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(Fox News)   Floridians say "Fark electability" as Mitt Romney pulls ahead of John McCain in latest poll. A couple more weeks and Rudy Guiliani really will have 9 or 11 percent, depending on margin of error   (youdecide08.foxnews.com) divider line 58
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2008-01-24 05:41:06 PM  
I am starting to understand why "France Surrenders" is funny.
 
2008-01-24 08:17:30 PM  
I remember some Farker in some political thread making the joke in the headline already. Except he put it better. Or did he steal it, too?
 
2008-01-24 08:22:45 PM  
HAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA

not
 
2008-01-24 08:30:25 PM  
funny
 
2008-01-24 08:35:07 PM  
Where are Florida's Christards?

Come on Huckabee!!
 
2008-01-24 08:35:11 PM  
Good.
 
2008-01-24 08:48:36 PM  
Mitt and Florida go together like Mormons and Crazy. It's like a match made in.. uhh.. a hat containing golden tablets.
 
2008-01-24 08:49:16 PM  
WHY WHY WHY???

Who likes Romney? I haven't met anyone that likes him besides Mormons. You know the guys in highschool that wore nothing but Hollister and whatnot, with slightly to the side hats and sunglasses, that pretty much defined the word douchebag for a generation? Romney is the political equivalent of that.
 
2008-01-24 08:52:26 PM  
score.
 
2008-01-24 08:52:45 PM  
CaesarSneezy: WHY WHY WHY???

Who likes Romney? I haven't met anyone that likes him besides Mormons. You know the guys in highschool that wore nothing but Hollister and whatnot, with slightly to the side hats and sunglasses, that pretty much defined the word douchebag for a generation? Romney is the political equivalent of that.


I've never said it before.

I say it now.


This.
 
2008-01-24 08:56:12 PM  
I will laugh so hard if he gets the nomination. Remember all of the shiat the GOP gave John Kerry for flip-flopping? If Romney gets the nomination, we'll pay them back in spades.
 
2008-01-24 09:00:00 PM  
CaesarSneezy: Who likes Romney? I haven't met anyone that likes him besides Mormons.

I like Romney of all the serious contenders running currently. He's smart, polished, he's been in several leadership situations, he's a successful businessman, he's the farking posterchild of an All-American.

People get hung up on the fact that the man is Mormon. SO WHAT. This smacks of Kennedy's Catholicism in the 60s.
 
2008-01-24 09:06:37 PM  
thalidomide new and improved: I like Romney of all the serious contenders running currently. He's smart, polished, he's been in several leadership situations, he's a successful businessman, he's the farking posterchild of an All-American.

People get hung up on the fact that the man is Mormon. SO WHAT. This smacks of Kennedy's Catholicism in the 60s.



I wasn't trying to imply anything by that, it's just my literal experience. As for being a successful businessman and an All-American, that kind of voting mindset leaves the population (especially the uneducated population) vulnerable to manipulation and pandering based on nothing more substantial than being kind of like Reagan, which didn't work out too well the first time. This election is way too important to be thinking about who's photogenic and able to cut deals the best.
 
2008-01-24 09:06:55 PM  
The guy was governator of Massachusetts. he saved the Salt Lake City olympics from certain doom. he's been a successful businessperson, lawyer, and helped to solve a healthcare crisis in Massachusetts. AND FOR CHRISSAKES, THE GOP WILL HAVE SOMEONE WHO IS ARTICULATE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA AGAIN!
 
2008-01-24 09:09:21 PM  
thalidomide new and improved: CaesarSneezy: Who likes Romney? I haven't met anyone that likes him besides Mormons.

I like Romney of all the serious contenders running currently. He's smart, polished, he's been in several leadership situations, he's a successful businessman, he's the farking posterchild of an All-American.

People get hung up on the fact that the man is Mormon. SO WHAT. This smacks of Kennedy's Catholicism in the 60s.


I'm calling mormon on you. He's not 'smart and polished'. He refuses to have any contact with the media outside of pre-planned conferences, he's constantly changing positions to whatever is politically expediant at the moment, he's completely dishonest.

Not only is this guy a douche, he's also a tool. That article earlier about how everybody hates him showed it pretty well. The other republicans don't just trash him like they have to do to any competition, they actually shun him outside the debates, and he says "Oh, yeah, it's fine, these guys are my friends." It'd be like punching a puppy dog to pick on someone that naive but I don't think he's ever tied himself to the roof of a car.

So anyways I'd love if he got the nomination.
 
