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« on: January 23, 2012, 05:57:48 pm »
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Now that Daniels's name is getting some mentions, I thought a thread/poll would do.  Yes, it is late in the game for a candidate to be getting in, but with such a weak field and a drawn-out calendar, it is certainly possible for him to win at the convention.
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 06:05:50 pm »
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He was my #2, and would be miles ahead of our current pack of incompetents. Why not?
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 06:06:32 pm »
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Is this thread designed to sexually excite Bill Kristol?
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 06:06:48 pm »
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No, no, and HELL NO!
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 06:08:26 pm »
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A good governor and would be a great candidate. I just don't think he'll jump in due to his personal baggage (or rather, his wife's).
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 06:13:12 pm »
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name one reason the jmfcsts would support Mr. Mitch "Let's-Surrender-The-Cultural-War" Daniels?!

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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 06:13:28 pm »
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A good governor and would be a great candidate. I just don't think he'll jump in due to his personal baggage (or rather, his wife's).

I personally don't get it. He remarried his wife, after he had made some wealth. Is the idea is that  he was had and thus is weak-willed or something?

name one reason the jmfcsts would support Mr. Mitch "Let's-Surrender-The-Cultural-War" Daniels?!

You can't fight a culture war if the economy sucks.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012, 06:17:46 pm »
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name one reason the jmfcsts would support Mr. Mitch "Let's-Surrender-The-Cultural-War" Daniels?!

They would support him in the general because he is a Republican.

Duh?
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2012, 06:21:33 pm »
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name one reason the jmfcsts would support Mr. Mitch "Let's-Surrender-The-Cultural-War" Daniels?!

You can't fight a culture war if the economy sucks.

since when is the absence of truth an ingredient to economic prosperity?  the mere fact that Daniels somehow doesn't think we can rebuild the economy while speaking truth proves he is not fit to lead.

When has any POTUS ever advocated openly lying to each other in order to improve the economy?!
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012, 06:23:16 pm »
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name one reason the jmfcsts would support Mr. Mitch "Let's-Surrender-The-Cultural-War" Daniels?!

You can't fight a culture war if the economy sucks.

since when is the absence of truth an ingredient to economic prosperity?  the mere fact that Daniels somehow doesn't think we can rebuild the economy while speaking truth proves he is not fit to lead.

When has any POTUS ever advocated openly lying to each other in order to improve the economy?!

How has he lied? He just called for putting social issues aside while dealing with the more pressing issue of the economy.
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2012, 06:23:46 pm »
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Yes, if Paul does not win.
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2012, 06:24:29 pm »
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name one reason the jmfcsts would support Mr. Mitch "Let's-Surrender-The-Cultural-War" Daniels?!



Because the jmfcsts are losing the cultural war and will lose it once the current baby boom generation completely phases out.
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2012, 06:26:29 pm »
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Yes, if Paul does not win.

So you want someone whose first, second, and third propensities is to surrender to the left?!?
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2012, 06:26:54 pm »
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name one reason the jmfcsts would support Mr. Mitch "Let's-Surrender-The-Cultural-War" Daniels?!

Because the jmfcsts are losing the cultural war and will lose it once the current baby boom generation completely phases out.

dude, the jmfcsts are FULLY aware that nothing is going to stop the world's morality from going to hell in a hand basket, but we simply refuse to stand by and keep quiet while it happens...because by speaking up, we will save some.
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2012, 06:26:54 pm »
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A good governor and would be a great candidate. I just don't think he'll jump in due to his personal baggage (or rather, his wife's).

I personally don't get it. He remarried his wife, after he had made some wealth. Is the idea is that  he was had and thus is weak-willed or something?

His wife left him, very quickly remarried, and then came back to him. The family is very private about this period. There'd likely be a lot of questions about it if he was to run.
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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2012, 06:28:18 pm »
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A good governor and would be a great candidate. I just don't think he'll jump in due to his personal baggage (or rather, his wife's).

I personally don't get it. He remarried his wife, after he had made some wealth. Is the idea is that  he was had and thus is weak-willed or something?

His wife left him, very quickly remarried, and then came back to him. The family is very private about this period. There'd likely be a lot of questions about it if he was to run.

I don't see the issue. And yet we're willing to give Gingrich a pass? Come on.
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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2012, 06:30:30 pm »
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A good governor and would be a great candidate. I just don't think he'll jump in due to his personal baggage (or rather, his wife's).

I personally don't get it. He remarried his wife, after he had made some wealth. Is the idea is that  he was had and thus is weak-willed or something?

His wife left him, very quickly remarried, and then came back to him. The family is very private about this period. There'd likely be a lot of questions about it if he was to run.

I don't see the issue. And yet we're willing to give Gingrich a pass? Come on.

I don't think it's a reason people won't vote for him. But he chose to stay out of the race despite having an excellent shot at the nomination the first time. I think his family's privacy might be a big reason.

Now that Huntsman's out, I'm definitely supporting him if he runs, though.
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« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2012, 06:32:58 pm »
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I was a big supporter then, and would become one again if he entered the race.
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« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2012, 06:40:35 pm »
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name one reason the jmfcsts would support Mr. Mitch "Let's-Surrender-The-Cultural-War" Daniels?!


Because it's over.
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« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2012, 06:52:34 pm »
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I can't wait until Mitch Daniels gives a predictably terrible response to the SOTU and this nonsense ends.
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« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2012, 07:19:46 pm »
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Yes, not because I think he's the Messiah of the Republican Party or anything (I actually think he'd crash and burn at this point... I tend to think the more Newt produces the red meat, the more securely the majority of the base is going to latch onto him and willingly overlook his various weaknesses), but because I'd gladly welcome any new development which would increase the overall absurdity of this primary season.
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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2012, 07:46:30 pm »
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lol.
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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2012, 07:49:43 pm »
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name one reason the jmfcsts would support Mr. Mitch "Let's-Surrender-The-Cultural-War" Daniels?!


cause he's hatcheting up labor unions.
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« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2012, 07:51:21 pm »
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in answer to the poll question I would support it insofar as I'd like to see it happen.
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« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2012, 08:03:00 pm »
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Daniels is not well known, does not bring the base (to put it lightly) or a national core of supporters, could have any number of skeletons in his closet, and would not necessarily be a good campaigner (certainly not very exciting- any draftee would have to deliver an Obama '04 (or Bryan '96)-esque convention speech, not just agree with you).

If the Republicans go that route, it'll have to be Huck or Christie.  Mayyyybe Ryan but he's pretty boring too.
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