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Who here is really excited about our choices today?

Posted on 12/15/2011 11:17:41 AM PST by GoCards

Just having one of those days I guess, not real excited about no one.....


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Dont get me wrong, I want Obama gone. I was just hoping that this time I would vote for someone instead of voting against someone :(.
1 posted on 12/15/2011 11:17:43 AM PST by GoCards
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To: GoCards

I need someone to slap me and tell me to Buck up.... lol


2 posted on 12/15/2011 11:19:24 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: GoCards

Not excited, but not obsessing about it. When it’s primary day, I’ll vote for the best candidate available as of that day.

Not getting deranged about it either way before then.


3 posted on 12/15/2011 11:21:20 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: GoCards

I think the correct choice to make will become obvious by September-October and it won’t be Obama.


4 posted on 12/15/2011 11:22:04 AM PST by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: GoCards
Toughen up fruit cake!


5 posted on 12/15/2011 11:23:03 AM PST by avacado
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To: GoCards
I'm with you, but . . .


6 posted on 12/15/2011 11:23:12 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: GoCards
I'm only lukewarmly supporting Santorum, and unless he pulls off a miracle, I'm writing in Sarah Palin's name on election day.

And the rotten, corrupt GOP-E can go straight to hell!

7 posted on 12/15/2011 11:25:15 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: avacado

lol. I need to snap out of it!!!!! :)


8 posted on 12/15/2011 11:25:43 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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9 posted on 12/15/2011 11:25:54 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

funny, I was picturing something like that!!! Thank you sir. lol


10 posted on 12/15/2011 11:26:53 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: GoCards
Who here is really excited about our choices today?

I am.

I feel that Ron Paul is not just far and away the best candidate for president this time around, he's one of the best major presidential candidates in US history.

I'd be pretty excited about Gary Johnson too, if only he didn't think of abortion as just a means of birth control.

The rest? Not so much. Some, I'd consider for a lower office. Others, like noot gingrich, I wouldn't vote for if he ran for county dogcatcher.

11 posted on 12/15/2011 11:27:42 AM PST by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Ron Paul 2012)
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To: GoCards

Stay away from the news and politics for a couple days. Do something you enjoy. Too much news and politics gets to us all at some point.


12 posted on 12/15/2011 11:27:55 AM PST by EEGator
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To: GoCards

Oh I’m flat out bummed. We are going to get a RINO pushed upon us by the GOP elite neither of whom can beat Obama. It’s like they want to lose.


13 posted on 12/15/2011 11:28:15 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: GoCards

Run Sarah Run!


14 posted on 12/15/2011 11:29:29 AM PST by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: GoCards

The only thing I am excited about is the opportunity to get “O” out of the WH, no matter how.


15 posted on 12/15/2011 11:29:49 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: LIBERTARIAN JOE
Wrong Paul's foreign policy, antisemitism and general all-around nuttiness takes him out of consideration for any public office.
16 posted on 12/15/2011 11:30:37 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: GoCards
I'll vote for who I like in the Primaries (Bachmann), and vote for who I must in the General. (Yes, even if it's, shudder, Huntsman or Ron Paul).
17 posted on 12/15/2011 11:30:58 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: GoCards

I think they are all better than McCain was.


18 posted on 12/15/2011 11:32:16 AM PST by grb
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To: GoCards
"lol. I need to snap out of it!!!!! :)"

I thought that might do the trick! ;-)

19 posted on 12/15/2011 11:34:27 AM PST by avacado
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To: carjic

I’d have been really excited about Sarah but...the mess in DC is so deep that I’m not sure even she could have really cleaned it up unless she had a tea party controlled congress.

The big bucks and entrenched establishment would have had the media howling at every thing she did to gut the corruption.

I’m feeling pessimistic about the state of our union ....our own elected representatives have been cheating us for a long time. The country’s loss is their gain.

Our founding fathers would be disgusted - and so am I.


20 posted on 12/15/2011 11:34:48 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: GoCards
This is politics not not sports, if you need excitement watch ESPN.
21 posted on 12/15/2011 11:35:42 AM PST by MCF
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To: GoCards

Think about how fluxed up this has all become. Here it is near Christmas time and so much attention on presidential candidates. For perspective consider the past seasons-—presidential elections and candidates were hardly a blip on the radar come Christmas times. Now we have the theatre of the absurd virtually 24/7 and 365. I salute it all with the tall finger.