2008-01-24 09:14:22 PM  
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2008-01-24 09:14:49 PM  
I have this very eery feeling that November is shaping up to be a Mitt vs. Hillary event - ominously reminiscent of his election over Democratic rival Shannon O'Brien in Massachusetts, in that it would be Mitt against a liberal, shrill, older blonde woman. Even liberal Massachusttes voted for him in that scenario. Will history repeat itself for Mitt? Will anyone ever vote for a blonde woman over Mitt?
 
2008-01-24 09:16:54 PM  
I appreciate the 9/11 jokes, but, for the love of the FSM, come up with something other than "HES POLLING AT 9-11% LOLOL!!!!11"

thalidomide new and improved: The guy was governator of Massachusetts. he saved the Salt Lake City olympics from certain doom. he's been a successful businessperson, lawyer, and helped to solve a healthcare crisis in Massachusetts. AND FOR CHRISSAKES, THE GOP WILL HAVE SOMEONE WHO IS ARTICULATE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA AGAIN!

Barry Goldwater was successful, conservative and a brilliant speaker. He was also instrumental in the election of LBJ. Nominating Romney would be 1964 all over again.
 
2008-01-24 09:23:16 PM  
giuliani just insulted Israel in the Florida debate. Jews from New York are his bread and butter in FLA. He is done.
 
2008-01-24 09:25:52 PM  
ALL GOPher candidates...

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Ron Paul is the one eyed King in the land of the blind there.

Shrillary ClintCo would make a better POTUS than any of them and she sucks out loud.

How sad is that?
 
2008-01-24 09:27:53 PM  
Hector Remarkable: Will history repeat itself for Mitt? Will anyone ever vote for a blonde woman over Mitt?

No, because in 2002, Mitt was a pro-choice, pro-gun control, pro-gray rights, pro-stem cell candidate. He's since changed his stance on everything he stood for in 2002.

You can't find a single position he held in 2002 that he holds today.
 
2008-01-24 09:33:19 PM  
The MSNBC debate is on right now:

mms://msnbc.wm.llnwd.net/msnbc_1_live_8824
 
2008-01-24 09:35:55 PM  
Romney is nothing but a slick con man.

I'd like to know how many votes he gets solely because he "looks so... so presidential!"
 
2008-01-24 09:38:25 PM  
quizybuck:
Barry Goldwater was successful, conservative and a brilliant speaker. He was also instrumental in the election of LBJ. Nominating Romney would be 1964 all over again.


Because Kennedy was just shot, and, wait, what?

I liked 1964 - good year to be born - but I don't think it's a comin' back.


moops: Hector Remarkable: Will history repeat itself for Mitt? Will anyone ever vote for a blonde woman over Mitt?

No, because in 2002, Mitt was a pro-choice, pro-gun control, pro-gray rights, pro-stem cell candidate. He's since changed his stance on everything he stood for in 2002.

You can't find a single position he held in 2002 that he holds today.


And Deval Patrick is now in charge.
 
2008-01-24 09:40:23 PM  
At least he isn't Huckabee Hound.

www.vaiden.net
 
2008-01-24 09:53:05 PM  
I'm much more suspicious of the Huckster then Mitt.
 
2008-01-24 09:53:23 PM  
Hector Remarkable: Because Kennedy was just shot, and, wait, what?

I liked 1964 - good year to be born - but I don't think it's a comin' back.


Do you really think the anti-Hillary vote will be strong enough to get the Republican John Kerry elected? That someone who is soundly beaten among moderates by John McCain could take Obama?

/unless your point was that Goldwater was a strong, viable candidate who LBJ narrowly defeated after a close campaign
 
2008-01-24 10:01:32 PM  
quizybuck: Hector Remarkable: Because Kennedy was just shot, and, wait, what?

I liked 1964 - good year to be born - but I don't think it's a comin' back.

Do you really think the anti-Hillary vote will be strong enough to get the Republican John Kerry elected? That someone who is soundly beaten among moderates by John McCain could take Obama?

/unless your point was that Goldwater was a strong, viable candidate who LBJ narrowly defeated after a close campaign


Actually, I didn't have a point. Unless maybe that it's all pretty scary. I'm watching the debate right now.
 
2008-01-24 10:02:05 PM  
Rudy wants to definitively make a policy that makes energy independence just as important a goal today as going to the moon was in the 1960s. Too bad he's such a dumbass on other issues, some of what he says could really be good for the country. Too bad, so sad, back to New York with you Mr. 9/11 man.
 
2008-01-24 10:10:51 PM  
Hector Remarkable: quizybuck: Hector Remarkable: Because Kennedy was just shot, and, wait, what?

