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« Reply #175 on: March 07, 2012, 11:21:13 pm »

What bout giving Jeanne NSA?

Eh, I rather like where she is for now, as heir-apparent to the aging Ribicoff.

Anyway, to handicap some of those Democratic Senate pick-ups...

Arizona:

The retirement of Barry Goldwater pit the conservative Bob Stump against the even more conservative Evan Mecham. Mired in ethics problems and seen as a gadfly, Mecham is crushed by Stump, with the Socialist candidate gathering over 5% of the vote.

Oklahoma:

The moderate Wes Watkins defeats John Jarman.

Oregon:

Bob Packwood, unable to offset deficits in Eastern Oregon with Western Oregon, loses in his bid for a third-term to the hawkish Bob Duncan.

Pennsylvania:

John Murtha defeats Arlen Specter with solid margins in Western Pennsylvania.

Sorry if that was a bit brief, but I figured some explanation may have been in order. Smiley
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« Reply #176 on: March 10, 2012, 03:04:23 am »
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« Reply #177 on: March 10, 2012, 02:21:21 pm »
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« Reply #178 on: March 11, 2012, 09:25:36 pm »

Thickening the Herd: 1982

Thad and Hank each launched their campaigns a week after New Year’s. Unlike the last go-around, Thad was the underdog for the nomination, facing strong opposition from a popular businessman and bearer of a household name in lower Maine. Without the backing of the party establishment or his former friend, Thad was left to run a shoe-string campaign with just a dozen volunteers, over half of which from his native Eastport, far from his base of operations in Portland.

“Stevenson crushes O’Connor,” the headlines read. Polls showed Hank Stevenson with a support of forty percent in the primary, leading Rep. William Cohen (undeclared), Thad O’Connor, Rep. David F. Emery (undeclared), and Mayor Michael Crowley. It was no secret that Hank was the favorite of Davis Griffin, a Texas oil mogul and newly elected RNC Chairman, and thus heavily favored on all counts to win the nomination.

Shortly after, David F. Emery and William Cohen entered the race, further draining the anti-Stevenson oxygen. The entry of the two representatives would prevent Thad from polling above single-digits throughout all of February, and without a strong base of funding he resorted to newspaper ads to comb the backwaters of Maine for votes. With the coming of the March 8th debate, Thad grew nervous that Hank’s confident and authoritative diction would make him the 800-pound gorilla in the room.

Nothing could have been further from the truth, however. The bold and unwavering man that Thad had clashed with while working the assembly lines was gone, a husk of his old self. He had been replaced with a sickly man aged beyond his years, slowly stuttering and meandering in his answers. Conversely, Thad was acerbic and concise in his delivery, striking a decisive blow on the Iran issue (which had been simmering to a boil in the past week.)

Thad’s debate performance paid strong dividends. Two weeks later, a poll by the Portland Press Herald showed Thad at a strong third place (22 percent) within striking distance of Stevenson (29 percent) and Cohen (24 percent.) Following his surge he picked up the endorsements of Lawrence I. Coventry (Senate Minority Whip) and Representative Areus Hok’ee, both rising stars in the Republican Party. His biggest surprise, however, would come knocking at his door on April 1st: an agent of Davis Griffin.
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« Reply #179 on: March 11, 2012, 09:29:30 pm »
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I seem to remember Hank Gribble being the name of Thad's friend. Did I miss something?
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« Reply #180 on: March 11, 2012, 09:31:14 pm »

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I suppose it is a little known fact just how close Goldwater came to losing even with Reagan getting 60% Arizona. With drastically different headwinds ole' Barry was smart enough to hang up his hat.

I seem to remember Hank Gribble being the name of Thad's friend. Did I miss something?

Yes.

