Presidential Campaign 2012

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by volfanjo, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
  2. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    This the smoking one? It is being made into a big deal, which I suspect was the original intent. Like it or not, many Americans still smoke. And the pundits grilling him over this the most should remember that our President smokes.
     
  3. VOLFREAK11

    VOLFREAK11 Member

    Will be the first presidential election I get to vote in.
     
  4. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    I remember that feeling myself.
     
  5. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

  6. VOLFREAK11

    VOLFREAK11 Member

    QP I'm joining the Natl Guard. I'll be going to basic this summer and missing the fall semester to do AIT to become an MP. Then I'm going to start school back in the spring and contract with ROTC. I'll be having my tuition paid for and be making nearly a grand a month while going to school.
     
  7. MG1968

    MG1968 Member

    My first election was 1988. I wasn't all that into politics, but I knew there was something about Michael Dukakis that I didn't like, so I voted for Daddy Bush.
     
  8. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Congratulations and good luck
     
  9. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    2004 was mine. Little Bush got mine then
     
  10. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    Perry polling at 6 %. Ouch.
     
  11. droski

    droski Super Moderator

    i honestly think mitch daniels could start running right now and win in a landslide. longer people see these guys the worse they do.
     
  12. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Daniels would have been my guy for sure.
     
  13. golfballs03

    golfballs03 Member

    I liked Christie
     
  14. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    A few developments this past week.

    Cain is rising but is being attacked from all sides, both right and left. At least in the short term these attacks have seemed to help him. Romney is a solid 1-2 and is being anointed as the "safe" choice by folks like David Frum, Bush's former speechwriter turned prolific pundit. Perry has put his chips in the Iowa basket and is currently polling well in Wisconsin, though he is a distant 3-4. The big surprise? The resurgence of Newt Gingrich, who keeps hanging around, including polling well in North Carolina.

    One more thing I heard this week through the grapevine. As of two months ago, Dems were conceding Ohio to the Republicans. Now, it appears that OH's governor combined with Senate Bill 5 might be toxic enough to give Democrats renewed life in that state.
     
  15. droski

    droski Super Moderator

    i know others have said it, but how does cain not have a planned response to the sexual harrassment accusations? you KNOW they will come out eventually. he's looking a little bush league.
     
  16. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Cain does have a response. It's 9-9-9. Just like his response to everything else....
     
  17. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

  18. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    Feels a little fake. Timing doesn't make much sense. Wreaks of Perry, no matter how you approach it.
     
  19. golfballs03

    golfballs03 Member

    too vague to be taken that seriously, IMO. Until they produce some actual details, I think it needs to be taken with a grain of salt
     
  20. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Cain's campaign strategist hasn't exactly handled this with great aplomb.

    It doesn't really matter, though. People that like Cain will use this as further proof the system is out to get him. But if he loses Iowa and then NH it puts a lot of pressure on him to perform well in SC and Florida.
     

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