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« Reply #225 on: April 12, 2015, 09:51:10 pm »

No worries--update will come later tonight.
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« Reply #226 on: April 13, 2015, 12:27:04 am »

WALKER DEAD; SHAKES UP ENTIRE RACE

The unexpected happened in the most tragic fashion this past week: While attending a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Republican candidate Scott Walker was shot three times in the chest by a lone assassin. Walker would die from his wounds the next hour. The assassin was identified as Martin O'Dalley, a self-described radical from Wisconsin who had a vitriolic hatred of Walker over his stance on unions. With Walker dead, the whole race has suddenly shifted to chaos, particularly over on the Republican side. Condolences from across the spectrum flooded in for Walker's family, and campaigning came to a momentary halt. But as the campaign winds up again, time will tell what effect Walker's death will have going forward.

Some other things to note from the week:

-Jeb Bush has been building up his campaign infrastructure in the early primary states. Will it ultimately pay off for him?
-Jerry Brown has been quickly rising in the polls. Will he eclipse John Kerry to be second place?
-Many candidates from both parties have not campaigned at all this past week. Are they truly committed to winning?



Headlines

CNN: With Walker's death, a revival of discussion on gun violence

ABC: Bill Clinton's Rand Paul Halloween costume raises eyebrows

NBC: ISIS grabs control of Baghdad in major victory




Polls

National (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 23%
John Kerry - 17%
Jerry Brown - 15%
Joe Manchin - 10%
William McRaven - 7%
Joaquín Castro - 6%
Bernie Sanders - 6%
Tammy Baldwin - 4%
Luis Gutiérrez - 1%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 10%

Iowa (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 19%
Jerry Brown - 14%
John Kerry - 11%
Joe Manchin - 11%
Bernie Sanders - 9%
Tammy Baldwin - 6%
Joaquín Castro - 6%
Luis Gutiérrez - 5%
William McRaven - 5%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 13%

New Hampshire (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 22%
John Kerry - 20%
Jerry Brown - 15%
Bernie Sanders - 10%
William McRaven - 8%
Joaquín Castro - 5%
Joe Manchin - 4%
Tammy Baldwin - 3%
Luis Gutiérrez - 1%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 11%

South Carolina (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 21%
Joe Manchin - 19%
Jerry Brown - 10%
John Kerry - 10%
Joaquín Castro - 8%
William McRaven - 6%
Bernie Sanders - 6%
Tammy Baldwin - 2%
Luis Gutiérrez - 1%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 16%

Florida (Democrats)
Hillary Clinton - 25%
John Kerry - 17%
Jerry Brown - 13%
Joe Manchin - 9%
Bernie Sanders - 6%
William McRaven - 5%
Joaquín Castro - 4%
Tammy Baldwin - 3%
Luis Gutiérrez - 1%
Sherrod Brown - 1%
Undecided - 16%

National (Republicans)
Rand Paul - 27%
Jeb Bush - 22%
Dan Quayle - 14%
Donald Trump - 12%
Susana Martinez - 5%
John Kasich - 4%
Undecided - 16%

Iowa (Republicans)
Rand Paul - 29%
Jeb Bush - 19%
Dan Quayle - 15%
Donald Trump - 12%
John Kasich - 4%
Susana Martinez - 3%
Undecided - 18%

New Hampshire (Republicans)
Rand Paul - 28%
Jeb Bush - 22%
Donald Trump - 17%
Dan Quayle - 12%
Susana Martinez - 7%
John Kasich - 2%
Undecided - 12%

South Carolina (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 29%
Rand Paul - 21%
Donald Trump - 14%
Dan Quayle - 13%
John Kasich - 2%
Susana Martinez - 2%
Undecided - 19%

Florida (Republicans)
Jeb Bush - 50%
Rand Paul - 16%
Donald Trump - 10%
Dan Quayle - 8%
Susana Martinez - 4%
John Kasich - 1%
Undecided - 11%



Endorsements

Hillary Clinton
Alison Lundergan Grimes
Scott Stringer
Michael Brennan
Bakari Sellers
Brad Hutto

Joaquin Castro
Bill Gluba
Joe Garcia
José Javier Rodríguez
Albio Sires
Bob Buckhorn

Joe Manchin
Iowa Farm Bureau
Fritz Hollings
Heidi Heitkamp
Joe Donnelly
John Breaux

Jeb Bush
Rick Perry
Council on Foreign Relations
National Review
American Legion

Rand Paul
Pat Buchanan
Tom Tancredo
Shenna Bellows
Paul LePage

Donald Trump
Martha McSally
Ron DeSantis
Rich Nugent



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« Reply #227 on: April 13, 2015, 12:33:29 am »

OOC: Any chance we could get some debate questions?
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« Reply #228 on: April 13, 2015, 12:34:44 am »

OOC: Any chance we could get some debate questions?