With the hysteria over SOPA back in (January I think?) I changed it (it was a King of the Hill reference) and deleted all the music links as well. Copyright sucks.
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« Reply #181 on: March 14, 2012, 07:43:43 pm »

TIME – President Jackson takes off the gloves
March 14th, 1982

The calm in Tehran was broken when explosions rang out through the night. Several B-52 planes wrought pandemonium on the nation’s capitol in response to the impasse that had been reached last week in negotiations between the United States and Iran. Amidst the chaos, the few remaining hostages were executed and several hundred Iranian citizens are estimated to have perished in the bombings. In response, Ayatollah Khomeini has declared martial law and war was quickly declared on the United States by Iran.

President Jackson addressed the nation following the attacks, citing precipitous hostage deaths due to lack of care and continuous stalemates at the negotiation tables. “America must protect her honor if we are to maintain a strong front against the Soviet threat,” Jackson would say to the nation. He cites the resolution initially passed with the intentions of pressuring Iran into submission for authorization.

Many pundits have coined the Iranian struggle as another geopolitical chess piece, likening it to the Vietnamese war. There is little doubt that the Soviet Union will respond to any ground invasion with similar force, either overtly or through proxy. With the ongoing invasion and occupation of Afghanistan already at hand, action would be much more logistically possible for the USSR than the United States, with the perilous Iran-Iraq border.

Congressional politicians by-and-large have been slow to react, either by virtue of reticence and caution or by sloth. The office of Speaker Tip O’Neill (D-MA) offered a statement of meek affirmation, merely stating “We will be sure to work with the President in this calamitous hour and see to it that executive power is kept in check.”

Most of the opposition to the recent aggression in Iran has actually come from the President’s own party. Majority Whip Jefferson Dent (D-AL) likened it to the Gulf of Tonkin, while Representative Mo Udall (D-AZ) introduced a motion to censure the President. Senator Scott Westman was especially critical, threatening to leave the caucus if “the separation of powers continue to be devalued.”

UN Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz sure had his work cut out for him.
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« Reply #182 on: March 15, 2012, 07:13:29 pm »
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I suppose it is a little known fact just how close Goldwater came to losing even with Reagan getting 60% Arizona. With drastically different headwinds ole' Barry was smart enough to hang up his hat.

Still, it makes me sad panda to see Barry go...at least I have Jesse Helms (?)
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« Reply #183 on: March 15, 2012, 07:22:35 pm »

A Deal with the Devil: 1982

“Surely this is an April fool’s prank,” said Thad when learning the purpose of the miscreant’s emissary. The man smirked and raised his hand, as if to stay the urge Thad had to banish him. “I assure you, there is nothing insincere of my coming. The Chairman would like to lend his support to your endeavor in this primary.”

Thad remained silent and bade him to continue. “Please, I have started out our exchange on bad footing by not introducing myself. I am Rolfe Woods, a long-time veteran of political campaigns.” He was a slender man, his height short and quite similar to Thad’s. His stature was not intimidating by any means, but Thad was wary of his intentions.

“Now, if I’m to understand things correctly, you’re currently the manager of your own campaign. Correct?” Thad merely nodded in reply. “And I’m also to understand that you’re quite short on cash, despite your recent success?” Thad nodded once more. “Well, I do think we can help each other out here Thad. My associate brings to the table two-dozen campaign workers prepared to fly in at a moment’s notice, along with my own expertise and a considerable amount of funding.”

Thad remained skeptical, asking “I’m no fool, and if you think so lowly if me then you have only insulted my intelligence and shamed your own powers of deduction. What are you asking for in return?” Rolfe merely grinned and placed his hands on Thad’s shoulders, as if to dispel his misgivings. “You don’t have to give us anything in return, Thad. One would hope that an honest and forthright fellow such as yourself would repay his friends’ generosity, with some reciprocity in future struggles, but you are not obliged to do anything. Right now we just ask that you please accept our gracious offer.”