22 posted on 12/15/2011 11:35:42 AM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: GoCards

I haven’t been excited about an election since Reagan. But yeah ... Obama MUST go. That’s the excitement and expectation of the upcoming election.


23 posted on 12/15/2011 11:36:05 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: tflabo

It is absurd and if something doesn’t change that fast, our country will be too torn apart for any president to fix.


24 posted on 12/15/2011 11:37:45 AM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: GoCards

I went for the ravioli today. It was that or chicken noodle soup. Not much to get excited about. Did get excited about what to drink. Milk or vodka. White Russian!


25 posted on 12/15/2011 11:38:10 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: GoCards

NONE OF THE ABOVE !


26 posted on 12/15/2011 11:38:14 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: GoCards

I am excited about Rick Santorum:)


27 posted on 12/15/2011 11:38:40 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: carjic
Run Sarah Run!

What if we told Sarah we would supply free of charge 20 Granny Nanny types to help with the kids, household chores, etc, 10 Chefs, and 100 ex-military security police, ex-cops, sheriffs, etc, for security around the clock and ask her to reconsider?! : ) I betcha' we would have lots of volunteers.

28 posted on 12/15/2011 11:39:01 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

we’ve all seen your slanderous lies about the good doctor... give it a rest.


29 posted on 12/15/2011 11:40:23 AM PST by LIBERTARIAN JOE (Ron Paul 2012)
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Please LORD... Amen.

LLS


30 posted on 12/15/2011 11:40:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: blueunicorn6

Bud Light or Shiner Bock SHINER!!! cant wait till 5!!! lol


31 posted on 12/15/2011 11:40:49 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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Obama must go, and any of our candidates would be a vast improvement over what we have now. But I’ve lost my excitement and enthusiasm for the election because I’m not crazy about any of the names left. Kind of the way I felt when Fred Thompson dropped out in 2008. Back then I disliked McCain even more that most of us dislike Romney today and I felt like a deflated balloon when he became our nominee. We all did. Yet, something changed in that election that brought back the excitement here on FR, and it even had many of us reach for our check books to send the McCain campaign a little something, or ask how we might volunteer. If you look back on the 2008 archives of FR you will see how enthused we were. So what happened? PALIN. One of the smartest picks of a VP in presidential history.

If McCain did not run such a horrible campaign following that pick Obama would still be just a Senator from ILL.

We can only hope that Newt, Mitt, or whoever can really give the VP pick some thought and think back to 2008. There are a number of names that would give us that feeling back.


32 posted on 12/15/2011 11:41:03 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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I'm only lukewarmly supporting Santorum, and unless he pulls off a miracle, I'm writing in Sarah Palin's name on election day. And the rotten, corrupt GOP-E can go straight to hell!

And the country with it?! Don't you think obama has done enough damage?

33 posted on 12/15/2011 11:41:55 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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I think we have to avoid cultivating feelings of entitlement or betrayal.

We have the slate of candidates we have. These are the people who chose to run this time around.

We do not “deserve” better. We were not “denied” better.

We need to be positive and energetic. We will each choose as we see fit from among those on our slate and then eventually we’ll have our nominee.

Then we need to all go nuts next summer and fall convincing America that Obama and the ‘Rats have been utterly wrongheaded, corrupt, and destructive, and that only small-government, free-market conservative policies will turn our country around.

We have a great opportunity here. If we succeed this year up and down the ballot then we can make progress enacting conservative policies and encourage better candidates to run in future elections.


34 posted on 12/15/2011 11:42:08 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: GoCards
One nagging question keeps coming back to me when I think of our Repub choices:


Why does the MSM/Dem/liberal Machine have nothing bad to say about Romney............ever?


I sense a major "Lucy - football" scenario ahead.
35 posted on 12/15/2011 11:43:51 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (A lie told over and over again is still just a lie and the one telling it a liar.)
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To: LIBERTARIAN JOE

Hahahaha! Guess what? Jim thinks along the same lines.


