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Question: Has this Republican primary season been entertaining, embarrassing, or both?
Entertaining (D)   -6 (10.3%)
Embarrassing (D)   -1 (1.7%)
Both (D)   -24 (41.4%)
Entertaining (R)   -0 (0%)
Embarrassing (R)   -3 (5.2%)
Both (R)   -7 (12.1%)
Entertaining (I)   -2 (3.4%)
Embarrassing (I)   -2 (3.4%)
Both (I)   -13 (22.4%)
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« on: March 01, 2012, 11:53:34 am »
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I think there should be a book or movie made about this primary season.

Comedy or Tragedy? Maybe both?
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 11:55:08 am »
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Embarrassing (R)
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 12:23:02 pm »
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Embarrassing (R)

So switch.
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 12:26:52 pm »
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Entertaining only because it is embarrassing, so both (I)
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 12:43:51 pm »
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Both(D).
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 12:55:39 pm »
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Both. It's like a comedy that Trump, Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, and Santorum could all be considered viable nominees.

For that reason, it is also embarassing as a Republican.
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 01:08:24 pm »
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Embarrassing (human being)
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 03:26:00 pm »
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Entertaining, no more embarrassing than anything Republican normally.
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 03:30:53 pm »
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 03:37:22 pm »
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I think there should be a book or movie made about this primary season.

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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2012, 03:38:21 pm »
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2012, 03:39:21 pm »
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Both (I).

I think there should be a book or movie made about this primary season.
And omg yes that movie would sell out in a heartbeat.
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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2012, 11:09:35 pm »
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No worse than 2008 (D), possibly better.  Remember how bad that was and how it went on for ever and ever.  The result ended up being good.
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2012, 11:11:09 pm »
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Both (R)
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No worse than 2008 (D), possibly better.  Remember how bad that was and how it went on for ever and ever.  The result ended up being good.

Now your just being a partisan hack.

This isn't even comparable to 2008.
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No worse than 2008 (D), possibly better.  Remember how bad that was and how it went on for ever and ever.  The result ended up being good.

I'm sorry, but this is complete and utter rubbish.

Despite some bitterness, Obama and Clinton were pretty much line-ball on issues and what they were doing was hardly isolating to Independent voters... this GOP nomination race is doing nothing but airing all of this extreme right-wing policies... and unlike the Dem race when there was some very left-wing stuff floating around... the candidates didn't publicly embrace them.

In 2008 the race unarguably made Obama and Clinton better candidates (mind you it was too late for Clinton) - each week makes Romney look weaker and weaker and his campaign is not responding.

In order to appeal to this bats*** GOP base, they've pushed themselves so far to the right and scrambling back to the centre is going to be incredibly hard.
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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2012, 11:38:39 pm »
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No worse than 2008 (D), possibly better.  Remember how bad that was and how it went on for ever and ever.  The result ended up being good.

Now your just being a partisan hack.

This isn't even comparable to 2008.

Yes, 2008 wasn't over until June.  This is March

No worse than 2008 (D), possibly better.  Remember how bad that was and how it went on for ever and ever.  The result ended up being good.

I'm sorry, but this is complete and utter rubbish.

Despite some bitterness, Obama and Clinton were pretty much line-ball on issues and what they were doing was hardly isolating to Independent voters... this GOP nomination race is doing nothing but airing all of this extreme right-wing policies... and unlike the Dem race when there was some very left-wing stuff floating around... the candidates didn't publicly embrace them.

In 2008 the race unarguably made Obama and Clinton better candidates (mind you it was too late for Clinton) - each week makes Romney look weaker and weaker and his campaign is not responding.


Jemimah Wright?  Clinging to God and guns?  Punished for having a baby?  The three AM phone call?  Are you serious?

 
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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2012, 11:41:44 pm »
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No worse than 2008 (D), possibly better.  Remember how bad that was and how it went on for ever and ever.  The result ended up being good.

Now your just being a partisan hack.

This isn't even comparable to 2008.

Yes, 2008 wasn't over until June.  This is March

No worse than 2008 (D), possibly better.  Remember how bad that was and how it went on for ever and ever.  The result ended up being good.

I'm sorry, but this is complete and utter rubbish.

Despite some bitterness, Obama and Clinton were pretty much line-ball on issues and what they were doing was hardly isolating to Independent voters... this GOP nomination race is doing nothing but airing all of this extreme right-wing policies... and unlike the Dem race when there was some very left-wing stuff floating around... the candidates didn't publicly embrace them.

