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Old 03-10-2011, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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I only know two people who voted for him, both straight ticket Republican voters.

I was fooling around with electoral maps looking at results for various elections and I noticed that the counties in Texas that lean Democratic can't match the Republican turnout. Look at the votes cast in Republican stronghold Collin County vs Democratic stronghold Hidalgo County in South Texas. The two counties have similar populations (Collin County has 782,341 people, whereas Hidalgo County has 774,769), yet Collin County had 159,492 votes cast. 100,063 of them went to Rick Perry and 51,664 to Bill White. (Rest went for minor parties) Hidalgo County had 72,669 votes cast. 48,807 for White and 23,196 for Perry. If the Democrats want to increase their influence in the state, they need to increase turnout in their stronghold counties. Hidalgo County is 88% Hispanic / Latino, so maybe a Hispanic candidate will energize the base there.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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I voted for Perry. I don't especially like him but the alternative was worse.

Do you guys/gals to the left of the aisle text each other each time a Rick Perry thread appears?

It just kills me that you-all go bonkers over Perry's gamesmanship but I bet you were all-in when Ann Richards, about a day after Texans voted down one Robin Hood plan, almost unilaterally instituted another.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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I voted for Perry. I don't especially like him but the alternative was worse.

Do you guys/gals to the left of the aisle text each other each time a Rick Perry thread appears?

It just kills me that you-all go bonkers over Perry's gamesmanship but I bet you were all-in when Ann Richards, about a day after Texans voted down one Robin Hood plan, almost unilaterally instituted another.
I'm actually pretty moderate, maybe with a slight tilt to the left.

But in Texas, moderates are considered "far left liberals."
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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I'm actually pretty moderate, maybe with a slight tilt to the left.

But in Texas, moderates are considered "far left liberals."
What bothers a lot of political conservatives is many who claim to be moderates or centrists are stealth-liberals.

By-the-way, I am not implying the above applies to you.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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I voted for Perry. I don't especially like him but the alternative was worse.
agree.
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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What bothers a lot of political conservatives is many who claim to be moderates or centrists are stealth-liberals.

By-the-way, I am not implying the above applies to you.
I suppose it's all perspective. I'm sure there are liberals who feel the inverse about those in the center.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:01 AM
 
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I suppose it's all perspective. I'm sure there are liberals who feel the inverse about those in the center.
There are. Where I fall on the political spectrum depends on where I am and who I'm talking to. Friends on the left see me as more conservative. My one friend who is far, far right sees me as a total bed-wetter.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:29 AM
 
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There are. Where I fall on the political spectrum depends on where I am and who I'm talking to. Friends on the left see me as more conservative. My one friend who is far, far right sees me as a total bed-wetter.
Well said.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:20 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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There are. Where I fall on the political spectrum depends on where I am and who I'm talking to. Friends on the left see me as more conservative. My one friend who is far, far right sees me as a total bed-wetter.

I'm not a straight party kinda person. I'm for the best person for the job regardless of their party affiliation, sex, race, religion, etc.

Seems lately it's been tough to figure out which one is the best as they all seem to stink. Politicians in general now are all after one thing....... what is best FOR THEM!
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:24 AM
 
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Don't blame me. I voted for Kinky Friedman.
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