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Republican Presidential Candidate Debate #1~ Reagan Library 05/03/07 - Official Discussion Thread

Posted on 05/03/2007 3:19:11 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture

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To: calcowgirl
And then he went on to avoid responding to the question of Christians, instead opening his arms to Democrats and Independents and how we need to "define the Republican party to fit today."

I'm only grateful he hasn't vowed (yet) to send the cattle cars to take the Christians to the camps.

After all, a man who would pay to kill his own grandchild is capable of anything. Anything.
2,601 posted on 05/04/2007 2:23:12 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Election Math For Dummies: GOP ÷ Rudi = Hillary)
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To: Liz
Time for a humor break...In the "Hillary Watch" blog on NRO, I just read that.."if Barak Obama had been asked the question that Rudy got, about the difference between a Sunni and a Shia, Obama might have answered...'well..back when I was in school in the madrassas, the imams taught me that....' "
2,602 posted on 05/04/2007 2:51:52 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: brazzaville
To me, Romney came across as shallow, a politician to the core, and I don’t buy anything he says.

Who cares? He looked great. Brylcream in the hair. Speaking like a professional who should be doing radio commercials.

I love Fred's ideas but in watching his interview with Sean, he looked like death warmed over. Bags under his eyes. I was waiting for a creature with hood and scythe to tap him on the shoulder.

If we can just figure out how to put Fred Thompson's brain in Mitt Romney's body, and add a little touch of Ron Paul's limited Government Constitutionalist/libertarian streak, along with the Hucksters' appeal to 15 Evangelical voters...WE HAVE A WINNER! A legend in fact.

2,603 posted on 05/04/2007 3:15:53 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
If we can just figure out how to put Fred Thompson's brain in Mitt Romney's body

I'm speechless. With laughter.

Dude, you're the Republican Frankenstein.
2,604 posted on 05/04/2007 3:48:32 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Election Math For Dummies: GOP ÷ Rudi = Hillary)
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To: George W. Bush

Thanks. Watching 10 candidates trying to pretend to be something they will never be...Ronald Reagan...is liable to do that to a viewer like myself.

Instead of trying to be the next Ronald Reagan, somebody should be trying to be the first Romney, McCain, Paul.

I specifically left out that other guy whose name is now verboten on FR. It’s not my site, it’s Jim’s, so I’m just playing by the rules of the owner. I believe in private property with a passion.

PS: I expect that you will veto the latest thought crime legislation that Congress passed yesterday, right George?


2,605 posted on 05/04/2007 4:01:55 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
Lemme check with Karl and Dick. I'll get back to you. I promise!

I think Romney and Paul were what they are and have always been fundamentally.

I think McStain is in his dotage and can't decide what to morph into next.

I think Rudi finally realized just what he got himself into, finally realizing how completely isolated NYC is from the rest of the country (the reason why their representatives are always ignored in Congress). The exception of Schumer's Senate ascendancy will soon burst like a balloon, vain and useless one-trick pony that he is.
2,606 posted on 05/04/2007 4:09:50 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Election Math For Dummies: GOP ÷ Rudi = Hillary)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
If we can just figure out how to put Fred Thompson's brain in Mitt Romney's body, and add a little touch of Ron Paul's limited Government Constitutionalist/libertarian streak, along with the Hucksters' appeal to 15 Evangelical voters...WE HAVE A WINNER! A legend in fact.

Actually, make that over 100 million evangelicals of which we signed up 15 million new GOP voters in 2004 alone and you'd be about right.

And that monster you're trying to create? It's been done already. His name was Ronald Reagan and the Democrats still have nightmares at the memory of him.
2,607 posted on 05/04/2007 4:12:41 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Election Math For Dummies: GOP ÷ Rudi = Hillary)
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To: George W. Bush; All
I was referring to HR 1592,GW

You will veto the thought crime legislation right?

I would love to see what a Frankenstein candidate would look like. Take the 10 candidates and their best features and put them into one person.

What characteristics from the 10 candidates make for the best option for POTUS?

I'll open it up for FReeper debate minus the lib PMSNBC moderator.

2,608 posted on 05/04/2007 4:25:57 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
You will veto the thought crime legislation right?

So 'I' said. Count on it.
2,609 posted on 05/04/2007 4:39:01 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Election Math For Dummies: GOP ÷ Rudi = Hillary)
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To: takenoprisoner

Anyone who believes in jury nullification on a specific case because they have some problem with the country’s foreign policy isn’t playing with a full deck.