I'll set up a debate next round. For now, I'm really tired. Tongue
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« Reply #229 on: April 13, 2015, 01:04:53 am »

Hillary Clinton 2016-New Endorsements

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D-KY)

I know what you're all thinking.... Hillary's a liberal on the environment, go with Manchin. Here's the thing. The type of Democrat that wins here, like Manchin, isn't going to win in November. I want Hillary. because she can make it to November and win. Manchin won't.

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (D-NY)


Portland Mayor Michael Brennan (D-ME)


State Representative Bakari Sellers (D-SC)

I know there are some in our community who won't forgive for daring to run against President Obama in 2008. But in order for us to extend his legacy, the best thing to do is let bygones be bygones, and vote for her, in the primary, and next November. It wouldn't be right otherwise.

State Senator Brad Hutto (D-SC)

I'm itching to see us hold the White House, and despite her flaws, I believe Hillary is the best person to do it.
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« Reply #230 on: April 13, 2015, 05:36:40 pm »

MAJOR KASICH ANNOUNCEMENT



Friends, it's been a long road. Today marks the end of it. After the passing of my dear friend, Gov. Walker, the Campaign Trail is simply too dangerous. I have two beautiful daughters, Emma and Reese, and I would like to be there for them as they graduate high school, go to college, and to eventually give them away at their weddings. With my security feeling threatened, I will withdraw from the race for President. Even though my term as Governor will be over in 2018, I will stay active in politics, and work for the good of Ohio and America. As such, I am proud to endorse my very good friend, Governor Jeb Bush of Florida. Thank you.
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« Reply #231 on: April 13, 2015, 06:15:30 pm »

Statement from the Kerry Campaign

"It is with heavy hearts that Secretary Kerry has announced that he will no longer be pursuing the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Citing dangers on the campaign trail and threats against his life, Secretary Kerry has decided it is best for him, his wife, and his family to cease his campaign at this point. However, he is not retiring for politics. He plans to continue on in the Obama Administration and is looking into a bid for Massachusetts Governor in 2018. He thanks those who supported him, especially the Kennedy family."
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« Reply #232 on: April 13, 2015, 07:51:30 pm »

Castro Campaign Announcement
We are deeply saddened to hear of Secretary Kerry's departure from the campaign. We wish him luck, and hope, in his next ventures in politics.
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« Reply #233 on: April 13, 2015, 07:54:31 pm »

Wow, the game is hemorrhaging candidates since I left.
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« Reply #234 on: April 15, 2015, 01:44:08 pm »

Hillary Clinton 2016-Schedule for Hillary Clinton

November 5, 2015

Meet Voters, Mad Marv's Place, Fruitland, Iowa


Meet Voters in Nichols, Iowa

Speech at Conesville United Methodist Church, Conesville, Iowa

I've heard some awful rumors from my communications department about people on DailyKos and ThinkProgress comment sections celebrating Governor Walker's death. That's not what America is. These people, who cheered the "demise of the union buster", and put Martin O'Dalley on a pedestal, are among the sickening things I have ever seen anyone say. This behavior is a detriment to our party, and a detriment to our country. We change things we don't like from within, not with an assassins bullet, and those who celebrate it should be questioning why they are living in the land of the free.

November 6, 2015

Meet Voters at El Oasis Mexican, Wapello, Iowa

Meet Voters in Columbus City, Iowa

Tour Danville Museum, Danville, Iowa (With Bruce Braley, Mike Blouin and Michael Gronstal)


Tour Hope Haven Development Center, Burlington, Iowa (With Michael Gronstal and Martha Coakley)

Meat Voters at Hungry Bear, Burlington, Iowa (With Michael Gronstal, Martha Coakley and Wesley Clark)


November 7, 2015

Meet Voters in Houghton, Iowa

Attend Screening/Discussion of Schindler's List at Grand Theatre, Keokuk, Iowa (With Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Steven Spielberg, Helmut Kohl, Bronislaw Komorowski and Anatoliy Kinakh)


November 8, 2015

Speech at Greenwood Genetic Center, Greenwood, South Carolina (With Brad Hutto)

I'm I the only person who finds it strange that Republicans claim to be pro-life, and yet they oppose Stem-Cell research, which many scientists agree will save lives? The reality is, saving the yet-to be born, where anything can and does happen until that baby is out of the womb, is a misplaced priority compared to saving those that are already here.

