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« on: April 03, 2010, 05:30:23 am »
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Similar to my last topic about "Read my lips, no new taxes" which was Bush's tide changing quote in 1988 to help him win, but also was the beginning of his undoing, this time I'd like for you to think of one quote that the Republican Nominee in 2012 will say at the convention that might change the tide and help him or her defeat Obama?

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010, 06:18:18 am »
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Save America. Vote American.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010, 11:32:56 am »
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One thing I learned from Hot Tub Time Machine is that the world moves faster than it did in the 80s!  I think the tide turner and regret for it will both happen within the same season this time.  The Republican winner will be cornered into making some strong statement in the Rightward-moving scrum of the primary  that Obama successfully uses to hurt him or her in the general.

(And if Huckabee runs we'll see another throwback to the 88 campaign.)
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2010, 11:36:24 am »
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2010, 12:26:22 pm »
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... is one stock phrase going to defeat a President who has peace and a robust economy to fall back upon?

The phrase must:

1. Be a pleasing platitude (as in , "Read my lips -- no new taxes!" (George H.W. Bush(, "A car in every garage and a chicken in every pot!) H. Hoover, or "Yes, we can! (you-know who).

2. Be ambiguous so that people read into it whatever they want to read into it.  It must be mystical yet concrete. See above.

3. Be memorable for the right reasons. Goldwater's "Extremism" quip was an immediate disaster.

4. Attract contempt from so-called "elitists" while tugging at the heartstrings of the unsophisticated. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2010, 12:29:21 pm »
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2010, 12:49:53 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2010, 02:18:09 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2010, 02:45:25 pm »
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2010, 03:29:48 pm »
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something along the lines of
 
Its time to end the bureaucracy, its time to cut the spending, its time to stop the Chicago Politics. 
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2010, 03:38:43 pm »
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"Lesbian make out party at my place after the speech!"
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2010, 05:30:13 pm »
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Its time to end the bureaucracy, its time to cut the spending

So they will lie?
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2010, 12:22:57 am »
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Its time to end the bureaucracy, its time to cut the spending

So they will lie?

Of course. Many Preisdents have lied in the past.
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2010, 12:31:35 am »
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Its time to end the bureaucracy, its time to cut the spending

So they will lie?

Of course. Many ALL Preisdents have lied in the past.

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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2010, 12:34:39 am »
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Its time to end the bureaucracy, its time to cut the spending

So they will lie?

Of course. Many ALL Preisdents have lied in the past.

Smiley

George Washington and James K. Polk have never lied.
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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2010, 03:53:54 pm »
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Its time to end the bureaucracy, its time to cut the spending

So they will lie?

Of course. Many ALL Preisdents have lied in the past.

Smiley

George Washington and James K. Polk have never lied.

I can't tell if you're serious.
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2010, 06:06:37 pm »
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Its time to end the bureaucracy, its time to cut the spending

So they will lie?

Of course. Many ALL Preisdents have lied in the past.

Smiley

George Washington and James K. Polk have never lied.

This is an amazing post.

The face of honesty, people:

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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2010, 06:08:51 pm »
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ROFL

Its time to end the bureaucracy, its time to cut the spending

So they will lie?

Of course. Many ALL Preisdents have lied in the past.

Smiley

George Washington and James K. Polk have never lied.

I can't tell if you're serious.

Nor can I.
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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2010, 11:23:01 am »
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maybe Rick Santorum's quotes about gays from 2003.
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