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February 06, 2008

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SteveOk

Change always comes slow. Part of the problem is the economy and the war on terror. I think people may be less inclined to vote for change when things are pretty shakey with the economy and foreign policy. McCain has the appeal that he has been there before in hard times, and Hillary keeps spewing that she is ready on day one (even though her 35 years of experience is a joke).

Huckabee has thoroughly sabotaged the Romney campaign. He can't win but is successfully blocking a Romney comeback. Huckabee is like a conservative third party candidate in the general election, giving the election to McCain/Kennedy.

Speaking of Kennedy, his endorsement of Obama really didn't help him much in Mass. Hillary won there easily.

Looks like it will be a Clinton v. McCain/Kennedy general election. Watch for the leftie media to turn big time against McCain as he wraps up the nomination. They will do everything possible to elect Hillary, and it couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

FK

I disagree. The media loves McCain. That's why it took so long during the 2000 campaign for his racist comments on the "Straight Talk Express" to come to light. I think they love him because he is a war hero and he is not a conservative nutjob.

Hillary, however, is a great punching bag. We'll have to see if they can refrain from taking shots at her whenever the opportunity arises.

In any case, it's not clear that Hillary has the nomination yet. Considering that she won the big three of New York, California, and Florida (even though Fla. was stripped of its delegates), the Democratic Party better think long and hard before depriving her of the nomination.

M/M

Many states, including New York, were closed primaries. That means that independents could not vote. Doesn't surprise me at all that the "old guard" would win in the primaries when you have people who are voting for the "good of the party".

The 2000 and 2004 election were very close. Perhaps Mitt Romney did not win the primaries, but he picked up a substantial amount of votes. What happens when you add those votes with the independents who were "locked out" of the primaries?

I thank God every day that we have Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity to explain it to us.

FK

I lose sleep hearing that people are relying on Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity for analysis of events.

Jack Flynn

Anyone who thanks God for Rush Limbaugh must be praying to a God with horns on his head, a pitchfork and a tail.

I'm surprised Monica hasn't accused Hillary of causing the tornado in Tennessee.

FK

If she did, she'd probably call it the Clinton Ladies Intervention Tornado.

J. Pierpont Finch

Bush caused the tornado in Tennessee!

Conrail4014

Monica,

In addition to being a Conservative, I am a fan of the New York Mets. This Republican primary is starting to remind me of the 2007 baseball season--and in many ways the unfortunate end to the Mets effort to defend their 2006 NL East Division title.

While others who post hear might disagree, there was no team in baseball with more talent at every position (save relief pitcher than my Mets). The Mets could be likened to Mitt Romney--a great candidate at a great, pivotal time.

Everything worked fine for a while, and then the Mets began to spiral out of control. Somehow, Oliver Perez couldn't find the strike zone against the lowly Marlins. Saul Rivera of the Washington Nationals went from unheard of reliever to the next incarnation of Jim Bunning. No matter how much we as fans protested and knew this shouldn't be...it all ended with a quiet strikeout as fans of the country's greatest team left Shea Stadium in complete disbelief.

After waking up this morning and seeing that my candidate, Mitt Romney, left California with only three delegates to John McCain's 56, it was deja vu all over again. I had the unhappy feeling that the pattern which began with the Mets collapse and ended with the Colorado Rockies being swept by the Boston Red Sox, was repeating itself.

There is a variation: Mitt Romney is doing his best, to win votes of Conservatives like myself, and succeeding. In his Super Tuesday speech in Boston, he connected with voters and showed us that he is not only an alternative to John McCain...but a worthy individual who will make sure our country remains the City Upon a Hill that was first envisioned by John Winthrop and restored by Ronald Reagan.

However, as the delegate count next to McCain's name inexorably grows, I feel that we may be forsaking the New York Mets of this political contest--for the Colorado Rockies. Against the Boston Red Sox, the Rockies were sacraficial lambs: A team that we fans of the National League did not want to send, and a team that had no chance to win.

So, I implore those Conservatives with a vote left to cast: A vote for Romney is a vote for individual freedom and liberty, while a vote for John McCain is a vote to return to the politics we rejected when the framers first conceived of this great nation.