Meet Voters, Prosperity South Carolina

Speech, Newberry Opera House, Newberry, South Carolina

You know, I met someone recently who told I should watch Othello, that I behave like Iago.(laughter) It's not hard to get jealous when your predecessor has achievements like killing off Osama Bin Laden, pulling us back from a financial abyss, and doing what Bill and I couldn't do twenty years ago, pass a Health Care reform package, all in first term. I'll be lucky if I accomplish anywhere near half that in my first term.

Meet Voters, Little Mountain, South Carolina

November 9, 2015

Meet Voters in Monetta, South Carolina (With Brad Hutto and Bakari Sellers)

Meet Voters, Number One Kitchen, Wagener, South Carolina

Meet Voters in Burnettown, South Carolina

Fundraiser, Marlboro Stadion, Aiken, South Carolina (Also fundraising for Michael Bennett, Patrick Murphy, and Maggie Hassan)

Even if I, Senator Manchin, or Congressman Castro wins in November, we can't do anything without a Democratic Senate, and/or a Democratic House. These three candidates can win next November, and I believe they project values that our party would be proud of.

Meet Voters, Perry, South Carolina

November 10, 2015

Meet Voters, Melissa Roberts Photography, Barnwell, South Carolina (With Bakari Sellers)

Racquetball Tournament fundraiser at Panama City Racquet Club ($2,500 per entrant, 32 entrant minimum- winner receives racquet and ball set, both signed by Hillary, Ronda Rajsich, and Ben Croft)

Meet Voters, Haughty Heron, Port St. Joe, Florida (With Gwen Graham)


November 11, 2015

Tour Carrabelle History Museum, Carrabelle (With Gwen Graham and Janet Reno)


Speech at Apalachicola Maritime Museum, Apalachicola, Florida

Our veterans, on the land, in the air, and at sea, have given so much for us, from the harsh winters at Valley Forge, to reuniting a nation split asunder over slavery, from stopping the Kaiser's army at Belleau Wood, to fighting down Nazis on Omaha Beach, from liberating Kuwait in a hundred hours, to taking down Bin Laden. There sacrifices of family, work and life will be remembered, but the reality is there is nothing we can do to commemorate them, and all they have faced without seeming stingy and ungrateful.

Meet Voters at George Griffin Pottery, Sopchoppy, Florida
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« Reply #235 on: April 15, 2015, 03:42:16 pm »

OOC: I have finally found that dastardly, no good criminal Martin O'Dalley!

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« Reply #236 on: April 15, 2015, 03:50:32 pm »

Withdrawing from the primary, Endorsing Joaquin Castro.
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« Reply #237 on: April 15, 2015, 03:52:09 pm »

Schedule soon.
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« Reply #238 on: April 15, 2015, 11:33:32 pm »

Castro Campaign Announcement -
I just got word of Governor Brown's withdrawing of his campaign. First of all, I'd like to congratulate him on his yet another step in his long line of public service, and his fourth term as Governor of California. He has consistently ran for honesty, integrity, and economic security, and practiced it. In this 2016 campaign, he showed all of these traits, while using poise in debates, a willingness to raise difficult questions, and a persistence in working to continually improve our government. Thank you Governor Brown. 
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« Reply #239 on: April 16, 2015, 06:41:55 pm »

November 5th, 2015:
-Rally in Portland, Maine with Shenna Bellows and Paul LePage.

"I have a staunchly conservative Republican and a staunchly liberal Democrat here with me today; they united behind me because I have a message that is loud, clear, and doesn't mince words: it's time to take our country back!"

November 6th, 2015:
-Open campaign office in Portland, Maine.
-Rally in Bar Harbor, Maine.
-Rally in Augusta, Maine.
-Rally in Lewistown, Maine.

November 7th, 2015:
-Rally with Pat Buchanan in Ames, Iowa.

"Rand Paul is the only consistent candidate for liberty in the race today. He stands for the values that we as Americans hold dear, and the only candidate willing to take bold stances on the issues!"

November 8th, 2015:
-Rally in Iowa City, Iowa.
-Rally in Sioux Falls, Iowa.
-Rally in Davenport, Iowa.
-Fundraiser in Des Moines, Iowa.

