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  1. Gainzo

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    Tonight on Fox there is a debate between 8 of the declared candidates for the GOP nomination and on the weekend is the the straw-poll.

    The moderators asked some surprisingly tough questions in the last debate in NH and I hope they do the same tonight.

    I'm sure it will be an Obama bash fest but I won't be surprised with some infighting as well.

    Interesting to see both Palin & Perry will be in Iowa this weekend.

    Thoughts on the debate? I may even watch some of it as tonight's preseason game is going to be like watching the JV play!
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    I will be streaming the game tonight and recording it on nfln tomorrow. I want to see the draftees and UDFA's to see who is creating roster spots and what some of the vanilla alignments look like.

    I wonder if we see a bit more of the 'roster locks' because of the shortened number of reps in pads this season?

    Heard Romney was in a shouting match at the State Fair also some speculation that Perry could endorse Palin or vice versa, IMO they will suck the air from the other candidates.
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    #37 Jersey

    I know this is off topic but, I find it really ridiculous that Iowa and New Hampshire have so much to say who is the presidential nominee. I think all the states primaries should be on the same day.
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    I'm ok with it it gives candidates without name recognition and less $$$ a chance to compete. If there were only 1 day for the primaries the parties and big money donors get to decide.
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    Praise Our Lord God And Holy Ghost, Oh Jesus.

    GOD WILLING

    God Bless Powerful Women

    (Michelle & Sarah)
    I Commmend The Feminist Movement They Have Done Their Job Well
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    #37 Jersey

    I think that still happens anyway.
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    Should be an entertaining race to the bottom.
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    It gives them something as they have no say in the Presidential election. Iowa has 7 electoral votes while NH has 4.

    I'm sure you know that once each party nominates someone for President all the focus is on the states with the most electoral votes.

    Win these States and you are President:

    California (55)
    Texas (34)
    New York (31)
    Florida (27)
    Illinois (21)
    Pennsylvania (21)
    Ohio (20)
    Michigan (17)
    New Jersey or Georgia or North Carolina (15)

    Winning 9 States is all it takes and that is sad.
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    Some interesting info no Bachman.. oh how they hate big government.

    And Mitt Romney today..

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    Mindful of the comments last time he ran, when he claimed that his sons were serving the country by working on his campaign... just another out of touch rich dude.
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    Bachmann supporters don't care that she lobbied Federal Agency's for $$. Romney? He is the biggest flip-flopper I have ever seen.

    I could fill 3 pages about Romney being for something and then against it.
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