Thad looked toward his floor with uncertainty, prompting Rolfe to ask, “Well, what do you say?” “I suppose money itself isn’t inherently dirty, but I suppose I will accept your help. Somehow I know I’ll regret this…”
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« Reply #184 on: March 15, 2012, 07:27:25 pm »

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I suppose it is a little known fact just how close Goldwater came to losing even with Reagan getting 60% Arizona. With drastically different headwinds ole' Barry was smart enough to hang up his hat.

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Nope. Helms was pretty HP anyway.

Right now the closest things you have to libertarian heroes in the Senate are Mark Hatfield, Lawrence Coventry, Scott Westman, Malcolm Wallop and maybe Paul Tsongas.
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« Reply #185 on: March 15, 2012, 09:34:44 pm »
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Whatever happened to Donald Rumsfeld? And did Crane win re-election to his Congressional seat?
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« Reply #186 on: March 15, 2012, 10:03:42 pm »

Whatever happened to Donald Rumsfeld? And did Crane win re-election to his Congressional seat?

Rumsfeld is currently a lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry, and Crane won reelection but was nearly a casualty in 1980.
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I suppose it is a little known fact just how close Goldwater came to losing even with Reagan getting 60% Arizona. With drastically different headwinds ole' Barry was smart enough to hang up his hat.

Still, it makes me sad panda to see Barry go...at least I have Jesse Helms (?)

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John Ingram (D), 56.8% - Jesse Helms (R), 43.2% (D Pick-up)

Nope. Helms was pretty HP anyway.

Right now the closest things you have to libertarian heroes in the Senate are Mark Hatfield, Lawrence Coventry, Scott Westman, Malcolm Wallop and maybe Paul Tsongas.

Dammit!  Hatfield?!  I just hope we get to post-new deal numbers in congress by the time the six year itch rolls around, and with the neocons' intellectual godfather in the White House I fear for the me in this alternate reality
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The retirement of Barry Goldwater

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I suppose it is a little known fact just how close Goldwater came to losing even with Reagan getting 60% Arizona. With drastically different headwinds ole' Barry was smart enough to hang up his hat.

Still, it makes me sad panda to see Barry go...at least I have Jesse Helms (?)

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John Ingram (D), 56.8% - Jesse Helms (R), 43.2% (D Pick-up)

Nope. Helms was pretty HP anyway.

Right now the closest things you have to libertarian heroes in the Senate are Mark Hatfield, Lawrence Coventry, Scott Westman, Malcolm Wallop and maybe Paul Tsongas.

Dammit!  Hatfield?!  I just hope we get to post-new deal numbers in congress by the time the six year itch rolls around, and with the neocons' intellectual godfather in the White House I fear for the me in this alternate reality

Don't worry, neocons gonna take good care of you... Wink And don't hate on Hatfield. After all, he'll be one of my tl's greatest Presidents.
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The retirement of Barry Goldwater

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Sad

I suppose it is a little known fact just how close Goldwater came to losing even with Reagan getting 60% Arizona. With drastically different headwinds ole' Barry was smart enough to hang up his hat.

Still, it makes me sad panda to see Barry go...at least I have Jesse Helms (?)

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John Ingram (D), 56.8% - Jesse Helms (R), 43.2% (D Pick-up)

Nope. Helms was pretty HP anyway.

Right now the closest things you have to libertarian heroes in the Senate are Mark Hatfield, Lawrence Coventry, Scott Westman, Malcolm Wallop and maybe Paul Tsongas.

Dammit!  Hatfield?!  I just hope we get to post-new deal numbers in congress by the time the six year itch rolls around, and with the neocons' intellectual godfather in the White House I fear for the me in this alternate reality

Don't worry, neocons gonna take good care of you... Wink And don't hate on Hatfield. After all, he'll be one of my tl's greatest Presidents.

I never got the impression that Hatfield was like a New Deal Republican.  If anything, he seemed to be a pretty anti-war Republican who opposed military spending.  Thus his mid 90's commentary about opposing cuts to social spending when cuts to military spending could easily be made.
Frankly, not that I love social welfare programs, but I kind of agree with him.

