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Old 01-10-2016, 07:48 PM
 
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Which GOP camp has it going good in your neighborhood? . eg. From who do you get calls, what neighbors are weighing in , lawn signs, bumper stickers?
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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I've gotten most live calls from Cruz and Paul campaigns trying to get me to commit to their candidate/maybe volunteer. Both campaigns are very, very well organized in my area. Got first call from Rubio's (that one was looking for $$).
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:08 PM
 
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I like the analogy that Steve Deace made about the race and upcoming Iowas Caucus:

“For this Caucus in 6 days, this is what Conservatives need to be thinking about. Which revolution to they want to fight? Trump’s French Revolution which is crude, which is power to the people, power to the mob, which is unpredictable and you don’t know how it is going to end? Or do they want to fight the American Revolution, which is liberty by the rule of law, that our rights come from God? These are the sorts of things that Ted Cruz stands for. And that is what I would encourage the conservatives in Iowa to be thinking about these last six days. “ – Steve Deace
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Who can beat Hillary or Bernie? That's what I'm thinking.

My neighborhood is about 1/2 Trump supporters; 1/4 Cruz supporters; and 1/4 misc: with Sanders probably leading. They were supporting Clinton earlier this year but I don't know of anyone who still is. There are no yard signs for her here, at all.
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Old 01-26-2016, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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I like the analogy that Steve Deace made about the race and upcoming Iowas Caucus:

“For this Caucus in 6 days, this is what Conservatives need to be thinking about. Which revolution to they want to fight? Trump’s French Revolution which is crude, which is power to the people, power to the mob, which is unpredictable and you don’t know how it is going to end? Or do they want to fight the American Revolution, which is liberty by the rule of law, that our rights come from God? These are the sorts of things that Ted Cruz stands for. And that is what I would encourage the conservatives in Iowa to be thinking about these last six days. “ – Steve Deace
Frankly neither of Mr. Deace's 2 offerings appeal to me. Not Trump's crudity & alarming level of rabble-rousing nor Cruz's frightening & theocratic tendencies based on his own perceived righteousness. Never.
But, I'm no longer a Republican & certainly not a social conservative. But I do remember when I fit both of those labels... long ago when the Republican Party actually kept out of people's personal lives & didn't invoke God as if it had the only direct line to Him or held the monopoly on knowing who was a real christian. And I remember a time when it did not have politicians and media sorts who basically wet the bed anytime anything bad happened anywhere in the world.
This may be taken as speaking harshly but today's Republican Party & the conservative movement are are not what I remember them to have been years ago. Sadly the likes of decent men like Dwight Eisenhower or Gerald Ford wouldn't have a place much less a chance in the party of today.
I can't imagine either of them ever lowering themselves to stoke fear in people. A people who are constantly scared & provoked into near-hysteria or constant agitation & anger run the risk of reaching out for fascism so as to seemingly keep themselves safe. Witness the example abroad of Putin's Russia of today as well as the 2 Trump videos below. Then listen to & note the words of the contrasting message in the 3rd video.
When I arrive back home in Iowa next weekend for a visit, I look forward to taking in the caucus event as an observer while fondly recalling my own participation as a registered voter in my first caucus event of many years ago.

Donald Trump: 'I could shoot somebody and I wouldn

Donald Trump said he'd kill terrorists' families at a rally. His crowd went wild. - Vox


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EuAZsz_z_U
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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None of them seem very organized in my specific area. I can only think of one sign in town, for Ben Carson. And it's on a vacant lot, so I'm not even sure who it is supporting him.

I dropped my car off at the shop yesterday and the owner asked if I'd heard about one of the major Republican candidates being in town last night. All he knew was that his wife had heard a rumor about it at the bank. Turns out it was Ted Cruz, which I only know because of a picture a friend posted on Facebook this morning. So that one wasn't very well publicized, but they may have intentionally kept it quiet due to the small venue where he was appearing. His event was in a sort of banquet hall in a building that used to be the grocery store; I have to wonder if he told people at his previous stop that he was "going to the store".
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Old 01-27-2016, 11:50 AM
 
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Who can beat Hillary or Bernie? That's what I'm thinking.

My neighborhood is about 1/2 Trump supporters; 1/4 Cruz supporters; and 1/4 misc: with Sanders probably leading. They were supporting Clinton earlier this year but I don't know of anyone who still is. There are no yard signs for her here, at all.
If you look at it another way, I bet your neighborhood is 90% vote for whoever their party nominee is. And that's the problem with our country...
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:22 PM
 
Location: IN
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If you look at it another way, I bet your neighborhood is 90% vote for whoever their party nominee is. And that's the problem with our country...
Good people are not usually drawn to be politicians much of the time, that is the problem.
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I am voting for Mr Trump its time to take our nation back.
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:28 PM
 
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I am voting for Mr Trump its time to take our nation back.
Explain.
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