a serious person who really wants to be president. Running again would move him into buffoon territory.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:46 PM
 
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Lyndon Larouche comes immediately to mind. Running twice is reasonable, but three or more times and you start to become a crank. I think the only impact Mitt's decision will have it to salvage his dignity. He wasn't going to have any effect whatsoever on the primary.
What dignity is there to salvage? A man who fancied himself one of the smartest guys in the room got sandbagged by his own party.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:47 PM
 
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Do you sheep REALLY think it will be anything other than Hill vs Jeb???


PLEASE get a clue...


The dynasty WILL continue as you sheep keep voting for the two party system each blaming the other guy.


Good luck with that... let me know how it goes.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:47 PM
 
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It is kind of pathetic. I think George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton were both good presidents, but I don't like the thought of dynasties ruling this country.
I'm not a fan either, but that's where we are. Bush vs. Clinton. I bet some in the Democratic Party are making overtures to Michelle Obama right now and seeing if she'd like to run for Congress somewhere. Get a few years as a legislator under her built and who knows, we might have another Hill on our hands.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:48 PM
 
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I'm sure a Google search would turn up at least a dozen cranks from various ages who ran for president multiple times to pass the time. Mitt ran twice, in 2008 and 2012. That's a good run for a serious person who really wants to be president. Running again would move him into buffoon territory.
Wrong, McCain was the Republican candidate for the 2008 presidential election. Mitt has already stated he isn't gong to run in 2016 so try not to get your knickers in a wad over it.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:48 PM
 
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What dignity is there to salvage? A man who fancied himself one of the smartest guys in the room got sandbagged by his own party.
I'm no fan of Mitt. He's the ultimate 80s yuppie greaseball, but there's no reason to kick a dog when he's down. I hope he takes up golf or tennis or missionary work or something.
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