Not to mention, along with his anti-war views, the man was a believer in the consistent life ethic (a very rare thing for self-described "moderates" in the Republican Party).  This could actually explain a good deal of his opposition to some of the foreign entanglements that the US had in the 60's-present.
Needless to say, he's probably the only "moderate" Republican from that era you'll hear me speak highly of.

Also, I think I would be more excited about Hatfield being in the Senate than Helms. . . . . just saying.
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« Reply #190 on: March 22, 2012, 04:28:18 pm »

Ascension: 1982

Rolfe set out to work on Thad’s campaign right away. With the proper resources, his campaign had established six offices statewide, strategically placed throughout the far corners of Maine to mobilize his supporters from Eastern Maine, where he was still revered as a regional war hero. The momentum was surely there: he was neck-and-neck with Stevenson and Cohen.

Thad had not yet reached parity with the other two for fundraising. With the donation from Griffin and his own earnings, Thad had $54,000 to his name in campaign funds. Meanwhile, Hank had taken out a second mortgage on his house, amassing a fortune of $135,000. With $86,000 for Cohen and $116,000 for Crowley, Thad was punching much higher than his weight.

However, his success walked hand-in-hand with discomfort. Rolfe’s style of management was dictatorial: most campaign placards and flyer's had been designed without Thad’s consultation. When confronted, Rolfe would respond with a sneer, as if he were threatening to derail Thad’s campaign entirely. A vote for Thad was a vote for Rolfe, essentially.

Despite Thad’s apprehension, Rolfe’s management was evidently paying off. He was considered a slight favorite for the Republican nomination, and by mid-April had earned the enmity of Cohen and Hank. Both men were circulating flyer's slanderous of Thad, raising the bachelor question, and radio ads buzzed every few hours questioning his electability. They had evidently grown quite concerned that O'Connor's upstart campaign would topple them both.

The debate on May 18th would be Thad’s final chance to vanquish his opponents.
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« Reply #191 on: March 24, 2012, 06:08:17 pm »

(I decided to break with my usual format just to make this easier on the eyes)

Impasse: 1982

Moderator: Thank you all for joining us this evening in Auburn, Maine. This will be the last debate before the primary in June. As many of you have met the candidates before, I ask them to spare us their introductions, and we’ll be moving right to the issues of the day. Where do you each stand on the issue concerning Iran?
Thad: We are paying for the mistake we made decades ago when we installed the Shah, and have followed up on that by further aggravating Iran and fostering ill will. This is but a symptom of the disease: we cannot continue to intrude the affairs of countries that have not harmed us. I would ask the President not to hazard our men in such a treacherous land: we have already made that mistake and are now paying the piper.
Crowley: I think the individual from Portland is a little off base to suggest that the blood of hostages is on our hands. We cannot undo what happened in 1953, we can only cope with the circumstances of today.
Stevenson: I see Iran as a staging ground for the conflicts yet to come. We have been at stalemate in the Cold War for twenty years, and it is time that we put it to bed in Iran. We all know the Russians will be sending munitions; I say let them. And frankly, with our boys gearing up to go overseas, I find Thad’s remarks unpatriotic and dangerous.
Thad: I’d advise the two gentlemen who just spoke to quit while they’re ahead, and I assume ignorance on their part in regards to their last remarks. As the only veteran on this stage, I cannot hide how offensive and irresponsible I find their comments. The idea that we should cover our ears, close our eyes and shut our mouths while our boys needlessly die overseas is simply wrong.
Moderator: Moving on to a less contentious issue, how would each of you have voted on the nomination of Warren Magnuson to the Supreme Court?
Crowley: I would have voted no.
Emery: Aye.
Cohen: I would have voted to confirm.
Stevenson: I would have voted no.
Thad: Magnuson has been in the Senate for decades, and is more than qualified.
Moderator: Would each of you have voted for the President’s Fortify America Act?
Thad: I can say with confidence that I would have emphatically opposed the Fortify America Act. This bill was a sham that disguises kickbacks to Boeing and Lockheed as “deregulation” and stimulative spending.
Stevenson: I personally think that the Fortify America Act is the shot in the arm that we need. I’m a fastidious conservative, but even I admire putting people back to work and keeping up with the Joneses.
I’ve known Thad for a while, and he’s letting his bias against Democrats blind him.
Emery: It’s easy for us all to play Monday morning quarterback, but the Fortify America Act was definitely bold and innovative thinking. I think I’d have voted for it.
Moderator: Finally, what makes all of you qualified to be the next Senator from Maine?
Crowley: As Mayor of Kennebunkport, I’ve seen first hand how tough these past few years have been, and I am a tireless worker helping our people weather the storm.
Stevenson: I’ve been a successful businessman and am the treasurer of the Maine Republican Party. I think I have its best interests at heart, as well as the best interests of Maine.
Cohen: I can boast that I have been a Congressman for several years, and am ready for the Senate.
Thad: Unlike the others, I can’t say I have any political offices under my belt. I can claim, however, that I am the only one here who has run statewide before, and has experience being the underdog. Similarly, I’ve been the underdog in my personal life: born to a poor fisherman, I worked hard at a brewery and made something of myself. I don’t think anyone else here can boast that sort of experience.
Crowley: I’d like to call-out what I see as a little bit of revisionism. From what I hear, you were a sub-standard employee and it was only through the good grace of Mr. Stevenson that you were able to advance. The facts seem to belie your romanticized past.
Thad: I would ask that the gentleman from Kennebunkport not impugn my work ethic, nor attack me personally, as it is quite base and distractive from the issues at hand.
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« Reply #192 on: March 27, 2012, 05:59:02 pm »

