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Old 06-07-2009, 07:42 PM
 
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Condaleeza Rice or Colin Powell either would be and excellent choice
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Hallandale, FL
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I am happy so far - his speech in the middle east last week has done more good for the US in that region than any president has done for us - ever.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:47 PM
 
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I thnik we are going to need a presdient that has knowledge of waht it takes to really get us out of the debt that is building fast without relying on a advisor. Then he needs to really tell people just what is involved and the sacrifices facing future generations. He probably should be someone not worried about a second term, because the average person like my self would probaly still be shocked at the real nation financial state. No one I have seen lately is this person that has run for president.They all only know talking points given by advisors and staff.Speeches and goals mean nothing;we need action and results.
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:51 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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I agree....and I could go and individually SMACK everyone in the GOP...they are crying that McCain was not centrist enough. If they don't wake up and smell the coffee burning..they will be in deep doggie poo shortly.

We want fiscal conservatism, smaller gov't, less welfare, McCain was NOT our dog. He only got the votes he did because of Palin.
That is a scary thought. To think that people voted for McCain because of Palin is the main reason America is in such a mess.
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Oviedo, Fl formerly from the Philly Burbs!
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Wrong again...the mess is created by the lack of moral terpitude...both on the part of Politicians who are too long in office (can you say Term Limits) and by Corporations whose ONLY goal is short term profits (at the expense of long term success of their companies)

The seriousness of the shackling of the free marketplace by government has cause businesses to make marketing and planning decisions based on Tax Policies - which always makes for a poor decision. We really don't even have a true Capitalist system in the purest form. It cannot function as one due to the interference of politicians. And I don 't mean there should not be standards to keep our air and water clean. I am talking about tax policies, trade policies, imagined global warming and cap and trade nonsense, etc.

We need a Presidential nominee that believes in the Free market system, someone who actually has Integrity (both personally and professionally), and will hold others accountable!! I do not know if that person, who I am certain exists in great numbers in our great Country, would actually want that job tho...
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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The President is not much more than a media figure who signs stuff. Congress and Senate are running this country into the ground. The two party system has only created a nation divided amongst itself. Corporations and our nations elite steer this country, not the POTUS. As a matter of fact, a bad President can do more harm, than a good President can do to improve this country. Jesus Christ himself would have to come down off the cross to undo all the damage that the last eight Presidents have caused. I don't include Obama in the last eight since he hasn't had sufficient time, but I have little hope for a different outcome. Today you have to vote for who tells a better lie, because they are all liars.
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Yootó
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Well, seeing as how most of the Sheeple don't actually independently investigate the candidates, or take the time to become familiar with their platforms, it's a popularity contest. So maybe the best duo for President might be:

PITT/JOLIE 2012

or

JOLIE/PITT 2012

I think we have a winner.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:50 PM
Status: "Im Tal der donnerden Hufe...." (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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It seems like we get to vote for the few that runs..I know there are others who could win by a pretty large margin? But they just won't run for what ever reason!
you're not kidding, before 'super tuesday', before 45 of 52 states had a chance to vote we went from 9 canidates to 2 on the democratic side and from 7 to 2 on the republican side.

I knew something was wrong when from the very beginning of televised debates not all canidates would get equal time. Very undemocratic, no? It wasn't like that a few years ago.

strange way to nominate a president in a "democracy".

and why in the heck do Iowa , New Hampshire have such power in nominating a president? I know it's history, tradition but it's time for a new system.

and why do the dems give South Carolina the logistically important 3rd primary when it never goes blue?
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:16 AM
 
Location: memphis tn
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Colin Powell would have been a great choice, i think he's smart, and middle of the road.
Otherwise, if Ron Paul could have reined in the cooky a little.
But, i have to say, The best man won!
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Oviedo, Fl formerly from the Philly Burbs!
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Colin Powell would have been a great choice, i think he's smart, and middle of the road.
Otherwise, if Ron Paul could have reined in the cooky a little.
But, i have to say, The best man won!
Yes, the best of the slop that was served to us....I suppose....We need real QUALITY candidates for a change! I am sick and tired of the drivel that politicians spout as intelligence. It is sickening. I don't like Kool Aid , and therefore, I am thirsty!!
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