November 9th, 2015:
-Rally in Denver, Colorado with Tom Tancredo.

"I ran as a constitutionalist for Governor because I saw the fabric of America being torn apart. And today, I stand with the man who will sew that fabric back together. Rand Paul is America's candidate, not the special interests candidate, and we need him now more than ever!"

November 10th, 2015:
-Rally in Tampa, Florida.
-Rally in St. Petersburg, Florida.
-Fundraiser in Orlando, Florida.

November 11th, 2015:
-Opening campaign office in Vero Beach, Florida.
-Opening campaign office in Boca Raton, Florida.
-Opening campaign office in Miami, Florida.
-Fundraiser in Miami, Florida.
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« Reply #240 on: April 17, 2015, 12:52:09 am »

Dan Quayle Campaign Schedule:

Nov. 5th:
Town Hall in Fort Dodge, IA
Rally and Q&A in Ames, IA
Campaign Speech and Rally/Fundraiser in Des Moines, IA
Town Hall in Newton, IA

Nov. 6th:
Town Hall and Barnstorm in Marshalltown, IA
Meet & Greet in Cedar Falls, IA
Rally/Fundraiser and Campaign Speech in Waterloo, IA

Nov. 7th:
Rally and Town Hall in Dubuque, IA
Town Hall and Meet and Greet in Clinton, IA
Rally, Speech and Fundraiser in Davenport, IA

Nov. 8th:
Rally and Fundraiser in Davenport, IA
Town Hall in Clinton, IA
Barnstorming in DeWitt, IA
Meet and Greet in Eldridge, IA

Nov 9th:
Rally and Town Hall in Iowa City, IA
Meet and Greet in North Liberty, IA
Rally, fundraiser, and Campaign Speech in Cedar Rapids, IA

Nov. 10th:
Rally and Town Hall in Dubuque, IA
Rally and Fundraiser in Waterloo, IA
Town Hall and Meet and Greet in Fort Dodge, IA

Nov. 11th:
Rally and Town Hall in Ames, IA
Rally, Fundraiser, and Campaign Speech in Des Moines, IA
Rally and Town Hall in Council Bluffs, IA


Campaign Ads:
TV and radio ad to be run in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Florida and South Carolina:

When times of crisis arise, who do you want sitting in that chair? (show picture of oval office) Do you want someone who's never had any foreign policy experience? Or do you want someone who has been there? Dan Quayle has been there, he has worked inside the White House, he knows how things are done, and doesn't need any on the job training. Day one, he's prepared.

We need a candidate who has experience, knows how to get things done, and won't be a part of endless bickering. Dan Quayle is that candidate. Dan Quayle has been a Congressman, A Senator, a Vice-President, and a Businessman, he knows how things work. So vote for a candidate that knows how to get things done, vote for a candidate who won't play political games, vote Dan Quayle for President.

Surrogates:
Sen. Lisa Murkowski: Barnstorming Iowa
Fmr. Sen. Elizabeth Dole: Barnstorming Iowa
Fmr. Gov. Linda Lingle: Barnstorming Iowa
Sen. John Cornyn: Meeting with Donors
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito: Barnstorming Iowa
Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (2012 Nominee): Barnstorming New Hampshire
Gov. Larry Hogan: Barnstorming New Hampshire
Gov. Rick Snyder: Barnstorming Iowa
Gov. Charlie Baker: Barnstorming New Hampshire
Fmr. Governor Mitch Daniels: Barnstorming Iowa
Governor Mike Pence: Barnstorming Iowa
Senator Dan Coats: Meeting with Donors
Fmr. Senator Dick Lugar: Meeting with donors
Fmr. Congressman Ben Quayle: Barnstorming Nevada
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« Reply #241 on: April 17, 2015, 04:37:01 am »

Reserving, will post shortly.
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« Reply #242 on: April 17, 2015, 10:43:24 am »

Scott Walker got assassinated?  Ouch.  I can see Kasich winning the nomination.
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« Reply #243 on: April 17, 2015, 02:40:02 pm »


Campaign Schedule:  November 5, 2015 - November 11, 2015

Thursday, Nov 5:  NEW HAMPSHIRE
Concord       - Rally on "Creating Jobs in the 21st Century" on steps of State House
Manchester  - Town Hall on "Education, Technology, and Jobs" at historic Fort Madison
Hanover       - Speech at Dartmouth University on "Reforming Education for the Future"

