2012 republican presidential nominee IV: NEEDS MORE BOOING

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she's said no a thousand times but who knows.

goole, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

to me the tell isnt just that shes said no but said that she will be too old

lag∞n, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

the fact that santorum is shooting an LCD projector on to a bare wall and not a proper projection surface makes me smdh u_u

⚓ (gr8080), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

thats santorum '12 for u

lag∞n, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

eh if we're coming off of a second obama pres + the gop is still in chaos + the economy is okay + there isn't another strong dem candidate, it might be too tempting to resist. I'm not sure what I'd rate the chances of all of those things being true. but she prob isn't willing to go through a brutal fight.

iatee, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

state of GOP in '16 will be interesting - Jeb will run if he thinks the Bush name can be rehabilitated. Otherwise it's likely to be an even more ridiculous re-run of this latest primary season imho

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

chelsea will be old enough to be prez in 2016

buzza, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

o_O waht

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

that does blow my mind a little bit

any major prude will tell you (WmC), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha i srsly just checked wikipedia

lag∞n, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

didn't we form an exploratory committee for a djp candidacy at one point?

mookieproof, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i still feel he has the stuff to take down that elephant thing hardcore

lag∞n, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

The funniest thing Newt's said in months came thanks to that Etch-a-Sketch. To a child to whom he'd given the thing: "Now you too can make your own presidential candidate!"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow man so....i don't check this thread that often but the etch-a-sketch thing and that eminem mitt romney thing...goddamn

this is just an unreal campaign

konybrony (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

where is ron paul's etch-a-sketch

mookieproof, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

He has nothing to sketch: he doesn't believe in government

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's building his own

xp

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

He's using one of those things you get at the supermarket, where you draw on plastic with a stylus and rip it from its cardboard backing when you're done.

pplains, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

The odds are probably low, but I can see where Hillary might run in 2016. The arguments against are numerous and obvious, starting with age and her public statements, but I think she has this core conviction that she was going to be the first female president, and that's a hard thing to let go of. Unless she has--maybe a controversy-free term as SOS, with high favorability, has softened that. She came perilously close to burning all her bridges in 2008, but she's well past all that; I'm sure her candidacy would be very well received. Whether Obama wins or loses would factor in. Not sure which would be better from her vantage point--it's hard for a party to win three in a row, so a loss would probably be better. Can't see Biden running in a million years.

clemenza, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's hard for a party to win three in a row

not when you are running against CRAZY

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can't see Biden running in a million years.

Biden's been running for President for like 25 years at this point

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean he's terribly uninspiring as a candidate but his ego is gigantic and plenty of VPs think "I deserve this"

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

and yeah it is hard to win three in a row, but the GOP is imploding in such a spectacular manner, without Jeb in the picture it's hard to see where a galvanizing, unifying figure is going to come from in the next 4 years.

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

In six years Biden won't be in any shape to run across the street.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jooooooooee the Biden

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

(to the tune of Joe the Lion)

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 22:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jooooe Biden's gonna tell us where the light is.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 22 March 2012 01:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Now that the nomination's basically done with, Mitt will have to step up his gaffe-of-the-day strategy to keep this interesting--bigger gaffes, better gaffes, more of them. He--his campaign--got off to an excellent start yesterday. But Obama's side should know enough to sit back and let things like the Etch-a-Sketch story take care of themselves. (Yesterday they jumped in.) They're kind of vulnerable on that point.

clemenza, Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think she has this core conviction that she was going to be the first female president

this is a weird claim

tempestuous alaskan nites! (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I said "I think"--an opinion. And really, I don't see what's so weird about it at all.

clemenza, Thursday, 22 March 2012 12:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

The popular caricature of Biden as either a simpleton (late-night talk shows) or a party animal (The Onion) probably doesn't do him any favors were he to contemplate a presidential run in 2016. Also he would be (slightly) older than Dole was in '96.

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp Don't most presidential hopefuls have a keen sense of their potential historical significance and - in order to keep them going through the long, brutal slog - a certain sense that they are destined for it?

And I have been called "The Appetite" (DL), Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am sort of hoping the first female president isn't, y'know, the wife of one of the previous presidents.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

One huge difference between Hillary and Biden is that I imagine the core of Hillary's support still feels that 2008 was an unfinished story--if she ever did jump in, they'd be there. The core of Biden's support from 2008...well, I can't even finish that sentence.

clemenza, Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

ION, I am hoping that the Romney team are actively trolling his rivals with this shit, and that they will exploit the standard Republican enthusiasm for / ineptitude with joeks to turn them further to the side of prop comics. Look for one of Mitt's staff to make an exploitable remark involving a flaming bag of dogpoop!

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 22 March 2012 13:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Naive question from britisher: Is there any ladies in US Politics who could potentially run and win in the next 3 elections?

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Potentially? I think Elizabeth Warren might have a way outside shot, but she'd have to win her Senate race first...

Mordy, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is there any ladies in US Politics who could potentially run and win in the next 3 elections?

for President? Hillary's the only real national figure with the necessary party backing. As noted, Warren hasn't even won an election yet. I don't think Sebelius or Feinstein or whoever has any interest in being president.

I would vote for Barbara Mikulski though

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 elections (assuming you're not counting 2012) is a long time tho -- someone totally off the radar today could show up in 2023.

Mordy, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

OTM. 12 years ago Obama was a state senator.

o. nate, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah no arguing there

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't even think of a male who could run and win the next 3 elections.

pplains, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm just saying that at the moment nobody really fits the bill besides Hillary

xp

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

'the bill'

iatee, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sarah Palin has a chance, and if you don't think so, you give voters way too much credit.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol pp

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

nah even the crazy people are sick of sarah palin

iatee, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

no matter who the voters are, sarah palin doesn't stand a chance bc she lacks the discipline, intelligence, etc, to mount a presidential campaign. she just couldn't make it throughout the entire run

Mordy, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

looooool

xxxposts

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

also everyone h8s her

lag∞n, Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink


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