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Republican Response to The One- - Jindal - LIVE THREAD

Posted on 02/24/2009 7:14:01 PM PST by Jean S

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To: sometime lurker
See my replies upthread. The damage to Palin may not be undone in four years enough to appeal to independents and other average voters, but certainly she should be able to repair her image in eight.

Jindal hasn't got it. I don't see him appealing to independents in numbers needed to win, at any time and we cannot afford to take the risk. 2012 is too important. We need a strong candidate with style, substance and gravitas and that's not Jindal.

751 posted on 02/24/2009 11:28:45 PM PST by TAdams8591 (When Obama FAILS, America SUCCEEDS.)
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To: TAdams8591

The damage to Palin may not be undone in four years enough to appeal to independents and other average voters, but certainly she should be able to repair her image in eight. Jindal hasn't got it. I don't see him appealing to independents in numbers needed to win, at any time and we cannot afford to take the risk. 2012 is too important. We need a strong candidate with style, substance and gravitas and that's not Jindal.

I think it's going to be harder to undo the kind of image that was pinned on Palin then to improve a blah delivery style. Palin clearly has it on style, but I think Jindal has it on substance and will have it on gravitas. But too early to tell, really, and no one knows what other conservatives with all three could emerge.

752 posted on 02/24/2009 11:39:46 PM PST by sometime lurker
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To: sometime lurker
Not only is Jindal blah, he's Geeky and definitely not the type to attract independents and swing voters. Furthermore, he's so young (and it shows) that he will still be too young in 2012. Even with maturity it is unlikely he'll lose the goofy, geeky aspect to his personality.

Palin is such a natural and so likeable, there isn't a doubt in my mind she'll be ready to run and win in 2016. We won't have to work hard to undo any of it. She'll do most of it on her own.

753 posted on 02/24/2009 11:57:38 PM PST by TAdams8591 (When Obama FAILS, America SUCCEEDS.)
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To: TAdams8591
Palin is such a natural and so likeable, there isn't a doubt in my mind she'll be ready to run and win in 2016. We won't have to work hard to undo any of it. She'll do most of it on her own.

I agree 100% !!! Sarah Palin is the best, the most articulate, the most natural, the most energizing Republican there is today. 99% of the things that she was criticized for (primarily the hit jobs with Charlie Gibson & Katie Couric) would have been avoided or negated if Sarah had not been set up to fail by McLame's handlers. Let Sarah be Sarah, and she will kick @$$ in 2012. She's the best candidate we got!!!
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754 posted on 02/25/2009 12:10:25 AM PST by rcrngroup
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To: rabscuttle385

John’s instincts are so bad, he needs a handler, and a quick retirement provided by his constituents.


755 posted on 02/25/2009 12:11:47 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Resolved: Gregg, McCain, Snowe, Spectre: 2010, Collins, Graham: 2014)
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To: Jean S; All

Wow! How long has it been since we heard that kind of a delivery out of a Republican? Amazing! Very craftily presented.

Kudos to Jindal.


756 posted on 02/25/2009 12:13:43 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Resolved: Gregg, McCain, Snowe, Spectre: 2010, Collins, Graham: 2014)
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To: utahson; LikeLight

We don’t ‘cheer on our dear leader.’ Our job isn’t to support anyone with an R after his name. We need to be critical and honest at this stage. It appears that Jindal crashed and burned - some of it probably due to the setting of talking in a room to a camera. They should have done this in front of a live audience of Republicans.


757 posted on 02/25/2009 12:15:51 AM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: redk
Wow you guys are tough crowd.

That's the problem - this ISNT a tough crowd. This is a crowd that is the most favorable and forgiving one he is going to find.

758 posted on 02/25/2009 12:18:16 AM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: ScottinVA

It doesn’t have to be that way. He could have given the speech from a podium in front of an audience.


759 posted on 02/25/2009 12:19:19 AM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: rabscuttle385; All

You being a young Republican, I welcome you here. You’re not arguing for leftist views. You are complaining that our so-called Republicans(D) don’t express them, are not well grounded, and stab us in the back at every opportunity. For the life of me, I don’t see the problem with that.

As a 57 year old Republican, I do the same thing, and I will continue to do the same thing until I’m toes up.

Folks, if you’re having a problem with a guy who is advocating we return to true Conservative ideals, I’d suggest you re-evaluate your beliefs.

