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Repulicans - They Don't Know About the "WOW" Factor.

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    I found this read amusing ... writer hits a few good points about the republicans and how they seem to settle on a candidate ... settle is not a great thing.

    For Republicans, Mitt is a marriage of convenience | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner
    Author hits on many good points but he forgets one point. There are more than a few decent republicans out there - they seem to not want the job - I think they are making the right choice on that until the GOP gets a real leader to lead their party. How many people even know who Reince Priebus is?
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    There is a war going on between the pub establishment and the Tea Party. Romney won't be the nominee. The Tea Party hates him both for policy and for the way his operatives working for McCain trashed Palin.....


    The Cain smear is coming either from the Romney or Perry camp/ I am guessing Perry at this point.
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    LOL.... This president is so beatable due to the times that are a' contractin', and yet the cons simply can't produce a viable candidate who has a chance.

    Pathetic, and goes a long way towards confirming that conservative "politics" is just not viable to modern society that no longer has "plenty."
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    The basic question is who do they have who would, "wow" people...

    There is not a lot of politicians with this characteristic on either side of the aisle..

    Huntsman has been hinted at, but he is viewed as a RINO... and now there is a suggestion that he cannot speak mandarin..
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    ...Ron Paul is the answer...
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    I said, "WOW!!" when I watched the video of Rick Perry in New Hampshire....I said, "WOW!!" when Herman Cain changed his story for the third time in 24 hours yesterday. I said, "WOW!!" when Michelle Bachmann declared that it wouldn't take a constitutional amendment to deny citizenship to babies born on US soil - that it could be done "legislatively."

    Does that count?
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    So who do you think will be? Herman Cain? Rick Perry? Michelle Bachmann?

    How is it a "smear" if it's true?
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    The issue with the GOP and to a certain extent the Democratic party as well (but Ill stick to pointing this out for only the GOP as it is the topic at hand) is that what currently represents the "GOP" is in many cases the ultra right side of the spectrum. The big names nowadays are more focused on the religious right, the Neocons and their need to push their brand of American around the world.

    I am open to some views typically associated with "GOP/Conservatives"; mostly fiscal policies. But the squeaky wheels which run the GOP currently don't have those views. I like many of Ron Paul's principles, but I wouldn't say he is a Republican in the modern sense of the word. Republicans have seemingly become cut taxes and spend like crazy, spread America around the world through war, bailout failed businesses and talk about small gov, yet get involved with a woman's right to choose and denying rights to gay couples because the Bible says so.

    Having said all that, it really is impossible to get a leader with a wow factor because at the end of the day, they have to placate to the religious base, which turns many "independents" off.

    Just my humble opinion.
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    Agree completely, they started with the ultra religious pledge in Iowa.. and it continues. Not sure why the continue to pander to a small faction of the Republican Part, even they are the most vocal..

    The reality is that most folks are more towards the middle, than towards the extreme.. what is happening in Mississippi and other states is concerning and nothing more than an adaption of theocratic views...
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    The "wow" factor is nice, but actual performance is much more important. Just look at where the last "wow" factor guy has brought us.
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    :nono:..........:nooo:..........:nono:
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    :yeahthat:..........:agree:..........:yeahthat:
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    That faction of the GOP needs to realize the separation that is supposed to exist between church and state ... i don't think they ever will acknowledge it and as long as they have some power the GOP will be fragmented. I am not anti-religion but I certainly am not pro religion in my government. I think even God were he to exist would realize that and not be upset. Were it not for stable government there would be more violence and killing - we see this every day in uncivilized countries with unstable governments.

    Kind of odd really I grew up believing that was what the democrat party was - it's reversed now. Not to say the democrats are solid but they are separated by issues not related to religion at least.
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    Domininism... scary thought.

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