Rout:1982

Thad O’Connor watched the television with bated breath. It was turned on to CBS, and their coverage of the June primaries. “I think you’ll win this thing,” said Rolfe, to his right. Thad’s heart pounded and he let out a sigh, as if to subside it. “Crowley obviously had Hank’s interests at heart, the wretch,” Thad responded.

The anchor pinched a headphone in his ear; his eyes raised as if he’d heard big news. “I’m just getting news that we can make a projection in the Maine Senatorial primary… Hank Stevenson will be the Republican nominee for Senator.” Thad let out another sigh, this time of disappointment. He looked toward the floor with downcast eyes, mumbling, “I suppose we did all right, considering what beset us.”

Rolfe was uncharacteristically furious. “That junked up f**king bumpkin, how dare he! This is unacceptable!” Thad O’Connor rose from his seat to try and console Rolfe. After a few minutes his rage subsided and he regained his composure. “Worry not, Thad,” he would say through an eerie smile. “Let’s just say this election has gone into overtime, and I’m going to run interference.” “What unexhausted option do we have?” Thad asked, but Rolfe ignored him and walked out the door.

MAINE REPUBLICAN SENATE PRIMARY RESULTS



Hank Stevenson of Portland – 30.17%
Thad O’Connor of Eastport – 28.45%
William Cohen of Bangor – 20.62%
David F. Emery of Rockland – 14.15%
Michael Crowley of Kennebunkport – 6.61%
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« Reply #193 on: March 29, 2012, 08:14:53 pm »

The man behind the mirror: 1982

“Tragedy struck earlier today when a blue sedan careened off the Million Dollar Bridge in Portland, Maine. The driver was Hank Stevenson, a local brewery owner and Republican candidate for Senate. Police are currently deeming the cause of death as an accident.”

Thad looked on with horror as the TV screen blared over his face. Despite their falling out, a sense of foreboding pervaded his chest. He thought only of the seventies, their trip to the RNC, and of all the help that Hank had given him at the brewery. Learning of his passing, the two had never been closer, in Thad’s mind.

