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Freeper Decides not to Run for President in 2008
Vanity | 12/04/2006 | YDR

Posted on 12/04/2006 1:14:12 PM PST by You Dirty Rats

Cincinnati (FR) - The completely unknown and cordially disliked Free Republic poster "You Dirty Rats" announced today from his PC that he is not a candidate for the Republican nomination for President for 2008.

"After carefully consideration of the chances of victory, I have decided against a run for 2008," he said.

YDR noted that his negatives were much less than over half of the Representatives and Senators who have either announced a run, considered running or have issued statements that they aren't running.

"Lots of people have seen Jimmy Cagney movies, and they might vote for me on that basis. But Daschle? 58% of the voters would think that's one of Santa's eight reindeer. Kerry? America is working overtime trying to forget that stiff. Tancredo? He's got millions upset at him in Florida. There aren't 2,000 who know me enough to hate on me."

When asked about his policies on the issues, though, Mr. Rats lost his composure.

"ISSUES?? Who cares about issues? You think there is one person in the Democratic Party who cares what Barack Obama's position is on any issue?"

YDR noted that although his chance for ultimate victory was higher than Jon Carry's, in reality he had no realistic chance. "I've never been on Oprah. What chance do I have? I'm not delusional, rich, or completely full of myself either. If I was, I'd be in the Senate."

So why make the announcement if you aren't that well-known and nobody really cares? "Three reasons -- it's a pathetic attempt at making fun of all of the no-hopers that think themselves important enough to announce they aren't running; my mother is a Freeper so she can say she saw me consider a Presidential run in a media outlet with far more credibility than CBS., and Congressman Rangel is going to try to get a Draft going and I don't want to end up being drafted at the Republican Convention in 2008."

Don't quit your day job, YDR.


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KEYWORDS: delusional; dulcie; finbar; hopeless; notfunny; wasteoftime
The next year will be like watching preseason football or "The Gong Show". We'll see all kinds of unknown Congresscritters, former Governors, marginal politicians and freaks announce they are running or considering a run. There are enough people on Free Republic delusional enough to think they can play too. Not me -- I'm getting out before this process become more insane than a Harriet Miers thread.
1 posted on 12/04/2006 1:14:16 PM PST by You Dirty Rats
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To: You Dirty Rats

You are AT LEAST as qualified as Bareassed Obamarama.


2 posted on 12/04/2006 1:16:05 PM PST by justshutupandtakeit (If you believe ANYTHING in the Treason Media you are a fool.)
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To: You Dirty Rats

I would like to announce here that, I, too, have decided not to run (I'm not old enough anyway).


3 posted on 12/04/2006 1:16:17 PM PST by jdm
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To: You Dirty Rats
A FReeper's cats, however, have decided to run for President.


4 posted on 12/04/2006 1:16:38 PM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
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To: You Dirty Rats

ROFL!


5 posted on 12/04/2006 1:18:16 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for president Bush-pray for our military-pray for our congress-pray for our nation)
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To: You Dirty Rats

... psst. I bet alot of us aren't running this time either


6 posted on 12/04/2006 1:20:28 PM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: You Dirty Rats

That's too bad. You had my vote ;p


7 posted on 12/04/2006 1:21:13 PM PST by Tx Angel
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To: Allegra

OK, how come the girl cat gets top billing?


8 posted on 12/04/2006 1:22:32 PM PST by CholeraJoe (Spork weasels ain't afraid of nuthin' but running out of sardines.)
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To: Allegra

The fur will fly in that contest!


9 posted on 12/04/2006 1:22:36 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Remembering Beirut Vets 1983 American Embassy April 1983/Marine Headquarters Oct.1983)
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To: You Dirty Rats

So, what to do with the campaign funds now?

Coupla kegs and a roaring bonfire?


10 posted on 12/04/2006 1:24:35 PM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: CholeraJoe
OK, how come the girl cat gets top billing?

Well, technically, she's not really a girl...she had a little operation when she was about six months old.

I just know the press is going to have a field day with that. Good reason to get it out there early.

11 posted on 12/04/2006 1:25:39 PM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
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To: You Dirty Rats

Phooey!

