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  1. 24 Nov '09 13:32 / 3 edits
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3ied5661580e6e68a1330e1cc6b118cacf

    Dobbs is considering running for Senate

    and bad news for me and sh76 --- he'd be running for a seat in New Jersey.

    Or maybe this is good news - it might be fun seeing if Dobbs could take negative campaigning to depths never seen before in this state (something that only a person of Dobbs' talents could possibly do).

    He's also considering a run for president in 2012. I expect the folks at SNL would make a very large donation to such a campaign. I'm imagining the debates. Obama is in the center - on one side is GOP candidate Palin, and on the other side is independent candidate Dobbs.
  2. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    24 Nov '09 14:30
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3ied5661580e6e68a1330e1cc6b118cacf

    Dobbs is considering running for Senate

    and bad news for me and sh76 --- he'd be running for a seat in New Jersey.

    Or maybe this is good news - it might be fun seeing if Dobbs could take negative campaigning to depths never seen before in this ...[text shortened]... - on one side is GOP candidate Palin, and on the other side is independent candidate Dobbs.
    I'm actually from NY, not NJ; but I'm close enough; less than 2 miles from the NJ border; in the safest town in the United States, no less (http://www.ramapo.org/index.php?s=6&news=5).

    As for Dobbs, I heard that if he loses the Senate race, he's going to run for President of Mexico.
  3. 24 Nov '09 15:44
    Originally posted by sh76
    I'm actually from NY, not NJ; but I'm close enough; less than 2 miles from the NJ border; in the safest town in the United States, no less (http://www.ramapo.org/index.php?s=6&news=5).

    As for Dobbs, I heard that if he loses the Senate race, he's going to run for President of Mexico.
    What matters is that you're close enough to have your TV inundated with non-stop ads for the NJ Senate race.

    and I could definitely see Dobbs in a future Mexico railing about "all those gringos" coming across the border stealing jobs from the real Mexicans.
  4. Standard member joneschr
    Some guy
    24 Nov '09 18:18 / 1 edit
    So, now it appears he's changed his mind and is considering the white house instead.

    http://tinyurl.com/yhlzvzz

    Whats up with all the speculation for 2012 presidency? We just swore in Obama this year and already we're looking 3 years into the future for his replacement? It's bad enough listening to people talk about Palin, but now Dobbs?
  5. 24 Nov '09 18:48
    Originally posted by joneschr
    So, now it appears he's changed his mind and is considering the white house instead.

    http://tinyurl.com/yhlzvzz

    Whats up with all the speculation for 2012 presidency? We just swore in Obama this year and already we're looking 3 years into the future for his replacement? It's bad enough listening to people talk about Palin, but now Dobbs?
    Dobbs couldn't get elected head herpetologist in a one frog town. At least seventy percent of the electorate would rather have Michael Vick babysit their dog than vote for Dobbs.
  6. 25 Nov '09 13:58
    Originally posted by joneschr
    So, now it appears he's changed his mind and is considering the white house instead.

    http://tinyurl.com/yhlzvzz

    Whats up with all the speculation for 2012 presidency? We just swore in Obama this year and already we're looking 3 years into the future for his replacement? It's bad enough listening to people talk about Palin, but now Dobbs?
    Regrettably, the presidential campaign is now a two-year process - so the 2012 campaign will officially start in about a year. Anyone planning to make a serious run needs to make up their mind soon. And Palin's campaign is already up and running, so she's already ahead of everyone else.
  7. 25 Nov '09 14:26
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    Regrettably, the presidential campaign is now a two-year process - so the 2012 campaign will officially start in about a year. Anyone planning to make a serious run needs to make up their mind soon. And Palin's campaign is already up and running, so she's already ahead of everyone else.
    Do you think that this is a problem with the US government that, with the mid term congressional elections and the lengthy presidential election process itself, the elected officials have to spend at least half their time in office campaigning for re-election rather than addressing the problems the country faces and providing good governance for those who voted them in?
  8. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    25 Nov '09 14:29
    Originally posted by The Snapper
    Do you think that this is a problem with the US government that, with the mid term congressional elections and the lengthy presidential election process itself, the elected officials have to spend at least half their time in office campaigning for re-election rather than addressing the problems the country faces and providing good governance for those who voted them in?
    They can do both at the same time. Legislating is not a full time job; at least not when they can hire the smartest young people they can find to do the grittiest work for them.

    If the perpetual campaign is a problem, it's because the legislators are influenced too much in their votes by the necessity to set themselves up fro re-election; not the drain on their time.