I liked 1964 - good year to be born - but I don't think it's a comin' back.

Do you really think the anti-Hillary vote will be strong enough to get the Republican John Kerry elected? That someone who is soundly beaten among moderates by John McCain could take Obama?

/unless your point was that Goldwater was a strong, viable candidate who LBJ narrowly defeated after a close campaign

Actually, I didn't have a point. Unless maybe that it's all pretty scary. I'm watching the debate right now.


My apologies. I shouldn't fark while trying to stay awake during conference calls.
 
2008-01-24 10:14:32 PM  
tell em how much $$ foooo

/watching the debate
 
2008-01-24 10:22:20 PM  
I think this may change.
Russert: How much of yuor personal money have you spent in Florida?
Romney: You'll find that out on January 31st, when the FEC requires me to reveal that.
Russert: Why not now, when the voters can use it to factor into their decision?
Romney- and this is the actual quote that came out of his mouth: "I'm not concerned about the voters. I'm concerned about the people up here on stage."

Repeat:

Mitt Romney: "I'm not concerned about the voters."

Bye, Mitt.
 
2008-01-24 10:26:09 PM  
Gosling: I think this may change.
Russert: How much of yuor personal money have you spent in Florida?
Romney: You'll find that out on January 31st, when the FEC requires me to reveal that.
Russert: Why not now, when the voters can use it to factor into their decision?
Romney- and this is the actual quote that came out of his mouth: "I'm not concerned about the voters. I'm concerned about the people up here on stage."

Repeat:

Mitt Romney: "I'm not concerned about the voters."

Bye, Mitt.



Haha, yeah, and he may just have well said "I'm trying to buy the presidency" instead of wasting time. What a farking tool.
 
2008-01-24 10:26:13 PM  
as someone who regularly works at the polls let me say

PLEASE do not walk into the voting room and loudly exclaim "these voter guides should not be in spanish we speak english in this country!!"

/was surprised how many people had no respect for the sanctity of the individual vote.
 
2008-01-24 10:27:44 PM  
TheAfterbirthTycoon: PLEASE do not walk into the voting room and loudly exclaim "these voter guides should not be in spanish we speak english in this country!!"

Sorry about that...And the whole urinating on the Geo Metro out in the parking lot thing.
 
2008-01-24 10:28:32 PM  
Shaggy_C: And the whole urinating on the Geo Metro out in the parking lot thing.

no, that part was totally cool
 
2008-01-24 10:46:24 PM  
Gosling: I think this may change.
Russert: How much of yuor personal money have you spent in Florida?
Romney: You'll find that out on January 31st, when the FEC requires me to reveal that.
Russert: Why not now, when the voters can use it to factor into their decision?
Romney- and this is the actual quote that came out of his mouth: "I'm not concerned about the voters. I'm concerned about the people up here on stage."

Repeat:

Mitt Romney: "I'm not concerned about the voters."

Bye, Mitt.



After these 7 years, you STILL believe in the common sense of the voters? You still think that will even be in the news tomorrow? Somebody hasn't been paying attention.
 
2008-01-24 10:48:15 PM  
Steaming Cup of SARS: Gosling: I think this may change.
Russert: How much of yuor personal money have you spent in Florida?
Romney: You'll find that out on January 31st, when the FEC requires me to reveal that.
Russert: Why not now, when the voters can use it to factor into their decision?
Romney- and this is the actual quote that came out of his mouth: "I'm not concerned about the voters. I'm concerned about the people up here on stage."

Repeat:

Mitt Romney: "I'm not concerned about the voters."

Bye, Mitt.


Haha, yeah, and he may just have well said "I'm trying to buy the presidency" instead of wasting time. What a farking tool.


I'll do you one better. Chris Matthews just interviewed Huckabee and asked about WMDs in Iraq. Huckabee said they very well may have gone to JORDAN. Anybody catch that? In a country with any amount of educated voters, he would be done. Serously, anybody catch that?
 
2008-01-24 10:51:46 PM  
boomaze: Repeat:

Mitt Romney: "I'm not concerned about the voters."


That jumped out at me, too. Freudian slip, or something taken out of context?

I loved that round of applause that Ron Paul got at the end.
 
2008-01-24 10:56:49 PM  
boomaze: I'll do you one better. Chris Matthews just interviewed Huckabee and asked about WMDs in Iraq. Huckabee said they very well may have gone to JORDAN. Anybody catch that? In a country with any amount of educated voters, he would be done. Serously, anybody catch that?

Come on, everyone knows the U.A.E. took at least half of the WMDs. The rest went to Turkey!