You had my vote.
I hate it when people mess with my universe.


12 posted on 12/04/2006 1:26:07 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: FourtySeven

Bonfire? No, i'm not burning money. I can't anyway -- the pennies in my desk won't burn.


13 posted on 12/04/2006 1:26:51 PM PST by You Dirty Rats
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To: Allegra

Was there a cat fight to see who got top billing?


14 posted on 12/04/2006 1:27:04 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: You Dirty Rats

Do I get my donation to your exploratory committee back?


15 posted on 12/04/2006 1:28:31 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: You Dirty Rats

Are you sure it isn't because your middle name is Hussein?


16 posted on 12/04/2006 1:28:36 PM PST by NeoCaveman (or Atta?)
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To: You Dirty Rats

I would have voted for you, YDM. So put one tally in the "yes" bin.


17 posted on 12/04/2006 1:28:46 PM PST by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: You Dirty Rats

Okay, then I have decided not to send a campaign contribution.

It could have been a great election-night party, though, if you think about it.


18 posted on 12/04/2006 1:29:10 PM PST by alwaysconservative (In memory)
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To: justshutupandtakeit

See my tagline.


19 posted on 12/04/2006 1:29:22 PM PST by RockinRight (Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. That's his name, and words mean things. Think about it.)
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To: Allegra

I guess the Constitution doesn't prohibit cats from running.


20 posted on 12/04/2006 1:29:50 PM PST by RockinRight (Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. That's his name, and words mean things. Think about it.)
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To: Allegra

Wha..?

You got your cat a sex change?


21 posted on 12/04/2006 1:30:28 PM PST by RockinRight (Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. That's his name, and words mean things. Think about it.)
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To: dixiechick2000
Was there a cat fight to see who got top billing?

No, they were actually pretty cool about it. Finbar is the younger one and he wants to be VP. He heard he can take naps a lot and just go to funerals and stuff and that appealed to him for some reason.

22 posted on 12/04/2006 1:30:50 PM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
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To: NeoCaveman; You Dirty Rats

No, but his middle name IS "Dirty"! ;-P


23 posted on 12/04/2006 1:31:49 PM PST by MortMan (I was going to be indecisive, but I changed my mind.)
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To: RockinRight
You got your cat a sex change?

Yep. From a "she" to an "it." No progeny. ;-)

She's going to let me ride around on Air Force One with her. That could be fun.

24 posted on 12/04/2006 1:32:47 PM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
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To: Allegra
"A FReeper's cats, however, have decided to run for president"

I take it this is an official announcement at a media outlet then?

Will the exploratory committee be financed by "Fancy Feast"?
Then again, the country club "Fancy Feast" crowd might appear too elitist?

Perhaps "Cat Chow" would appeal more to the working public?

FReepr's-cats-run-for-president BUMP

25 posted on 12/04/2006 1:32:52 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for president Bush-pray for our military-pray for our congress-pray for our nation)
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To: MortMan; You Dirty Rats
No, but his middle name IS "Dirty"! ;-P

With a middle name like that, he could have picked up the entire northeast, might lose Utah but oh well....

26 posted on 12/04/2006 1:33:08 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Vanity of vanities, everything is vanity)
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To: Allegra

Finbar the Younger is also the smarter. ;o)


27 posted on 12/04/2006 1:33:48 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: theDentist
Do I get my donation to your exploratory committee back?

Sure -- Just send me a stamped, self-addressed envelope and I'll send you your 25 cents back.

28 posted on 12/04/2006 1:36:56 PM PST by You Dirty Rats
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To: You Dirty Rats
Sorry I can't be as certain as you. I'm still in the stage of talking to friends and advisors about setting up a committee to explore the possibility of talking to certain power brokers about the chances of setting up a group to decide if I should set up a preliminary exploratory campaign committee.
29 posted on 12/04/2006 1:37:14 PM PST by nomorelurker (wetraginhell)
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To: Pajamajan; dixiechick2000; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; RockinRight; E Rocc
Dulcie is also the one with the stronger political agenda.


30 posted on 12/04/2006 1:37:43 PM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
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To: You Dirty Rats

Well OK then, who am I going to support if you don't run?


