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Old 12-26-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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Doesn't really matter at this point, it just sells copy. Short of us finding the final Republican candidate having killed someone, raped someone, or is currently banging some intern, the Republican wins.

And even if they are found guilty of any of the above prior to the general election, they still stand a good chance. Personally, I don't care who gets the nod at this point. As soon as it is announced I am going to let all my Democrat friends know who I am voting for. Just to get the rise out of them if nothing else. Should be a hoot.

The more zanny the better. I'm think that polished guy, Romney, should mke them nervous. From black to a mormon. Hilarious. Better yet, that whack job Bachman...the lawyer who doesn't blink. Must be the botox. No matter, the Republican wins and I am going to simply roast Democrats for a year straight!

Won't you join me?
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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I would happily join you if I thought any of these people could beat Obama.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:55 PM
 
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Obama has been polling worse against a "generic" republican and even or leading the specific republicans in the race. I think Romney will eventually come away with the nom but I see significant problems with his prior positions conflicting with his current positions on several issues. I will probably vote for the President over any of the possible nominees.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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I heard on the news tonight that Virginia has the most difficult procedure of any state. We're number ONE! We're number ONE!
Well, some state has to have the most difficult process, right? I have no problem with Virginia being #1, nor do I have any problem with Virginia changing the process - after this election cycle - to make things easier for candidates and their campaign staffs.

However, if the current GOP-dominated state government simultaneously makes it easier for candidates to get on ballots and makes it more difficult for people to vote, that's something I would find deeply disappointing ... but not especially surprising.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:22 AM
 
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I don't understand the objection to the process that currently exists - it appears to me to be a rather good way of culling out the herd of candidates before-the-fact. If "Uncle Joe" wants to enter a primary, let him show beforehand that he can muster enough support to actually get past the primary.

I have no problem with it.

And, as we've seen, it actually does cull out the Media Stars who might not actually have anything otherwise going for them.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:48 AM
 
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Personally, I feel that the sheer number of candidates trying to get the nomination is indicative of a problem in the party and a good reflection of deeper problems in our current two party system. Aside from that, I appreciate that VA makes it difficult for candidates to get on the ballot. This ensures that the best organized and most serious candidates get on the ballot. If only two people got on the ballot then they were the ones taking VA seriously and deserve our Republicans support for getting the nomination.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Taxmanistan
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I think the main reason the other GOP candidates didn't make it onto the VA ballot is that to prevent election fraud, VA requires each petition signer to show a valid driver's license, along with a birth certificate, current dental records, and a small vial of blood. From a leprechaun.

I don't understand what "certifying" the signatures means. Do the candidates just sign something stating that the signatures are all valid? And so only Romney and Paul got that done? Hard to believe the others would have failed to do something so easy yet so crucial. Seems like there has to be more to it.

I do agree that the entire presidential electoral process is in dire need of reform. Why we still have primaries and an Electoral College is beyond me. I'd be for electing the president via a single, all-party, national election, based solely on the popular vote. And then having a runoff (since there would surely not be any one candidate winning the majority in such an election).
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: the hometown of the 21st century
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What do Dennis Kucinich, Al Sharpton, and Lyndon LaRouche have in common?

They could all get on a Virginia Presidential primary ballot. I understand Bachmann, Huntsman, and Santorum didn't even try, which indicates the seriousness of their campaigns, IMO.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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Gingrich should drop out and endorse ron paul
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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It better not be a Romney/Paul ticket because if it is I would be tempted to murder someone after they got elected.
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