Oh, wait, you mean our allies don't smuggle WMDs from our enemies? Well, shucks, I guess I was wrong!

Seriously though, there isn't one person running for president from the GOP side that has any idea what they're talking about when it comes to foreign policy. Paul and McCain are the only two somewhat knowledgeable ones, but McCain's "We'll be in Iraq for 100 years!" is facepalm-worthy, and Paul's "If we just leave, everything will be roses!" is just as bad. I feel bad for the educated people in that party. It must suck.
 
2008-01-24 10:59:45 PM  
Shaggy_C: boomaze: I'll do you one better. Chris Matthews just interviewed Huckabee and asked about WMDs in Iraq. Huckabee said they very well may have gone to JORDAN. Anybody catch that? In a country with any amount of educated voters, he would be done. Serously, anybody catch that?

Come on, everyone knows the U.A.E. took at least half of the WMDs. The rest went to Turkey!

Oh, wait, you mean our allies don't smuggle WMDs from our enemies? Well, shucks, I guess I was wrong!

Seriously though, there isn't one person running for president from the GOP side that has any idea what they're talking about when it comes to foreign policy. Paul and McCain are the only two somewhat knowledgeable ones, but McCain's "We'll be in Iraq for 100 years!" is facepalm-worthy, and Paul's "If we just leave, everything will be roses!" is just as bad. I feel bad for the educated people in that party. It must suck.


Dude, seriously, he said JORDAN and he meant it. People are completely clueless.
 
2008-01-24 11:00:27 PM  
If he's the frontrunner going into Super Tuesday, expect a lot of people to be educated on The Cult of Mormon. Romney may be qualified, fact is he belongs to a crazy cult and he won't get nominated. I'd rather have a Mormon than an evangelical though...
 
2008-01-24 11:05:35 PM  
HUCKABEE SAID JORDAN
 
2008-01-24 11:07:15 PM  
boomaze: Dude, seriously, he said JORDAN and he meant it. People are completely clueless.

To his credit, at least Jordan touches Iraq. Still, they're probably the only country in that whole area that isn't pissed at us right now...A President Huckleberry would fix that right quick, huh?
 
2008-01-24 11:29:45 PM  
QUICK: ATTACK JORDAN!
 
2008-01-24 11:31:59 PM  
You know the king's name there was HUSSEIN. Just like B HUSSEIN OBAMA and SADDAM HUSSEIN.

They are all one and the same! Enemies of Amurca! Terrorists!!!!1!
 
2008-01-24 11:37:53 PM  
Shaggy_C: You know the king's name there was HUSSEIN. Just like B HUSSEIN OBAMA and SADDAM HUSSEIN.

They are all one and the same! Enemies of Amurca! Terrorists!!!!1!


That's all I can't think it was. Jesus Christ.


grxymkjbn: QUICK: ATTACK JORDAN!

Soon enough
 
2008-01-24 11:44:01 PM  
Shaggy_C: Still, they're probably the only country in that whole area that isn't pissed at us right now...

Then there's still work to be done!
 
2008-01-24 11:59:00 PM  
This went to kind of a weird place.
 
2008-01-25 12:03:14 AM  
Shaggy_C: ...McCain's "We'll be in Iraq for 100 years!" is facepalm-worthy, and Paul's "If we just leave, everything will be roses!" is just as bad. I feel bad for the educated people in that party. It must suck.

At least the educated people can grasp what their respective positions actually are. McCain wasn't saying the Iraq war would continue for one hundred years, but rather that the American military will maintain bases in Iraq for as long as it possibly can, and even a complete ceasing of all hostilities would NOT trigger the complete troop withdrawal that many voters are naively demanding. Honestly, it wasn't that difficult to understand his meaning, especially when he used US bases in Germany and Japan as comparative examples. Once an American military presence is established in a country, ANY country, it's in America's best strategic interests to continue that presence. Duh.

As for Ron Paul, he believes in firm isolationism, as well as a fatalistic inevitability of trouble in the Middle East. He doesn't think everything will be roses if the US leaves. Quite the contrary, he thinks the mess over there will remain a mess whether the US stays or goes, so the military might as well pull out and stop trying to bring peace to the region. He simply doesn't believe peace is possible, and the troop casualties suffered in the attempts to achieve it have all been needless and wasteful. His viewpoint isn't shared by many hardcore Republicans, but it's a popular one among quite a few Democrats and Libertarians.

You're entitled to disagree with both men and their beliefs, but first make the effort to understand their beliefs. Boiling everyone's positions down into misleading soundbites is a job for the media, not for an informed voter.
 
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