36 posted on 12/15/2011 11:44:14 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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I don’t “like” any of them... but I could vote for Bachmann, Perry or Santorum... All far better choices than newt or romney... neither of which will I ever support in any way or vote for.

LLS


37 posted on 12/15/2011 11:44:59 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: NavyCanDo

agree. When she gave her speech, I was standing on my couch Yelling “Go girl” next day I was on phone buying car decals. Some have said walk away for awhile, enjoy Christmas. I will do that. But that little shit in office will do something when Im not watching and that scares the bejuzees out of me. Remember the lame duck session over last Xmas?


38 posted on 12/15/2011 11:46:19 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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Don’t care. The country deserves the President and government it elects.


39 posted on 12/15/2011 11:46:41 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: GoCards

None of the remaining candidates are 100% of what I was hoping for, to be sure.

Part of that, I think, is a generational talent gap. The best talent the GOP has right now is its young guns - Jindal, McDonnell, Rubio, etc. They all have the potential to be great, but they won’t come into their own until at least 2016, or maybe 2020 in a couple of cases. The other part of it is, we conservatives have been so hungry for a conservative alternative to Romney, I think too often we’ve looked before we leaped and have been bitterly disappointed when a particular candidate hasn’t turned out to be the next Reagan.

Still, for all that, I’m pretty upbeat. We don’t have any perfect candidates in the race, but we have competent ones. Beyond that, the country is seeing a conservative resurgence. That adds up to a far better hand than the GOP had in 2008. Obama can be defeated with the materials we have on hand, I absolutely believe it.


40 posted on 12/15/2011 11:48:50 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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I like Newt but he is too old guard.
RINO Romney is too liberal.
Palin is not running yet so till next time.
Ralph Nader is too weird.
Ron Paul?
41 posted on 12/15/2011 11:50:09 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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At first I liked Bachmann and I was also curious about Cain. Then the more I got to know Cain, I really liked him and then he left. Bachmann is the only one who stands on the same side of issues as I do, or at least the ones I know about.

I like her video here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYmRCXok8Dc&feature=player_embedded I can relate. I too saw what the public school system was dishing up for my kids and said no thank you. My son repeated a year, no fault of his own. I took him out and homeschooled him and he started college while his peers were in Jr. high.

42 posted on 12/15/2011 11:51:18 AM PST by tookiesrcookies
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There are indications the neither Senator Rubio nor Governor Jindal are natural born citizens, as their parents were not citizens at the time of their birth. How do you deal with that?


43 posted on 12/15/2011 11:52:38 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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When Palin didn’t enter I just quit following the stuff. Turned off FNC. I live in Florida,have no clue who I will vote for in the January primary. I don’t even know if there is campaigning going on here.


44 posted on 12/15/2011 11:53:30 AM PST by libbylu (Game On!)
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To: LIBERTARIAN JOE

“we’ve all seen your slanderous lies about the good doctor... give it a rest.”

All you have to do is use the good Doctor’s statements and writings in his own words. No need for slanderous lies. Trust me there is a whole lot out there waiting to be unloaded on the good Doctor.


45 posted on 12/15/2011 11:54:53 AM PST by Parley Baer
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Her speech at the Convention was watched by more viewers than either Obama’s or McCain's. When in history has the VP nominee drew more attention than either Pres candidate? Never. It was historic. Bothered most by that was the McCain handlers.
46 posted on 12/15/2011 11:56:54 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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I need someone to slap me and tell me to Buck up.... lol

I can't reach you. Physically.

Perhaps you need a reading list.

Buck up, there, you little Hobbit! We still have most of a whole year!

47 posted on 12/15/2011 11:58:53 AM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Raising eyebrows again are we?? LOL!!!!


48 posted on 12/15/2011 12:00:53 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: GoCards
When the so called “heroes” of conservatism, the much vaunted Republican-(crat) party can vote for indefinite detention of US citizens without trial and extend the “battlefield” to all of the USA, the question becomes; What the hell REALLY is the difference between the two big government parties?
49 posted on 12/15/2011 12:00:59 PM PST by nomad
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NICE THREAD. I think more of feel like you on FR than what all the pro-Newt threads would have you believe.


50 posted on 12/15/2011 12:03:14 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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