We have primaries coming up a little more than a year away from now, and this is precisely the time we need to be kicking the tires and checking under the hood for the proper candidate to replace McCain and the other RINOs.

I suggest we spend our time doing that and spend a little less time attacking those who share our desire for a return to bedrock Conservatism.


760 posted on 02/25/2009 12:21:08 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Resolved: Gregg, McCain, Snowe, Spectre: 2010, Collins, Graham: 2014)
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To: utahson; Victory111
You are exactly incorrect.

Charisma is unecessary if you are a dictator. It is only in democracies that a leader requires Charisma because he must motivate with his character, his presentation, his words - where in a dictatorship, the dictator can motivate with his guns.

761 posted on 02/25/2009 12:29:08 AM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: rabscuttle385
I never campaigned for Obama.

Yes you did. When it came down to Obama vs. McCain, you and your fellow Paulistinians rallied against McCain, because you favored Obama over McCain. This is because Obama shares the blame-America-first foreign policy mindset as Ron Paul.

Given a choice between McCain and Obama, I choose "none of the above."

Given a choice between McCain and Obama, you favored Obama. This makes your intentions no different than any of the lefties who act as disrupters.

Not quite. Of the Republican candidates left standing...

As you already know, my argument has no relevance to the GOP primary. What I'm saying is, you, your fellow Paulistinians, and the far left, all favored Obama over McCain. The rest of your post is filled with nothing but non sequiturs that have no relevance to my argument.

762 posted on 02/25/2009 12:49:19 AM PST by death2tyrants
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To: Severa

That’s how it was when I was in HS (’87-’90). There wasn’t even a section on the Vietnam War. I took an elective Social Studies class my Senior Year in HS — Current Events — and THAT is when I learned what I did about politics & events in the The Cold War Era & Vietnam - at least the parts I learned in school. But, I was lucky to have a good teacher, and I was lucky to have taken that class. Had I not taken that class the last required time period we learned about in History class was WWII and the period immediately following it!


763 posted on 02/25/2009 1:54:29 AM PST by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: utahson; rabscuttle385
Love how you continue to attack conservatives [...]

What "conservatives" are you referring to?

764 posted on 02/25/2009 2:09:08 AM PST by roamer_1 (Proud 1%er... Reagan Conservatism is the only way forward.)
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To: utahson; rabscuttle385
No you were attacking Jindal not McCain, good try.

ROTFLMAO!! Now Jindal is a "conservative"? Same old question:

How does Jindal (on his record) prove that he can harness all three pillars of Conservatism? If you cannot answer that question (which you cannot), then Jindal is not a Conservative.

765 posted on 02/25/2009 2:15:36 AM PST by roamer_1 (Proud 1%er... Reagan Conservatism is the only way forward.)
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To: F16Fighter
Jindal lacks gravitas as we saw tonight; Palin is too "conservative" for the GOP; and Romney's conservative bonafides are a question mark.

Incorrect. NONE of the above are conservative enough. NONE of the above can serve all three pillars of Conservatism, and all of the above will fail, or at best, squeak by.

766 posted on 02/25/2009 2:31:44 AM PST by roamer_1 (Proud 1%er... Reagan Conservatism is the only way forward.)
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To: Dream Warrior; Melas
Melas can't be one of us or he would be defending any conservative in light of the current situation. I smell a troll.

The problem is that you are not defending Conservatives.

767 posted on 02/25/2009 2:34:19 AM PST by roamer_1 (Proud 1%er... Reagan Conservatism is the only way forward.)
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To: DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385
You being a young Republican Conservative, I welcome you here.

I second that- and there are damn few here, especially young ones.

As a 57 year old Republican, I do the same thing, and I will continue to do the same thing until I’m toes up.

Well, D1, I am 10 years behind you, but I plan on doing the very same thing.

Folks, if you’re having a problem with a guy who is advocating we return to true Conservative ideals, I’d suggest you re-evaluate your beliefs.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

768 posted on 02/25/2009 2:41:30 AM PST by roamer_1 (Proud 1%er... Reagan Conservatism is the only way forward.)
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To: roamer_1

Your point about “Conservative” vs Republican is well taken.

There are many college campuses these days with ‘Young Republicans’ clubs on them. They are pretty sound Conservatives. I plug them whenever I get the chance.

Thanks for the nice comments.


