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  • The Temperaments of the 7 GOP Candidates

    01/02/2012 10:00:40 AM PST · by Psycholitics · 10 replies ^ | 12/31/2011 | Andrew Atkins
    Here is an interesting article on the temperaments of the 7 GOP candidates for president. It's a companion piece to an earlier article on Obama's temperament. Full article is here: Excerpt: Republican Temperament: A Guide to the Presidential Candidates By Andrew Atkins, on December 31st, 2011 Newt is an engineer, Romney is an administrator, Bachmann is an advocate, Santorum is a conservator, Paul is an organizer, Perry is an operator, Huntsman is an entertainer, and Obama is a mentor. GOP offers a diverse field for 2012 As the presidential primary race heats up, the seven Republican candidates are fighting...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham Asks Sotomayor if She Has a "Temperament Problem" - Video 7/14/09

    07/14/2009 3:31:40 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 541+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 14, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video today of Sen. Lindsey Graham asking Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, if she has a "temperament problem." Graham cited evaluations posted by lawyers who have appeared before Sotomayor on the bench as a judge. Some of the comments posted described her as: "She's a terror on the bench." "Temperamental." "Abuses lawyers." "Lacks judicial temperament." "She can be a bit of a bully." Sotomayor defended herself as being a judge who "asked tough questions of lawyers." Graham said these evaluations "stand out like a sore thumb," when compared to evaluations of other judges. . . . (Watch...
  • Enough About Obama’s Temperament

    10/16/2008 9:35:43 AM PDT · by Jbny · 43 replies · 768+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | October 16, 2008 | Abe Greenwald
    he word of the day is “temperament.” On PBS, last night after the final presidential debate, David Brooks was celebrating Barack Obama’s reassuring temperament. He told Charlie Rose that Barack Obama is like a mountain. When you go to bed–he’s there. You wake up–he’s there. You go to bed the next night–he’s there. Wake up–he’s there. It’s true: Obama does bear a striking characterological resemblance to a shapeless heap of non-living matter. Moreover, he’s accomplished about as much as a massive hump of rock.
  • Reid suggests McCain lacks temperament to be president

    09/12/2008 12:46:21 PM PDT · by NewMediaFan · 45 replies · 247+ views
    The Hill ^ | 09/12/08 02:33 PM [ET] | J. Taylor Rushing
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had some of his harshest words yet for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Friday, suggesting his colleague lacks the temperament and judgment to be president. Reid used time on the Senate floor to talk presidential politics, lumping the GOP nominee together with President Bush and drawing a clear distinction between them and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), the Democratic presidential nominee. “Our dangerous world calls for leaders with sound judgment, not those with a temperament prone to recklessness,” Reid said. “Our country deserves more than token shifts and lip service to change. We need to...
  • Meet Bill Ayers

    08/27/2008 1:00:59 AM PDT · by Slehn · 3 replies · 138+ views ^ | August 26, 2008 | Jeff Lehner
    The man in the picture is Bill Ayers. He co-founded a terrorist organization known as the 'Weather Underground' in the late 1960s that bombed - among other targets - the Pentagon, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Capitol and a New York City Police Department precinct headquarters. In 1970, the Weathermen declared war on the United States after a fellow terrorist was killed in a police raid in Chicago.
  • Kerry "Losing It'

    03/15/2004 9:26:03 PM PST · by FlashBack · 90 replies · 1,230+ views
    Sorry if this is a repeat of something already posted... Did you notice how self-righteous Kerry sounded when he DEMANDED an answer from the person in the crowd as to whether he was a Republicn or had voted for Bush...all the while dodging answering the question he was posed in the first place....a very "Dean-Like" moment in my opinion. Just steamed me up and I needed to vent. G-Block
  • Not the same kind of thing

    03/14/2004 10:28:24 AM PST · by harpu · 4 replies · 244+ views
    Fort Worth[less] Startlegram ^ | 3/14/04 | Mark Davis (who realized being a moderate ain't kewl!)
    There are few things as revealing as public figures being caught in moments when they do not know they are being overheard. Four years ago at a campaign event, when George W. Bush was caught calling a New York Times reporter a "major-league a--hole," it made every major network newscast that night. That's fine. Unguarded, unscripted moments are so rare on the campaign trail that episodes like that attract understandable attention, especially if they're a little salty. So, four years later, where were the lead stories the day that candidate John Kerry blasted his opposition as "the most crooked, lying...
  • Testing, Testing. Shrewd Politics or Kerry Foot-in-Mouth Syndrome?

