GOP Primary Debate 8/6/15

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Re: GOP Primary Debate 8/6/15

Postby NAB » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:12 am

eynon81 wrote:
NAB wrote:
Saz wrote:
NAB wrote:I clicked it off and watched The Wrecking Crew (great doc btw) about the time they were wrapping up their foreign policy nonsense. I came away feeling that I most likely won't vote in the next election.

My personal analysis is as follows: Kasich came across as the one guy who appeared somewhat reasonable and self aware on that stage. I had very little knowledge of him prior, so maybe he's got warts I'm not familiar with. Trump was Tump, but there appeared to be a stretch where fox kind of went after him, but it tapered off. His comments concerning turning republican, giving Hilary money, and filing bankruptcy were some of his standout moments. I don't think he lost ground like I half expected.

The rest of the field ranged from barely there, to just embarrassing. Jeb really doesn't seem that interested or took a muscle relaxer he split with Carson.


You should always vote for someone.



Speaking for myself, no you don't.


if for local elections more than anything else....legalize it NAB.


I vote locally, I'm just more discriminating when it comes to presidential elections. Who knows, someone might pop up down the road that gets my attention, but my comment was directed at what is currently on the scene. While I'm not in complete agreement with everything Sanders stands for, he might get my vote if he got the nod. Incredibly doubtful that's going to happen.
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Re: GOP Primary Debate 8/6/15

Postby exploited » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:28 am

I'm of the opinion that all votes should be required to come with a None option... If this option is chosen more than any real candidate, another election is called, and all candidates that participated are barred by law from running until the next election cycle.

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Re: GOP Primary Debate 8/6/15

Postby NAB » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:31 am

exploited wrote:I'm of the opinion that all votes should be required to come with a None option... If this option is chosen more than any real candidate, another election is called, and all candidates that participated are barred by law from running until the next election cycle.


I would click a None Of the Above option it it were available. It would be amazing if it "won".

I seem to recall a movie having this scenario but my memory is hazy.

Edit: it was Brewsters Millions with Richard Pryor.
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Re: GOP Primary Debate 8/6/15

Postby Winchester » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:46 am

eynon81 wrote:the fat man: 9/11.....


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Re: GOP Primary Debate 8/6/15

Postby spacemonkey » Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:28 pm

We like to hear the silver tongue blowers of smoke. Talk and do don't really happen much anymore.
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Re: GOP Primary Debate 8/6/15

Postby Kane » Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:25 pm

Hence Trump's appeal
Stephen Jay Gould wrote:When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown.

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Re: GOP Primary Debate 8/6/15

Postby wormwood » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:01 pm

I didn't get to catch the whole thing yet, but I see many people saying that kasich did well. Didnt he used to work for fox news? If they went easier on him, that might be the reason...
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Re: GOP Primary Debate 8/6/15

Postby Saz » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:51 am

exploited wrote:I'm of the opinion that all votes should be required to come with a None option... If this option is chosen more than any real candidate, another election is called, and all candidates that participated are barred by law from running until the next election cycle.


Terrible idea. We would end up like Belgium without a government for years at a time.

Like I said, there is a fill in the blank. You can write none or nothing at all.
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Re: GOP Primary Debate 8/6/15

Postby spacemonkey » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:16 am

The first few questions were tabloid mentality. The 1st question was aimed at one candidate, 2nd question, did you call someone a name? The real issues like the border fiasco, the Iran nuke deal fiasco all took a back seat to PC. What a joke.
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Re: GOP Primary Debate 8/6/15

Postby Philly » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:28 am

spacemonkey wrote:The 1st question was aimed at one candidate

The first question is one that primary candidates are frequently asked. Obama and Clinton were repeatedly asked this question during the 08 primary. Why should Trump not be asked a standard question just cause he doesn't have the standard answer?
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