31 posted on 12/04/2006 1:39:33 PM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: Allegra

ROTFLOLOL!


With an aggressive agenda such as that,
"she" has my full support!

Dulcie for President!


32 posted on 12/04/2006 1:41:06 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: Allegra

The purrrrrfect candidate!(Luv the picture).


33 posted on 12/04/2006 1:42:19 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for president Bush-pray for our military-pray for our congress-pray for our nation)
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To: You Dirty Rats
it was 38 cents.
34 posted on 12/04/2006 1:42:52 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: You Dirty Rats

35 posted on 12/04/2006 1:43:58 PM PST by 300magnum (We know that if evil is not confronted, it gains in strength and audacity, and returns to strike us)
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To: caver
Well OK then, who am I going to support if you don't run?

Dulcie and Finbar, silly.

36 posted on 12/04/2006 1:44:10 PM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
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To: nomorelurker
I'm still in the stage of talking to friends and advisors about setting up a committee to explore the possibility of talking to certain power brokers about the chances of setting up a group to decide if I should set up a preliminary exploratory campaign committee.

So you've already worked through the first 26 steps. Good job!

I almost got sidetracked by the cost of finding a campaign vehicle, but I got a good deal on the Late Paul Wellstone's used bus. I'd sell it to you, but it only turns Left.

37 posted on 12/04/2006 1:45:16 PM PST by You Dirty Rats
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To: You Dirty Rats

I'd already printed 5000 lawn signs you dirty rat.


38 posted on 12/04/2006 1:45:26 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: You Dirty Rats
Chad and I took our shot in 04.

We had the perfect campaign slogan too. "Give us money and we might not hurt you" It had the ring of honesty not often seen in politics.

But then we were sued by the DNC for copyright infringement and the whole thing got really messy...

39 posted on 12/04/2006 1:46:15 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Those who call their fellow citizens Sheeple are just ticked they were not chosen as Shepherds)
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To: Allegra
Well, technically, she's not really a girl..

Operation or not, 3-color calicos are always female. Damn, that college education was worth something.

40 posted on 12/04/2006 1:47:23 PM PST by CholeraJoe (Spork weasels ain't afraid of nuthin' but running out of sardines.)
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To: theDentist
it was 38 cents.

Funny, I only saw 25 cents. You'll have to speak to my campaign finance director. I don't know exactly who he is or where he works, as it's all done by mail. Some guy named "Duke" who said he was a real Ace or something. He said he had experience in Congress.

41 posted on 12/04/2006 1:47:36 PM PST by You Dirty Rats
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Send the yard signs to Bill Clinton's tax attorney. He'll triple the cost and deduct it from their tax returns. In return they'll send you some used clothes.


42 posted on 12/04/2006 1:48:58 PM PST by You Dirty Rats
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To: You Dirty Rats; TonyRo76

Perhaps it is time for us all to unite behind Tonyro76?

He'll never cave!


43 posted on 12/04/2006 1:49:22 PM PST by WhiteGuy (GO BUCKS 12-0)
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To: CholeraJoe
Operation or not, 3-color calicos are always female. Damn, that college education was worth something.

Hey, hey, now...you're crimping my SPIN, man! This campaign manager stuff is stressful. But I could be the next Karl Rove.

44 posted on 12/04/2006 1:53:48 PM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
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To: You Dirty Rats

Well I am fudging a little this is actually the step were I coyly mention to friends that I might be interested in running. Everyone can feel free to mention my interest to the press.


45 posted on 12/04/2006 1:53:55 PM PST by nomorelurker (wetraginhell)
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To: You Dirty Rats
Send the yard signs to Bill Clinton's tax attorney. He'll triple the cost and deduct it from their tax returns. In return they'll send you some used clothes.

You should run, you're a natural.

46 posted on 12/04/2006 1:59:00 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: You Dirty Rats

I guess your dear wife didn't tell you that I decided on Saturday not to run for President either because I have too many dropped stitches I have to pick up and don't have time to campaign.

And would you belive they're on an elephant sweater?


47 posted on 12/04/2006 5:47:04 PM PST by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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