In 2008 the race unarguably made Obama and Clinton better candidates (mind you it was too late for Clinton) - each week makes Romney look weaker and weaker and his campaign is not responding.


Jemimah Wright?  Clinging to God and guns?  Punished for having a baby?  The three AM phone call?  Are you serious?

 

In comparison to the self-immolation of this GOP primary... I'm very serious.
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« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2012, 11:45:56 pm »
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No worse than 2008 (D), possibly better.  Remember how bad that was and how it went on for ever and ever.  The result ended up being good.

Now your just being a partisan hack.

This isn't even comparable to 2008.

Yes, 2008 wasn't over until June.  This is March

No worse than 2008 (D), possibly better.  Remember how bad that was and how it went on for ever and ever.  The result ended up being good.

I'm sorry, but this is complete and utter rubbish.

Despite some bitterness, Obama and Clinton were pretty much line-ball on issues and what they were doing was hardly isolating to Independent voters... this GOP nomination race is doing nothing but airing all of this extreme right-wing policies... and unlike the Dem race when there was some very left-wing stuff floating around... the candidates didn't publicly embrace them.

In 2008 the race unarguably made Obama and Clinton better candidates (mind you it was too late for Clinton) - each week makes Romney look weaker and weaker and his campaign is not responding.


Jemimah Wright?  Clinging to God and guns?  Punished for having a baby?  The three AM phone call?  Are you serious?

 

Yeah, the primary was nasty and mean. I think everyone knows that, but the 2008 primary was about two candidates whom the base actually liked duking it out for the nomination. 2012 GOP primary is about a weak frontrunner who can't close the deal.

The only thing they may have in common is length when it is all said in done.
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No worse than 2008 (D), possibly better.  Remember how bad that was and how it went on for ever and ever.  The result ended up being good.

Now your just being a partisan hack.

This isn't even comparable to 2008.

Yes, 2008 wasn't over until June.  This is March

No worse than 2008 (D), possibly better.  Remember how bad that was and how it went on for ever and ever.  The result ended up being good.

I'm sorry, but this is complete and utter rubbish.

Despite some bitterness, Obama and Clinton were pretty much line-ball on issues and what they were doing was hardly isolating to Independent voters... this GOP nomination race is doing nothing but airing all of this extreme right-wing policies... and unlike the Dem race when there was some very left-wing stuff floating around... the candidates didn't publicly embrace them.

In 2008 the race unarguably made Obama and Clinton better candidates (mind you it was too late for Clinton) - each week makes Romney look weaker and weaker and his campaign is not responding.


Jemimah Wright?  Clinging to God and guns?  Punished for having a baby?  The three AM phone call?  Are you serious?

 

In comparison to the self-immolation of this GOP primary... I'm very serious.

WOW, just WOW!


Most contested presidential primaries in the US look like this.  Generally, they are worse.

This isn't even to 1976 levels on R side.  
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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2012, 11:48:42 pm »
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I'm not talking about the viciousness... or anything like that.

But the positions they are being forced to take are going to have serious implications.
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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2012, 11:59:47 pm »
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Yeah, the primary was nasty and mean. I think everyone knows that, but the 2008 primary was about two candidates whom the base actually liked duking it out for the nomination. 2012 GOP primary is about a weak frontrunner who can't close the deal.

The only thing they may have in common is length when it is all said in done.

The only real difference is that this is a three person race.  Hilary was leading until Super Tuesday.  You had Bill Clinton and Ted Kennedy flexing their muscles.  2008 looked like a disaster at this point.  It didn't turn out that way.

The only good thing was the SC speech by Obama.

This is normal, so far.

Seriously, you guys need some historical perspective.  So far, this isn't even as bad as 1980, for both parties.
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« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2012, 12:03:07 am »
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I'm not talking about the viciousness... or anything like that.

But the positions they are being forced to take are going to have serious implications.

They are not being "forced."  These guys are like that.  Mittens hasn't really moved to the right.  "Moonbase Gingrich" was classic Newt.  Santorum actually thinks that JFK was wrong to separate church and state.
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« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2012, 12:59:43 am »
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Obama's negatives never went through the roof like Romney's. Even Clinton's unfavorable spike was modest compared to Romney.

The Dem primary was civil compared to this charade.
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« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2012, 08:27:35 am »
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Obama's negatives never went through the roof like Romney's. Even Clinton's unfavorable spike was modest compared to Romney.

The Dem primary was civil compared to this charade.

What are Romney's negatives.

Please, this isn't any worse than 2008.
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