2,610 posted on 05/04/2007 5:04:31 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: TAdams8591
Maybe Condi will run as a VP.

Maybe. I wish she'd run the State Department into the ground first, though.

= )

2,611 posted on 05/04/2007 6:27:04 PM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: EternalVigilance
When a politician hasn't aged well, his/her supporters always dig up some campaign photo from a dozen years earlier and use it to promote them. Here are some others we keep hearing about:

RON PAUL
DECADE OLD PHOTO-OP SHOWN BY SUPPORTERS

WHAT HE ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE

RUDY GIULIANI
DECADE OLD PHOTO-OP SHOWN BY SUPPORTERS

WHAT HE ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE

AL GORE
DECADE OLD PHOTO-OP SHOWN BY SUPPORTERS

WHAT HE ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE

2,612 posted on 05/04/2007 6:36:11 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Don't blame Illinois for Pelosi, we elected ROSKAM)
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To: oneamericanvoice
Oh - sorry you didn't get to see it all. Understand being at work during these events - I miss a lot that way (though not work the night shift).

Watched part of the replay last night at 11:00 - but fell asleep! Need to see more debates, read up a LOT on each candidate's positions on issues.

Thinking back - I think the idea of a national ID card was the biggest surprise. WAsn't that endorsed by at least half of them? I know it was in ref. to illegal aliens....but still, scary.

The Dems think they have THE winning issue in the Iraq war. Yet Hitlery herself stumbled bigtime by threatening to revoke the Congressional approval of going to "war" (military force). She will NOT succeed and has made a major blunder while trying to appease the Dems/Independents who think Obama is now the one for them.....so the Iraq war is a quandary not a given for the Dems asa winning issue.

Anyway - as biased as Chrissy's questions were - the candidates handled them very well, I thought.

So we have several good choices....but who can defeat the beast or her sub beast Obama? That will be the question.

2,613 posted on 05/04/2007 6:42:56 PM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: BillyBoy

That’s funny!


2,614 posted on 05/04/2007 6:45:10 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("A [Free] Republic, if you can keep it.")
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To: EternalVigilance
You want scary before and after pictures? How about this:

The Huckster saw the big white light after his near death experience at the hands of that global health menace, KFC Original Recipe Chicken:

It's now trans fat free. The Gubmint has given fast food a new license to promote health food with the hysteria! Trans fat free!!! Now you can eat as much of it as you want and not excercise. It's healthy!

EV, as a religious person you have to explain this to me. The Huckster is a preacher. He believes in eternal paradise. Wouldn't it have been much better to just let go and see his grandma and grandpa in Heaven? Why did he have to come back here and tell everyone in Arkansas (I've never been there, can't name 3 cities in the state, I'm sure it's a nice place and has nice people but I don't care what happens there since I will probably never visit) how to live? If you want to see something really ugly, ask me to post an article about how the Huckster got his smoking ban bill passed after he came back from the great beyond.

2,615 posted on 05/04/2007 7:56:10 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

lol...


2,616 posted on 05/04/2007 8:00:05 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("A [Free] Republic, if you can keep it.")
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To: ken5050

LOL——sounds like something “Barry” (as he was known in those days) would say.


2,617 posted on 05/04/2007 8:14:25 PM PDT by Liz (Hunter: For some candidates, a conservative constituency is an inconvenience. For me, it is my hope.)
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To: BillyBoy
Good post!

I had begun to suspect that some of those photos were not current. Imagine my shock when you posted this proof. LOL.

It is kind of silly. Like we're not all going to see what they really look like under the studio lights and out in the primary states.
2,618 posted on 05/04/2007 9:32:28 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Election Math For Dummies: GOP ÷ Rudi = Hillary)
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To: Old_Mil

AARP will be the new shadow government in a few years.


2,619 posted on 05/05/2007 5:01:46 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ("I should've been a plumber." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Did Reagan have a rule about not speaking ill of leftist RINO’s?


2,620 posted on 05/05/2007 10:14:02 AM PDT by NavVet (O)
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To: jwalsh07

“My perspective is in focus. Sitting on your arse waiting for whackjobs to find ways to inflcit maximum damage on your fellow countrymen is a left wing nut position. I don’t like Rudy but he and President Bush are exactly right. Good offense is exponentially better than good defense.”

