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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    04 Mar '11 20:22 / 1 edit
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110304/ts_yblog_theticket/mike-huckabee-concludes-a-week-of-gaffes-by-slamming-natalie-portman

    Mike Huckabee is not getting off to a very good start in his run for the Whitehouse. First he makes some (less than intellegent) remarks regarding President Obama's birthplace, then he starts whining about Natalie Portman at the Acadmey Awards. I sure didn't hear these same things from him when Bristol Palin went through her little "situation" of an out of wedlock baby. Frankly I think the average American is more concerned about jobs, housing, and the situation in the middle east. It might be better for Mr. Huckabee to make his case in those areas, rather than slinging mud at others.
  2. 04 Mar '11 20:31
    Originally posted by bill718
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110304/ts_yblog_theticket/mike-huckabee-concludes-a-week-of-gaffes-by-slamming-natalie-portman

    Mike Huckabee is not getting off to a very good start in his run for the Whitehouse. First he makes some (less than intellegent) remarks regarding President Obama's birthplace, then he starts whining about Natalie Portma ...[text shortened]... better for Mr. Huckabee to make his case in those areas, rather than slinging mud at others.
    Welcome to the Republican primaries
  3. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    04 Mar '11 20:49
    Originally posted by bill718
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110304/ts_yblog_theticket/mike-huckabee-concludes-a-week-of-gaffes-by-slamming-natalie-portman

    Mike Huckabee is not getting off to a very good start in his run for the Whitehouse. First he makes some (less than intellegent) remarks regarding President Obama's birthplace, then he starts whining about Natalie Portma ...[text shortened]... better for Mr. Huckabee to make his case in those areas, rather than slinging mud at others.
    Huckabee has a glass jaw. Tough he's affable and has a cute personality, the GOP would be exceedingly stupid to nominate him.
  4. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    04 Mar '11 21:05
    Originally posted by bill718
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110304/ts_yblog_theticket/mike-huckabee-concludes-a-week-of-gaffes-by-slamming-natalie-portman

    Mike Huckabee is not getting off to a very good start in his run for the Whitehouse. First he makes some (less than intellegent) remarks regarding President Obama's birthplace, then he starts whining about Natalie Portma ...[text shortened]... better for Mr. Huckabee to make his case in those areas, rather than slinging mud at others.
    Huckabee's playing to the Tea Party audience and so far it's working: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/03/03/6180588-nbcwsj-poll-tea-party-supporters-like-huck
  5. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    04 Mar '11 21:06
    Originally posted by sh76
    Huckabee has a glass jaw. Tough he's affable and has a cute personality, the GOP would be exceedingly stupid to nominate him.
    (Crosses fingers).
  6. 05 Mar '11 03:10
    Originally posted by bill718
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110304/ts_yblog_theticket/mike-huckabee-concludes-a-week-of-gaffes-by-slamming-natalie-portman

    Mike Huckabee is not getting off to a very good start in his run for the Whitehouse. First he makes some (less than intellegent) remarks regarding President Obama's birthplace, then he starts whining about Natalie Portma ...[text shortened]... better for Mr. Huckabee to make his case in those areas, rather than slinging mud at others.
    It's pretty simple. All an opponent has to do is hold up Obama's own appointed debt commission findings and shove it down his throat. Other than that, all they have to do is keep their mouth shut.

    America's running out of time.
  7. 05 Mar '11 04:34
    Originally posted by whodey
    It's pretty simple. All an opponent has to do is hold up Obama's own appointed debt commission findings and shove it down his throat. Other than that, all they have to do is keep their mouth shut.

    America's running out of time.
    All Obama has to do is show the job losses associated with the Republican's "budget cuts". Pretty simple.
  8. 05 Mar '11 05:01
    Originally posted by whodey
    It's pretty simple. All an opponent has to do is hold up Obama's own appointed debt commission findings and shove it down his throat. Other than that, all they have to do is keep their mouth shut.

    America's running out of time.
    I would say that the Republican's are doing everything they can to get Obama re-elected. They are doing exactly what the Democrats did; over-reaching based on a "mandate" from 52% of the population. They are driving moderates to the left because they are pushing a far right agenda. It doesn't matter who they run in '12. If they keep going as they have, they won't stand a chance.
  9. 05 Mar '11 17:37
    Originally posted by sh76
    Huckabee has a glass jaw. Tough he's affable and has a cute personality, the GOP would be exceedingly stupid to nominate him.
    Apart from amiable buffons like Huckabee or rabid pseudo-libertarians like Sarah Palin does the GOP have any potential candidates who would stand a chance against Obama?
  10. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    05 Mar '11 17:48
    Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post had a good opinion piece a few days ago discussing the weakness of the Republican field: http://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Obama-vs-a-field-of-chumps-1041430.php

    I liked this:
    Ron Paul, who envisions reducing the federal government to a few clerks writing with quill pens on sheets of parchment


    He does caution:
    Obama would be foolish to take anything for granted. Circumstances may change; a formidable opponent may emerge.

    That makes sense; Obama himself was a long-shot in February 2007.
  11. 05 Mar '11 17:53 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    Apart from amiable buffons like Huckabee or rabid pseudo-libertarians like Sarah Palin does the GOP have any potential candidates who would stand a chance against Obama?
    I think that Chris Christie is the natural choice to debate Obama. He would make Obama look like the economic simpleton that he really is. I would love to have him get up there and say something like, "So Mr. President, how about we spend another 3 trillion dollars in stimulus money to bring the unemployment rate from 9.2% to 9.1%? Well, what do you think? Then bring up all the findings of the debt commission whom he oppointed as economic experts and compare that with what he has done and watch the hilarity ensue.

    Of course, Chris says he will not run. Perhaps the Repulibcans simply want another Obama presidency to further destroy the Democrat party much like a second term with "W" did to the Republicans?
  12. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    05 Mar '11 18:06
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    He does caution:
    Obama would be foolish to take anything for granted. Circumstances may change; a formidable opponent may emerge.

    That makes sense; Obama himself was a long-shot in February 2007.
    I think it's also worth noting that Obama is now a known quantity. Before he was an empty vessel which voters filled with their imaginations. Now he's just a less honest Jimmy Carter.
  13. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    05 Mar '11 18:24
    Originally posted by whodey
    I think that Chris Christie is the natural choice to debate Obama. He would make Obama look like the economic simpleton that he really is. I would love to have him get up there and say something like, "So Mr. President, how about we spend another 3 trillion dollars in stimulus money to bring the unemployment rate from 9.2% to 9.1%? Well, what do you think? ...[text shortened]... o further destroy the Democrat party much like a second term with "W" did to the Republicans?
    Christie's out. Newt could probably beat up on Obama in a debate though.
  14. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    05 Mar '11 18:44
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    I think it's also worth noting that Obama is now a known quantity. Before he was an empty vessel which voters filled with their imaginations. Now he's just a less honest Jimmy Carter.
    Keep telling yourself that. The fact is that Obama remains pretty popular and badly beats pretty much the entire Republican field in polls. And that's with the economy still down.
  15. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    05 Mar '11 18:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    Christie's out. Newt could probably beat up on Obama in a debate though.
    Obama-Gingrich would be a massacre; I doubt Newt could pull 100 electoral votes.

    EDIT: A Fox News poll (that's Fox News) last month has Obama ahead of Newt by 20 points.http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/general_election_gingrich_vs_obama-1453.html

    And Gingrich ain't going to get more popular in the next 20 months.