“All according to plan,” a voice cryptically murmured from the doorway. Thad looked over his shoulder to see Rolfe had invited himself into Thad’s house. “To what do your inauspicious words portend, Rolfe? It is my hope that you merely misspoke,” he responded. “Inauspicious? The furthest thing from it!” Rolfe exclaimed. “We are witnessing your nomination to the Senate!” he clapped his hands together with glee.

Thad arose from his seat, turning his body toward Rolfe. “Do not trivialize this death! Though he wronged me at the end, I have not felt such pain since Max passed.” Thad fumed, clutching his heart as if to symbolize the break. Rolfe was unmoved by Thad’s display of humanity. “The media tends to be a lagging indicator. There is more to the story.

As you know, Mr. Stevenson was the initial pick of my associate, Mr. Griffin. Hank had met Mr. Griffin at the Republican National Convention, and the two hit it off quite well over a few lines. Hank wound find their partnership to be both lucrative and indulgent, so he carried this on for his Senate bid. Hank would be a national figure, furthering the conservative ideals and supporting Mr Griffin, keeping the earmarks and loopholes coming, and in exchange get our continued support: more cocaine, and more campaign donations.

Hank was burning the candle at both ends, however. He started to distrust and alienate all around him, even Mr. Griffin. With his continued use, he began to neglect his job and falter on the campaign trail. He needed to be rubbed out. And that’s where you came in,” he ended with an almost salacious grin. Thad moved as if to strike Rolfe, but he held up a hand to stop him.

“Unfortunately, your and mine efforts proved fruitless, and Hank won among a split field. So I had to leverage my last ace in the hole against him: the authorities. With a criminal conviction, he’d have lost his business, his political prospects, everything. I was kind enough to warn Hank of his impending arrest, and he took the easy way out. That brings us here.” Rolfe let out a large, satisfied sigh, complacent with his monologue.

“And yet you bask in sanguinity! You reprobate! I will thwart your machinations, if it’s the last I do!” Thad roared. “Bite the hand that feeds, and you will end up like your friend,” Rolfe sternly warned. In mid-sentence, Thad hurled a vase and it impacted Rolfe’s face; the shattering of porcelain and crunch of cartilage punctuating his sentence, a cry of shock as the quotation mark.

Thad used the element of surprise to his advantage, pinning Rolfe to the ground and communicating his antipathy through eight bare knuckles. After three minutes of using Rolfe’s face as a receptacle for his frustration he relented, rising up and banishing the man. “Run with your tail betwixt your legs! I don’t fear your man!” he exclaimed.
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« Reply #194 on: March 29, 2012, 08:37:50 pm »
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Whoa. Will Thad ever win a race? (unless of course, this actually does result in his nomination for Senate)
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« Reply #195 on: March 29, 2012, 08:43:40 pm »

Whoa. Will Thad ever win a race? (unless of course, this actually does result in his nomination for Senate)

You may be on to something Smiley

Thad would have won the primary, but sustained too much damage from the Crowley-Stevenson tag-team in the last debate.

Hopefully I'm not jumping the shark here.
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« Reply #196 on: March 30, 2012, 12:31:26 am »
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This is very John Warner '78, except it was a car, not a plane.
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« Reply #197 on: March 30, 2012, 01:15:54 am »
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Sorry if this doesn't have anything to do with this great thread but I was wondering where could I find the thread talking about the Conservative Coalition running a Presidential candidate in both the Republican and Democratic primaries? I don't remember what year it was supposed to be though. Sad
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« Reply #198 on: March 30, 2012, 05:40:32 am »
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Sorry if this doesn't have anything to do with this great thread but I was wondering where could I find the thread talking about the Conservative Coalition running a Presidential candidate in both the Republican and Democratic primaries? I don't remember what year it was supposed to be though. Sad

I mightve once made a thread about that.
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« Reply #199 on: March 30, 2012, 08:29:50 am »

This is very John Warner '78, except it was a car, not a plane.

And it was a suicide this time.
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