    03/13/2004 6:43:37 AM PST · by Quilla · 26 replies · 171+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 13, 2004 | Adam Nagourney
    When Senator John Kerry was overheard describing his Republican opponents as "crooked" and "lying" to a voter the other day, his campaign quickly offered two explanations for the unusually harsh words. One was that Mr. Kerry did not realize he was wearing a live microphone. The other was that he said what he meant and he meant what he said. Whatever the case, there was little question that explaining an offhanded remark picked up by a microphone was hardly a new challenge for Mr. Kerry, the all-but-certain Democratic challenger to Mr. Bush. Throughout the race, Mr. Kerry has been in...
  • SMEAR FACTOR Kerry Election Strategy Clear: Smear

    03/12/2004 10:56:03 AM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 13 replies · 185+ views
      GET EMAIL NEWS CONTRIBUTE NOW   Thursday, March 11, 2004Smear Factor   SMEAR FACTORKerry Election Strategy Clear: Smear_________________________________________________________ “‘We’re going to keep pounding, let me tell you. We’re just beginning to fight here,’ Kerry said. ‘These guys are the most crooked, you know, lying group I’ve ever seen. It’s scary.’”  (Jill Zuckman and Jeff Zeleny, “Unscripted Kerry Calls GOP Liars,” Chicago Tribune, 3/11/04)JOHN KERRY HAS BEEN SMEARING PRESIDENT FOR MONTHS February 2004: Kerry Campaign Advisor Stated “[E]verything Is On The Table. Everything.”  (Robin Toner, “G.O.P. Revives Line Of Attack Against Kerry,” The New York Times, 2/5/04) December 2003: Kerry...
  • A Decent Man Would Apologize, but Kerry Will Not

    03/12/2004 8:22:24 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 35 replies · 159+ views
    Chronwatch ^ | 3/12/04 | Leo Lacayo
    In one week, John Kerry has managed to insult the intelligence of black people, degrade the American worker, make a mockery of our election finance laws, and smear our president for his fine leadership in perilous times. Not bad for one week's ''work.'' But, he was not finished. His ego overflowed, and he blithely called Republicans ''liars and crooks.'' Meanwhile, the bodies of dead Spaniards lay all over the streets of Madrid. Can someone tell me what gives this pompous windbag the right to trample all over people and not utter a word of apology? Instead of recognizing his error,...

    03/12/2004 6:55:36 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 62 replies · 159+ views
    CBSNews ^ | 3/12/04
    (CBS/AP) Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry rejected Republican demands that he apologize for calling his GOP critics "the most crooked, you know, lying group I've ever seen." A group of GOP leaders in the House and Senate called on Kerry to stop negative campaigning even as Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., said they see the Massachusetts senator as "Ted Kennedy on a South Beach diet." "I have no intention whatsoever of apologizing for my remarks," Kerry said during a Thursday news conference on the Senate side of the Capitol. "I think the Republicans need to start talking about the real issues...
  • Kerry Decries GOP as 'Crooked' and 'Lying'

    03/11/2004 1:29:49 AM PST · by dennisw · 43 replies · 159+ views
    washingtonpost ^ | Thursday, March 11, 2004; Page A06 | Dan Balz
    Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) dueled with President Bush over taxes and the economy yesterday and then, in an offhand comment to factory workers in Chicago, called the Republicans "the most crooked, you know, lying group I've ever seen," triggering an angry denunciation from Bush's campaign. Earlier, Kerry campaign spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter said the Democratic candidate had no regrets about his characterizations of the opposition. "Not at all," she said. "There's been a pretty high level of Republican attack machine working for the last four years for the sole purpose of smearing the Democrats. We're trying to make this campaign...