Arguing A) “Good offense is exponentially better than good defense” and even getting me to confirm its truth does not mean B) A pro-war Republican will be elected. The problem with far too many of the ten is that they are easily felled by corrupt logrolling charges—all that the left needs to make them appear part of the problem to conservatives sick of business as usual.

If you think Iraq is the only or primary issue in the 2008 election, you are delusional. It may be the most important issue, but if it were the only issue to conservatives, seems to me there’d be a lot more Republicans in Congress right now. The proof was in the last election—we want NATIONALIST, CONSTITUTIONALIST, Republicans to vote for, and if we don’t get them, we won’t buy the “must vote the lesser of two evils” line any more. That ship sailed when Mr. ‘Compassionate Conservative’ started collaborating with Teddy Kennedy.


2,621 posted on 05/05/2007 11:37:28 AM PDT by LibertarianInExile (A government, for protecting business only...soon falls by its own corruption." Amos Alcott)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

“If only it were somehow possible to squeeze that into the space allotted, I’d make that my new sig line in a nanosecond. ;)”

Check mine.


2,622 posted on 05/05/2007 11:51:00 AM PDT by LibertarianInExile (If ‘He can win,’ is your first defense, obviously, that’s his one plus--not his conservatism.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
Good morning.
“Who cares? He looked great.’

Absolutely. That’s just what I’m looking for in a world leader in war time.

How long until the primary?

Michael Frazier

2,623 posted on 05/05/2007 11:59:19 AM PDT by brazzaville (No surrender, no retreat. Well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: colorcountry

You still haven’t posted any facts, any proof. Just vague accusations and innuendo.

How does Mark Willes once being the top guy at the Times have anything whatsoever to do with Romney making his money handling the Church’s assets?

Answer: nothing. There is no connection. Romney has nothing to do with managing Church assets. I suspect you have no case, just a chip on your shoulder.


2,624 posted on 05/05/2007 3:21:32 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (Don't let the Gang of Three (Pelosi, Reid, Hillary) fight the War on Terror.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Keep believing it.

The only reason I said anything was to combat this tripe that Romney is a self made man. He was born with a silver spoon and all the contacts personal, religious and business that come from having a daddy who is a big name in all three.

Of course so did George W. Bush, but no one was claiming he was “self-made.”


2,625 posted on 05/05/2007 3:32:20 PM PDT by colorcountry (An Honest Man will change his thoughts to match the truth and a Dishonest Man will change the truth)
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To: Eric Blair 2084; Ultra Sonic 007

You left out Hunter’s clarity on China!


2,626 posted on 05/05/2007 7:49:49 PM PDT by James W. Fannin
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To: brazzaville
You're talking to the wrong person. I personally don't care if the POTUS looks like Freddy Krueger from "A Nightmare on Elm Street":

I'm one of the 1% of Americans who actually care about the issues and substance.

2,627 posted on 05/05/2007 8:01:32 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: James W. Fannin

I don’t feel like watching the whole thing again or reading the entire transcipt for a second time.

Can you please do me a favor and give me the Readers Digest/ Cliff Note version.

What China comment are you referring to.

Thanks.


2,628 posted on 05/05/2007 8:14:37 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
I'm one of the 1% of Americans who actually care about the issues and substance.

Uh-oh. One of the Dreaded Unappeasables!

How do you expect anyone to pander to you with a position like that?

"Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store."

What, you don't have such convenience stores where you live? Poor guy. Move to a real state.
2,629 posted on 05/05/2007 11:30:37 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Election Math For Dummies: GOP ÷ Rudi = Hillary)
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To: Eric Blair 2084; Ultra Sonic 007
Here you are, sir:
REP. HUNTER: Chris, thanks very much. John's not the only guy with a defense background. I've been chairman of the Armed Services Committee for the last four years. I've helped to rebuild national defense. We have worked hard to make sure that our people have enough pay, that they've got the ammunition, that they've got the equipment, while at the same time looking over the horizon to look at the new threat of an emerging China and an Iran that is pursuing nuclear weapons and a Korea that already has some and is moving to get the means for delivery. So a strong national defense, the trademark of Ronald Reagan, is what I would pursue.

MR. VANDEHEI: Congressman Hunter, Ryan from Los Angeles wants you to name one thing that the federal government does really well and one thing that it does poorly.

REP. HUNTER: Yeah. Really well: precision munitions on Mr. Zarqawi's safe house. (Laughter.)