769 posted on 02/25/2009 2:48:35 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Resolved: Gregg, McCain, Snowe, Spectre: 2010, Collins, Graham: 2014)
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To: death2tyrants; rabscuttle385
Yes you did. When it came down to Obama vs. McCain, you and your fellow Paulistinians rallied against McCain

A good portion of those on rabscuttle's lists are hard core Reaganites, myself included. Yes there are Libertarians too, as in the current Republican climate, it seems the last of the Reagan Coalition other than the Reagan core not willing to sell out are the civil libertarians.

That you would call them liberal says more about the NeoCon Republicans than it does about the Libertarians. When you assault Conservatives for standing upon principle, there is little wonder why Conservatives no longer support Republicans.

770 posted on 02/25/2009 2:52:09 AM PST by roamer_1 (Proud 1%er... Reagan Conservatism is the only way forward.)
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To: WatchOutForSnakes

Great oratory gave us Reagan, Lincoln, of course, Teddy Roosevelt. Right? These are times that call for someone with stentorian stature and great oratorical skills, failing the stentorian, I’ll take the oratory for $100.00. V’s wife.


771 posted on 02/25/2009 3:13:19 AM PST by ventana
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To: Syncro

ditto. V’s wife. (I’m gonna listen to Rush today).


772 posted on 02/25/2009 3:14:19 AM PST by ventana
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To: F16Fighter
I have been a conservative all my life, and I love what Sarah believes in. Facts are she just isn't my choice right now. We've got to find a great conservative who will return the mantle of Reagan, and it a'int her.

Don't get me wrong, if she secures the nomination, I'll support her, wholeheartedly, but right now, I think we have other options to lead the conservative movement. And as far as the attacks from the pro-Palin group, this already wreaks of the RomneyBot attacks many made after a lot of us supported Fred in 2008.

773 posted on 02/25/2009 3:43:34 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: GeronL
I understand the concept of hit pieces, but it is impossible to edit:

1. Unable to respond to what VP duties are.

2. Alaskan proximity as experience in foreign policy.

3. Bridge to no where comments

4. The newspaper reading competencies.

5. Knowledge of Supreme court rulings.

Again I reiterate, I love Sarah, and her conservative stances. In fact, I was as excited as anyone else when she delivered her acceptance speech last fall. But since, I have come to the conclusion that I can not support her unless she is the general election candidate. So at this point it's either Jindal or Sanford for me.

And as far as Jindal's falling short last night, just remember the bent one failed at his 1988 dim key note address. So it's too early publishing Bobby's politcal obit yer.

......and Rick Santelli as Sec. of Treas. in 2012

774 posted on 02/25/2009 4:05:23 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Palladin
Sexist, because I won't support Sarah?

I think you left the saracasm tag off, or has the PC light been turned on here at FR?

775 posted on 02/25/2009 4:07:02 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: rintense
"you are a rank amateur and need to go back to school."

Wow were you a former RomenyBot? This sounds like the same tactic....Insult if you don't agree. You post at du too?

I've been a staunch conservative since 1975, and I want the whole package like Reagan. That person is still out there to find, but it isn't Sarah.

776 posted on 02/25/2009 4:11:14 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: mbraynard

Very smart! Good idea: speech from podium.


777 posted on 02/25/2009 4:11:15 AM PST by ventana
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To: Norman Bates
I take the “terrible speech” back...I didn't even listen as I was so disappointed. The Pundit Pit just agreed with the Friends that it wasn't Bobby's “best night” but like Bubba at the DNC Convention he can make a comeback.
778 posted on 02/25/2009 4:32:33 AM PST by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: mbraynard
Charisma is unecessary if you are a dictator. It is only in democracies that a leader requires Charisma because he must motivate with his character, his presentation, his words - where in a dictatorship, the dictator can motivate with his guns.

It's not so much that dictators requires charisma. It's more like there are a lot of dictators with charisma. Also a president's main job isn't to motivate the populace or even congress with his or her charm. It's to protect our liberty.
779 posted on 02/25/2009 4:51:02 AM PST by Nemes1s
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To: utahson; rabscuttle385
RE “I was not defending McCain. I was defending Jindal. I am thankful GWB kept my family and friends safe for seven years. For that I am eternally grateful for him.