    03/10/2004 3:14:26 PM PST · by Steven W. · 164 replies · 1,146+ views + Live Radio ^ | 3/10/03 | Hugh Hewitt
    The difference between wrong and rotten: John Kerry crossed a line today. Working a line of supporters, one of whom encouraged him to "keep smiling," Kerry, obviously thinking the microphones were off, said "Don't worry man. We're going to keep pounding. We're just beginning to fight here. These guys, er, these guys are the most crooked, you know, lying group of people I've ever seen." The tape aired on CNN, and I will be replaying it dozens of times on air for the country to hear this afternoon and evening. Kerry obviously meant the president, the vice president, Karl Rove...
  • Kerry's mouth

    03/03/2004 11:00:12 PM PST · by kattracks · 35 replies · 169+ views
    <p>A year ago, Sen. John Kerry stated, "What we need now is not just a regime change in Saddam Hussein in Iraq, but we need a regime change in the United States." This kind of cheap rhetoric, which compares the legitimacy of the Bush administration to that of the Butcher of Baghdad, is the typical Kerry tone. In place after place, he typically lets loose with attacks that are below the belt. His sneering contemptuousness is both bad manners and bad politics.</p>

    01/28/2004 12:53:46 AM PST · by kattracks · 14 replies · 117+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/28/04 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>January 28, 2004 -- More than a third of Democrats voting in New Hampshire yesterday said they don't believe Howard Dean has the temperament to be an effective president, according to exit polls. The figure is the most striking illustration of the heavy price Dean is paying for his red-faced rant after losing in Iowa last week and for controversial statements, such as that he wouldn't prejudge Osama bin Laden's guilt for the Sept. 11 attacks.</p>
  • Deans Say Temper Not a Problem

    01/23/2004 6:39:42 AM PST · by boris · 14 replies · 224+ views
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Howard Dean said he is just another hockey dad. His wife of 23 years, Judith Steinberg Dean, said she cannot remember the last time he lost his temper. She said he's "a good dancer." He said "she's a lot smarter than I am." Nestled on a formal sofa in a quaint Vermont inn, the couple appeared in their first nationally televised interview Thursday in an effort to save Dean's embattled presidential campaign by reassuring the public that his emotional outburst after a disappointing third-place finish in Iowa's caucuses was an anomaly. As Diane Sawyer of ABC News...
  • Dean's Iowa speech lives despite candidate's efforts to move on

    01/21/2004 5:32:35 PM PST · by Pikamax · 8 replies · 136+ views
    AP ^ | 01/21/04 | Will Lester
    Dean's Iowa speech lives despite candidate's efforts to move on By Will Lester ASSOCIATED PRESS 4:46 p.m. January 21, 2004 WASHINGTON – Howard Dean is trying to get past the impassioned speech he delivered after the Iowa caucuses, but the image lingers on the Internet, late-night talk shows and in what could be a serious problem for the campaign – among New Hampshire voters. Political analysts and pollsters are watching to see if Monday night's enthusiastic, fist-pumping speech becomes one of those famous presidential campaign moments etched indelibly in the public's mind. Dean's own advisers privately acknowledge the speech was...
  • Dean's meltdown: His temper is now a serious issue

    01/20/2004 9:47:23 PM PST · by Pikamax · 13 replies · 171+ views
    UnionLeader ^ | 01/21/04 | Editorial
    Dean's meltdown: His temper is now a serious issue HOWARD DEAN’S Monday night meltdown was a moment when millions of Americans looked at their TV screens and thought to themselves, “Who’s that professional wrestler?” It highlighted the value of having our Presidential nominating process begin in small states in which candidates have to meet people face to face instead of relying on large media campaigns to collect votes. Character and personality are better revealed in personal meetings than in scripted television ads. Tens of thousands of Iowans no doubt watched Dean fall apart Monday night and said to their spouses,...
  • Voter Triggers Dean's Much-Talked About Temper

    01/11/2004 3:21:27 PM PST · by AntiGuv · 100 replies · 467+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 11, 2004 | Patricia Wilson
    OELWEIN, Iowa (Reuters) - Dale Ungerer, a 66-year-old retiree from Hawkeye, Iowa, succeeded on Sunday where eight Democratic presidential hopefuls have failed -- he made front-runner Howard Dean show a flash of his much-discussed temper. The former Vermont governor had just finished his standard stump speech blasting President Bush for, among other things, his Iraq policy and his stewardship of the economy. He asked, as is his custom, for "questions, comments or rude remarks in the New England tradition." Ungerer, wearing a T-shirt bearing the words "Mr Fix It," rose to his feet and condemned what he called the incivility...