Really poorly: secure the border. Right now the border is 2,000 miles of a very porous area where hundreds of thousands of people come across on an annual basis. And last year we had 155,000 folks who came across from Mexico who were from other countries in the world -- some from Communist China, some from Iran, some from Korea. We have to secure the border. That's the biggest failure of the federal government.

REP. HUNTER: You know, we won World War II, World War I and the Cold War with a major industrial base. We're losing our industrial base through bad trade policy right now. China is cheating on trade. I would enforce trade laws. That's something that the president is not doing.
Source: iht.com (print format).
2,630 posted on 05/06/2007 5:41:53 AM PDT by James W. Fannin
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To: Eric Blair 2084
Good morning.
“I’m one of the 1% of Americans who actually care about the issues and substance.”

I’m sorry, I misunderstood your comments about Mitt’s polished appearance and Fred Thompson’s down home look to mean that you thought that mattered.

Personally, I’m still waiting for Newt but I’ll take Duncan Hunter.

Michael Frazier

2,631 posted on 05/06/2007 7:54:32 AM PDT by brazzaville (No surrender, no retreat. Well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: Texas_Jarhead

You’re welcome. I wish I hadn’t fallen asleep before the debate...


2,632 posted on 05/06/2007 11:31:10 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Reporter: Are you surprised? Nancy Pelosi: No. My eyes always look like this.)
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To: brazzaville

Newt is done in my book. When he bent over for John Kerry in the supposed “Global Warming Debate” by saying he agreed with 60% of his book.

Newt is a lot smarter than me and probably thinks he can spin this into a Right Wing Green movement calling for nuclear power plants. Make the issue our own and solve it our way. I think I know where he is going. Environmental Judo. He better be a 4th degree Black Belt in the art form. he’s up against Bruce Lee backed by the Soviet Army.


2,633 posted on 05/06/2007 3:21:36 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Raquel

Chris Matthews showed his true lib colors. Interesting that he gave Giuliani another bite at the abortion question and Rudy proceeded to blow it. At least Matthews wasn’t spitting on people (as he did to Michelle Malkin).


2,634 posted on 05/07/2007 10:33:16 AM PDT by juliej (vote gop)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
CNN:

Giuliani reiterates his support for public funding of abortions.

VIDEO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZe1j4csMq8&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fblog%2Ethevanguard%2Eorg%2Fcategory%2Fchristianity%2F


2,635 posted on 05/08/2007 2:57:18 AM PDT by XR7
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To: juliej

After recent experience, I won’t be automatically voting Republican in national elections anymore, but Im still concerned that the country not revert to media-choice, by default. It appears the media will manipulate and obscure the Republican candidates by rolling out their favorite topic, abortion.

Sunday morning on ABC This Week w/George Snuffalopalus, Rep. Tom Tancredo, a man who has something to say on the immigration/borders issue, was barely allowed to speak on that important issue so that George could breathlessly inquire about...abortion, and not even some relevant aspect of the abortion issue. The ponderous arcane esoteric dimension. Something to keep his mouth moving. So, even while failing to shed any light on the abortion issue which you just know George is so interested in, he passed up on his opportunity to ask some really important questions of Tom Tancredo, which the audience would have enjoyed and been enlightened to hear.

Who hires these clowns like Chris Matthews and George Stuffalotafluf? The media is our biggest problem. You can turn off that TV and get a much better bang for your buck on the internet. These guys are no longer remotely credible. I much prefer listening to Alex Jones on his daily broadcast than the tired and predictable Limbaugh, too.


2,636 posted on 05/08/2007 6:21:38 AM PDT by RodneyPorter (the MEDIA is the problem)
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To: BillyBoy

Isn’t it the issues that matter?


2,637 posted on 05/08/2007 6:23:06 AM PDT by RodneyPorter (infowars dot com)
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To: RodneyPorter

chris Matthews time had come and gone and George Suffapoleupyourass is just another pretty boy.


2,638 posted on 05/08/2007 8:26:53 AM PDT by juliej (vote gop)
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The Unit is on at 9 =(


2,639 posted on 05/15/2007 4:29:17 PM PDT by wastedyears (I was opposed to Rudy in the mid 1990s when he took my fireworks away. I was but a little boy.)
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Next debate...

Republican Presidential Candidate Debate #2 - Columbia, SC 05/15/07 - Official Discussion Thread

2,640 posted on 05/15/2007 4:33:32 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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