Sorry my mistake . Jindal got a few good punches in but.... I got worried when he talked about the feds fixing stuff like health care ALA Bush fixing medicare. Bush has created such a mess with his reckless deficit spending and his unpopularity, and yet he was sold to us by talk radio as the conservative messiah, another Reagan(They dont talk that way anymore) . The thoughts of elected republicans using the government to fix anything else is scary. Yet the media and public demand it from them, hands always out.We need to point out WHY Obama is killing private industry and increasing welfare and government.

Keeping your family safe is a pretty low standard. They are likely to be TOO safe under the democrats and socialism that Bush/McCain gave us.

780 posted on 02/25/2009 4:59:31 AM PST by sickoflibs (Keynesian Economics : "If you won't spend your money WE WILL!")
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To: death2tyrants; rabscuttle385

***Given a choice between McCain and Obama, you and the other Paulistinians favored Obama, because he subscribes to the blame-America-first foreign policy of Ron Paul***

That’s a choice?


781 posted on 02/25/2009 5:02:08 AM PST by djsherin (Government is essentially the negation of liberty.)
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To: Lou Budvis
I hate to break it to you, but Gibson wasn't on trial, Palin was.

As to Bristol Palin, it strikes at the core of Conservative values. Un-wed mothers are the single greatest social problem America faces.

Ann Coulter is correct when she states that being the child of an unwed mother is the single most accurate predictor of criminal behavior, incarceration, drug use, illegitimacy, and permanent welfare dependency. If Bristol isn't going to get married, that child would be far better off being adopted by a married couple.

A parent cannot always prevent their child from making a mistake...that is true...but once that mistake is made, they have an obligation to make certain that the mistake their child made isn't compounded by further bad decisions.

Bristol had no business appearing on television in an interview...bad decision. That child needs both a father and a mother...so far, bad decision. Allowing Bristol to raise that child rather than giving it up for adoption...bad decision...especially for the child.

Either you are a Conservative and hold Conservative values, or you aren't. Conservatives believe that un-wed mothers are an unfortunate blight on our society and the victims of that blight are the very babies we seek to protect from abortionists. The decision to have a baby is accompanied by certain obligations, the single most important of which is making decisions that are best for the baby, not the parent.
"I could not care less if Bristol Palin ever gets married. That’s her business."
It is not "her business" if she raises that child without a father...it is the child's business. It is selfish Liberal twaddle to assert that Bristol is noble and valiant for raising the child by herself...the child is the victim.

Of Course Bristol is lucky enough to be the child of parents with some degree of financial means and so her child will more likely escape these negative consequences but there is no guarantee and it serves as a very negative example for other teens out there whose parents aren't as well equipped to deal with an un-wed daughter/parent.
782 posted on 02/25/2009 5:04:45 AM PST by Sudetenland (Victory in 2012...but first Victory in 2010!!!)
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To: Miss Didi

Schmucky on F&F right now bashing Jindal again.


783 posted on 02/25/2009 5:10:38 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (Obama's administration is his merry band of "men in tights".)
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To: tiredoflaundry
Schmucky telling the Friends that Barry is going to address terrorism by going into Afghanistan...my gosh, what a way to start Ash Wednesday screaming at the TV!
784 posted on 02/25/2009 5:15:07 AM PST by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi
I know! LOL

It is starting to look as if Schmucky is going to be the "attack" dog for the administration. I guess they figure no one in the media would dare call the Schmuckster out for his lies, and he is always in front of some camera!

785 posted on 02/25/2009 5:22:56 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (Obama's administration is his merry band of "men in tights".)
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To: Nemes1s

You have failed modern politics.


786 posted on 02/25/2009 5:23:06 AM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: Miss Didi

Did you see this? Overbite is an arse.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/02/msnbc_oh_god.html


787 posted on 02/25/2009 5:31:13 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (Obama's administration is his merry band of "men in tights".)
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To: tiredoflaundry

Yes—the Friends have been talking about it all morning.


788 posted on 02/25/2009 5:39:12 AM PST by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Arizona Carolyn
I know your being honest and I appreciate that. As I said in my post, Jindal didn't perform that well tonight and Palin didn't perform too great with her media interviews so I'm not being their cheerleaders. In fact I haven't even picked a favorite candidate yet because we still have a while to go before the Republican primaries, and I imagine there will be more Republicans jumping in to run for the nomination, and one or more of them could be better than Plain and Jindal. I'll just have to wait and see.