Friday, Nov 6:  IOWA
Des Moines   - Rally at State House on "Balancing Gun Rights with Security Concerns"
Fort Dodge    - Rally at Iowa Central Community College on "Reforming Education for the Future"
Sac and Fox Indian Reservation    - Rally with Meskwaki Tribal Chair Frank Black Cloud on "Promoting Equity in Economic Growth among Underserved Populations"


Saturday, Nov 7:  SOUTH CAROLINA
Myrtle Beach - Rally on North Ocean Blvd - "Environmental Protection and our Waterways"
Charleston    - Dinner fundraiser and Speech - "Local Government and Sustainability"
Columbia      - Dinner at Democratic Party Event "The Future of the Democratic Party in the South"

Sunday, Nov 8:  FLORIDA
Tallahassee   - Rally at State House on "Federal-State Partnership to Re-build our Infrastructure"
Jacksonville   - Rally at Naval Station on "Security, Foreign Policy, and our Military at large"
Gainesville    - Speech on "Education, Technology, and Jobs" at University of Florida
 
Monday, Nov 9: FLORIDA
Orlando       - Appearance at Disney World with Mickey Mouse on "Meeting the Labor Needs of the 21st century"
Kennedy Space - Rally on "Technology and Innovation"
Tampa         -  Rally downtown on "Urban Issues and the Economy"
St. Petersburg    - Rally at Pier on Bay Shore Drive on "Achieveing Safety and Security in Streets"

Tuesday, Nov 10:  FLORIDA
West Palm Beach    - Rally at historic Seaboard Station on "Addressing the Infrastructure Needs of the 21st Century"
Fort Lauderdale      - TV appearance on local TV channel - "Education and Technology"
Miami                     -  Rally at City Hall on "Achieving Health Care for All"

Wednesday, Nov 11: NEVADA
Las Vegas    - Rally on "Protecting the Arts in our Society" at Performing Arts Center
Henderson  -  Speech at Nevada State College on "Education for Tomorrow"
Reno  - Rally downtown on "Urban Issues and Water Management"



Joe Garcia, former US Rep. for Florida's 26th:  As director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact and Diversity, I was completely impressed with Joaquin's grasp of the issues and his ongoing commitment to providing opportunities for all!!

Jose Javier Rodriguez, Florida Rep for 12th (Miami):  I have had the great pleasure to campaign with Joaquin; he is the right person to help the Latino population, Miami residents, and all US citizens as we continue to grow this economy. 

Albio Sires, US Rep. for New Jersey's 8th:  Given my work with Joaquin, I know he is the one who can break this partisan gridlock, and help us get to the business we were elected to do.

Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa, FL:  There is no one better to fight for the people of Tampa than Joaquin Castro - I'm 100% behind him!

  Bill Gluba, Mayor of Davenport (Iowa):  Joaquin will fight for education and equality, as we all strive to embrace the highest values of this great country.
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« Reply #244 on: April 17, 2015, 03:17:34 pm »

Excerpts from Town Halls:


Q: Mr. Quayle, what is your position on the budget deficit?

A: Well, too often we oversimplify the budget deficit, in that a budget deficit is a terrible thing, that's not always the case. But we've had too many years of budget deficits and as a result our debt is rising and our economy is continue to destabilize. What we need to do is curb spending, reevaluate the tax code, and get people working again. We've kept interest rates too low for too long, and with the loss of jobs we have less people paying taxes. So we have a double edged sword coming at us, and it requires a double edged action. We need to cut spending, trim it wherever possible, and streamline the bureaucracy. At the same time we need to get people working again, give incentives for companies to hire workers so we have fewer people on the government dime, and more people paying back into the system.

Q: Mr. Quayle, we've seen rising drug crime, and currently the U.S. has the largest incarceration rate of any country, how would you fix this?

A: For so long we've had the federal government trying to crack down on criminals, and that doesn't work very well. We need the states to be making these decisions on the sentencing of drug crimes. In keeping with that, we need to reduce or eliminate mandatory sentencing, so we don't have these young kids who may make a mistake have their whole lives ruined. We also need to eliminate private prisons, recent studies have shown that those in private prisons stay in those prisons longer and are more likely to commit crimes in the future. So the whole problem can not be solved overnight, but a Quayle administration would work to reduce crime for years to come.

Q: Does this mean you support the legalization of marijuana?

