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2012 Rep candidate will most likely need close to a BILLION dollars.

Posted on 11/07/2008 4:48:43 PM PST by WestFlorida

Even if the country is a mess. This includes the primary season also.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: cardreader; crackpot; palmreader; vanity

1 posted on 11/07/2008 4:48:43 PM PST by WestFlorida
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To: WestFlorida

This is by far the shortest and best vanity in awhile.


2 posted on 11/07/2008 4:50:07 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: krb

Where are comments such as ‘Election is not for sale’, that usually came from the Dims?


3 posted on 11/07/2008 4:51:26 PM PST by paudio (Conservatism is a word with various meanings. To win, we need unified issue and message.)
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To: WestFlorida

Wow... I thought McCain-Feingold was supposed to reduce the amount of money in politics.


4 posted on 11/07/2008 4:51:37 PM PST by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: WestFlorida

Why — is that what it will cost to make the three or four largest democrat cities disappear?


5 posted on 11/07/2008 4:52:30 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: WestFlorida

Not necessarily, it really is going to depend on the grassroots. A movement, if it starts early and has the right hook, can overcome a billion dollars of ads.


6 posted on 11/07/2008 4:53:01 PM PST by mnehring
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To: pnh102

Yep, thanks to McCain-Feingold, money is not the driving influence in politics. /s


7 posted on 11/07/2008 4:53:28 PM PST by stockstrader (At least Biden has tried to warn us of the dangers of an inexperienced and unqualified ticket)
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To: WestFlorida

Philip Anschutz for President?

$ $ $ $ $


8 posted on 11/07/2008 4:53:28 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: krb

I like dogs, especially border terriers. Sometimes they howl real cool.


9 posted on 11/07/2008 4:53:39 PM PST by library user
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To: BenLurkin

ROFL...look once the big “O’s” policies and plans for civilian national service are implemented, and the youth realizes what they signed up for, it may take three years but I suspect SOME DEMS may just want the hell out...so it might be easy election.


10 posted on 11/07/2008 4:54:03 PM PST by Kackikat (.)
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To: WestFlorida

Wouldn’t it be cheaper to enforce the law regarding contributions?


11 posted on 11/07/2008 4:54:24 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WestFlorida

If its Sarah, count me in for a grand.


12 posted on 11/07/2008 4:54:35 PM PST by HalfFull
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To: WestFlorida

I save a little every month to donate to conservaitves come election time. If Jindal or Sarah are the candidates I’ll max out like I did with Bush in the primaries and the general.


13 posted on 11/07/2008 4:54:46 PM PST by jwalsh07 (It's the Marxism Stupid!)
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To: WestFlorida

Obama is already fundraising for his re-election bid. He’ll have a cool billion in the bank, I presume.


14 posted on 11/07/2008 4:54:57 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: WestFlorida

That, plus the need for about $2 Billion worth of favorable and fawning press coverage over 4 years to level the field.


15 posted on 11/07/2008 4:55:30 PM PST by digger48
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To: WestFlorida

Lets ask George Bush for a piece of the “Bail Out” money before he leaves. I mean what is a puny little Billion Dollars?


16 posted on 11/07/2008 4:55:33 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
Wouldn’t it be cheaper to enforce the law regarding contributions?

It WILL be enforced for Republican candidates.

17 posted on 11/07/2008 4:56:49 PM PST by digger48
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To: WestFlorida

2008: Election of a Democrackhead

2012: Four years of Obamanation

Repub winning the Presidency with no money spent: priceless.


18 posted on 11/07/2008 4:58:24 PM PST by Phoenix11
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To: WestFlorida
This expense and length of time spent in the campaign are both absurd and dangerous. Both Jindal and Palin are people of modest means. Would they have to "sell their souls" to become President. Actually, I'd like to see a clean and informative six month campaign. Of course, I'd also like to win the lottery.

The changes necessary to change the current system all have serious constitutional problems. Just now, I am sitting back wondering if George Soros just bought himself a President.

19 posted on 11/07/2008 5:07:00 PM PST by JimSEA (just another liberal-bashing fearmonger)
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To: JimSEA

If Soros did, he sent the funds through Dubai and other ME locations. Could he expect to remain anonymous under such circumstances? I don’t think so. Someone or soemthing else purchased the presidency, as it currently stands. If the little squirrel cannot be forced to show proof he is Constitutionally qualified to run, then he and his henchghouls like Rahmbo Emanuel appear to be running the world for the next four years.


20 posted on 11/07/2008 5:09:49 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: WestFlorida

Well, the Republican party should consider running a small government conservative, then.


21 posted on 11/07/2008 5:10:47 PM PST by mysterio
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To: WestFlorida

I’m thinking we should start fundraising for a third party candidate or at least a really conservative Republican candidate right now.


22 posted on 11/07/2008 5:12:12 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: WestFlorida

I like the idea of having a series of 3 or 4 nationwide single day runoff races and 90 days at the end to campaign for the general election.

I also think candidates should debate the opposition party some during the primaries so we can really see who can hold their own before we’re saddled with a pathetic candidate.


23 posted on 11/07/2008 5:15:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: WestFlorida

Screw it. No politician is worth anywhere near that. Give my money as a campaign contribution? No way. They take enough of my money.


24 posted on 11/07/2008 5:22:49 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: WestFlorida

It will also help to be likeable...


25 posted on 11/07/2008 5:32:42 PM PST by citizencon
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
Wouldn’t it be cheaper to enforce the law regarding contributions?

It's like immigration laws... it's more fun to make new laws rather than enforce existing ones.

26 posted on 11/07/2008 5:35:14 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: WestFlorida

I have been thinking about the since the elections, and the outrageous amounts Comrade Stalin raised in these elections, a lot of it from Palestinian and other terrorist sources.
What Gov Plain needs to do, is set up a PAC after a respectable interval, with a a well organized well run fund raising committee, and set in motion the mechanism to go toe to toe with Obambi in 2012 in raising money.
Lets face it, most of us wee not prepared to give even a penny to McPain, untill Gov Palin joined the ticket. McCain had spent too much time trashing conservatives, for conservatives to waste their hard earned money on this guy.


27 posted on 11/07/2008 5:35:45 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: WestFlorida

As we do the post mortem on why we got our butts kicked in this election, campaign fundraising should be scrutinized in great detail. We need to come up with a way to convince the poor and middle-class to support our agenda and send in checks - even if it’s only a measely $100 at a time. We’re not good at that and the Dems are, sad to say. And we aren’t going to be able to sell our agenda to the poor and middle-class unless we dress it up better than we did this time!


28 posted on 11/07/2008 5:54:33 PM PST by peter bond
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To: WestFlorida

So the common folk need not apply for a shot at the Presidency? We wouldn’t have had Abe Lincoln as President if he were living in this day and age. Sad.


29 posted on 11/07/2008 5:54:34 PM PST by Evil Slayer (Sarah Palin reminds me of the story about David and Goliath)
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To: HalfFull
If its Sarah, count me in for a grand.

She's the only one in the party that has a shot at raising this kind of money IMO.

She needs to start planning now.

30 posted on 11/07/2008 5:58:31 PM PST by Al B.
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