I plan on waiting for the Republican debates to decide which candidate I'll support, because the debates will determine for me which candidate has what it takes to lead our party to victory. I just hope conservatives will wait till then to pass judgment on which ever candidate is running. I sure don't want to be stuck with another McCain because too many conservatives sat on their hands during the primary because the candidate they thought was their last great hope fizzled or bombed, aka Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter.

789 posted on 02/25/2009 5:39:43 AM PST by Victory Rocks (Our brave troops are the real peacemakers.)
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To: Melas
I can’t wait to hear Jindal, and wish he were POTUS!

He will be one day.

Perhaps in 2021, following Palin's two-year term.

790 posted on 02/25/2009 6:18:00 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: MilspecRob
First time I've heard him speak, like a cold mashed potato sandwich, without salt

I thought I recognized that sentence...you posted the same thing at DU. What's up with that?

791 posted on 02/25/2009 6:22:32 AM PST by ravingnutter
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To: utahson; rabscuttle385
RE :”I was defending Jindal

Laura Ingrahm is ripping Jindal’s speech right now. He says that Obama knows how to give a moving speech but that republicans have no similar orator. I said before that Fred Thompson is an expert at sounding good ripping democrats on camera. He already did the video months ago.

792 posted on 02/25/2009 6:22:55 AM PST by sickoflibs (Keynesian Economics : "If you won't spend your money WE WILL!")
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To: Melas
We have a wealth of untapped, youthful, conservative, educated Republicans who carry none of Palin’s baggage.

What sort of "baggage" does Palin carry?

793 posted on 02/25/2009 6:26:13 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Melas
Sorry, I’ll never cast a vote for the woman

Will you vote for Sarah Palin if she's the Republican nominee in 2012?

794 posted on 02/25/2009 6:28:21 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: sickoflibs
The comparison she's making is weak. She's making a faulty comparison... and comparing the theatrics involved in two completely different settings. Laura is comparing a Obama political rally to a Jindal conversation. Jindal didn't have a crowd to talk to... had he raised his voice like Obama did and shouted out each line it would have been panned. And by the way, Obama had a deer in the headlights multiple times at the beginning of his speech, and spoke out of turn again as he did during the inauguration.

Maybe everyone here is recommending next year we have a political rally (complete w/crowd) inside an arena so that our message will compare better to Obama’s speech. Maybe its a good idea, I don't know.

795 posted on 02/25/2009 6:40:09 AM PST by o2bfree
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To: MilspecRob
From DU:

Milspec Donating Member (666 posts)

What are you doing here?

796 posted on 02/25/2009 6:41:26 AM PST by ravingnutter
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To: o2bfree; utahson; rabscuttle385
Laura pointed those out a few times. They should have used this video instead a classic : Fred Thompson on the Economy.

It shows it can be done.

797 posted on 02/25/2009 6:48:03 AM PST by sickoflibs (Keynesian Economics : "If you won't spend your money WE WILL!")
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To: Fiji Hill

Grudgingly.


798 posted on 02/25/2009 6:54:08 AM PST by Melas
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To: catfish1957

Riiight. I bet if you called Rush you’d say, ‘I voted for Bush but...’


799 posted on 02/25/2009 7:12:42 AM PST by rintense (Go Israel!)
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To: All
I like Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal, and if either one got the nomination I would be proud to vote for them in the general election.

My favorite Republican though is Senator Jim DeMint, and if he were to run in the primary I would vote for him in a heart beat.

I just watched him being interviewed by Fox News and I think he's great. From what I've seen of Sen. DeMint, he seems to have a proven conservative track record, He's not afraid to mix it up with the Democrats, He articulates conservative principals in a clear and compelling manner, and he doesn't come across as a doddering old geezer or an inexperienced youth.

Now I'm sure DeMint has some faults since there is no such thing as a perfect conservative. As long as his views agree with mine 80% of the time I'm happy with him, and from what I've seen of him so far, I'm quite impressed.

Now before Palin and Jindal supporters get upset at me, I'm not trashing Palin or Jindal and would never dream of doing so, because as I said before, I like both of them and I think either one of them would be a great Commander in Chief.

If you want to see Jim DeMint in action just watch his senate speeches and debates, along with his various media interviews on YouTube.

Jim DeMint for President 2012!

800 posted on 02/25/2009 7:45:53 AM PST by Victory Rocks (Our brave troops are the real peacemakers.)
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