A: I personally do not support it, but I think that the federal government shouldn't try and overrule states that do choose to legalize it. I also do not think that it should be classified as a schedule 1 drug, and that it should be treated more as a medical problem than a criminal problem. But it should ultimately be up to individual states to decide, and if there is a mass legalization, I would support federal regulation and a federal sales tax on it.

Q: Should there be a federal law on the ban or limit of selling semi-automatic firearms?

A: Again a federal law would be an overstep of the U.S. Constitution, and the anyone who proposes a ban on semi-automatic weapons has no idea what they are talking about in terms of firearms. Most firearms on the market are semi-automatics. Also any restrictions on magazines is another non-issue, as most crimes are done with small, concealable weapons, not AR-15s. When it comes to background checks I am not opposed to it, but I would prefer that states are the ones when it comes to regulation and enforcement.



Excerpts from Media Interview:


Q: Mr. Quayle, now that race from the Republican nomination as narrowed as a four-way race between you, Sen. Paul, Fmr. Gov. Bush, and Mr. Trump, what do you think about each of these candidates?

A: *Chuckle* Putting me on the spot, eh? Well when it comes to Senator Paul, I believe he's done a great deal for the party, and for criminal justice reform. He represents a large portion of Libertarian-Republicans and is quite possibly the future of the party. Mr. Bush, I've known him since before he was Governor of Florida, and worked with his father as you know *chuckle*, he seems to be a consensus maker, but his views seem to change quite a bit, and he represents the old wing of the Republican party. He's a good man, but I think the party, and the country is ready for someone besides another Bush. As for Mr. Trump, he knows how to excite a crowd and get them riled up. However his plans for the country are rather vague and simplified.
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« Reply #245 on: April 17, 2015, 08:24:44 pm »


John King: "The recent rash of candidates departing the race due to the assassination of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the suspension of your campaign while others go on, and your non-budging poll numbers have lead some observers to believe that you will eventually end your presidential bid altogether. What do you have to say about this?"

Joe Manchin: "You know, John, just as we stated in our press release, we have suspended this campaign out of respect to a fellow candidate who was outrageously assassinated while on the campaign trail, his wife Tonette and sons Matt and Alex. I'm not going to comment about the campaigns still going on as if nothing has happened, especially on the Republican side. I will say this: no candidates should be ending their campaigns due to the threat of extremists. After I became closer to my family this year after the departure of my brother John, it has become tempting to drop out to become closer to my family, however I believe it sends a poor message. It's ceding to extremists to send a message that our political system and candidates will give up in the face of this horrible violence. We must put forward a message of solidarity with the American people and especially Scott Walker's family in this trying time."

John King: "But what do you say about the future of your campaign?"

Joe Manchin: "This campaign, after this week, will return to the trail and return to our tour of every single Iowa county as well as visits across the country. We will continue to the very end of all of the primaries to send a message of real, pragmatic leadership to Democrats in every corner of this great country."
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« Reply #246 on: April 18, 2015, 12:32:50 pm »

I am dropping out and endorsing the eventual Democratic nominee.
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« Reply #247 on: April 19, 2015, 03:16:53 am »

Donald Trump Campaign Schedule November 5-11

November 5

Meet and Greet in New Hampshire
Meet and Greet in New Hampshire
Rally and speech in New Hampshire
Flight to Florida

November 6

Meet and Greet in Florida
Rally with Representatives Ron DeSantis and Rich Nugent
Barnstorming in Florida
Barnstorming in Florida

November 7

Flight to Iowa
Barnstorming in Iowa
Meet and Greet in Iowa
Town hall in Iowa

November 8
Meet and Greet in Iowa
Meet and Greet in Iowa
Barnstorming in Iowa
Speech in Iowa

November 9

Flight to Nevada
Barnstorming in Nevada
Town hall in Nevada
Town hall in Nevada

November 10

Meet and Greet in Nevada
Meet and Greet in Nevada
Flight to New Hampshire
Town hall in New Hampshire

November 11

Meet and Greet in New Hampshire
Barnstorming in New Hampshire
Barnstorming in New Hampshire

Surrogate Schedules

Bob Smith- Barnstorming in New Hampshire November 7, November 8, November 9
Jack Dalrymple- Speech in Iowa November 8
Rich Nugent- Barnstorming in Florida November 6, November 7
Ron DeSantis- Barnstorming in Florida November 6, November 7, November 8
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« Reply #248 on: April 23, 2015, 12:55:46 am »

What's going on?
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« Reply #249 on: April 27, 2015, 05:25:54 pm »

I hope Spiral is okay. ;-;
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