Jack Flynn

Reagan taxed unemployment benefits when the jobless were most vulnerable. His actions in the Air traffic controllers strike destroyed the union movement in the U.S. His trickle down economics wreaked havoc with the budget and led to one of the worst recessions in recent history. He conducted a terrorist war against Nicaragua, using drug traffickers to support that dirty war and his other secret ventures in Latin America. The Iran Contra scandal occurred under his watch. And his poor judgment resulted in the death of 220 U.S. Marines in Lebanon.
And as far as, "Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall", goes, the Soviet Union was collapsing from within and trying to cut its own defense spending and Gorbachev planned to do it anyway to bring economical recovery to E. Germany.
Not to mention that the line was thought up and written by Reagan's speech writer, Peter Robinson.
Reagan is credited with the release of the hostages in Iran when Jimmy Carter did all the work.
What did Ronald Reagan accomplish? He succeeded in selling a false dream to Republicans, so much so that they still believe that the Emperor is clothed to this day.
The truth lies in the statement Jimmy Stewart made shortly after Reagan was elected. He said, “The best role Ronnie ever had.”
If you're looking for heroes, look elsewhere. Ronald Reagan is a hero in fantasy only.

Jack Flynn

Reagan taxed unemployment benefits when the jobless were most vulnerable. His actions in the Air traffic controllers strike destroyed the union movement in the U.S. His trickle down economics wreaked havoc with the budget and led to one of the worst recessions in recent history. He conducted a terrorist war against Nicaragua, using drug traffickers to support that dirty war and his other secret ventures in Latin America. The Iran Contra scandal occurred under his watch. And his poor judgment resulted in the death of 220 U.S. Marines in Lebanon.
And as far as, "Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall", goes, the Soviet Union was collapsing from within and trying to cut its own defense spending and Gorbachev planned to do it anyway to bring economical recovery to E. Germany.
Not to mention that the line was thought up and written by Reagan's speech writer, Peter Robinson.
Reagan is credited with the release of the hostages in Iran when Jimmy Carter did all the work.
What did Ronald Reagan accomplish? He succeeded in selling a false dream to Republicans, so much so that they still believe that the Emperor is clothed to this day.
The truth lies in the statement Jimmy Stewart made shortly after Reagan was elected. He said, “The best role Ronnie ever had.”
If you're looking for heroes, look elsewhere. Ronald Reagan is a hero in fantasy only.

Jack Flynn

Reagan taxed unemployment benefits when the jobless were most vulnerable. His actions in the Air traffic controllers strike destroyed the union movement in the U.S. His trickle down economics wreaked havoc with the budget and led to one of the worst recessions in recent history. He conducted a terrorist war against Nicaragua, using drug traffickers to support that dirty war and his other secret ventures in Latin America. The Iran Contra scandal occurred under his watch. And his poor judgment resulted in the death of 220 U.S. Marines in Lebanon.
And as far as, "Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall", goes, the Soviet Union was collapsing from within and trying to cut its own defense spending and Gorbachev planned to do it anyway to bring economical recovery to E. Germany.
Not to mention that the line was thought up and written by Reagan's speech writer, Peter Robinson.
Reagan is credited with the release of the hostages in Iran when Jimmy Carter did all the work.
What did Ronald Reagan accomplish? He succeeded in selling a false dream to Republicans, so much so that they still believe that the Emperor is clothed to this day.
The truth lies in the statement Jimmy Stewart made shortly after Reagan was elected. He said, “The best role Ronnie ever had.”
If you're looking for heroes, look elsewhere. Ronald Reagan is a hero in fantasy only.

Jack Flynn

Reagan taxed unemployment benefits when the jobless were most vulnerable. His actions in the Air traffic controllers strike destroyed the union movement in the U.S. His trickle down economics wreaked havoc with the budget and led to one of the worst recessions in recent history. He conducted a terrorist war against Nicaragua, using drug traffickers to support that dirty war and his other secret ventures in Latin America. The Iran Contra scandal occurred under his watch. And his poor judgment resulted in the death of 220 U.S. Marines in Lebanon.
And as far as, "Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall", goes, the Soviet Union was collapsing from within and trying to cut its own defense spending and Gorbachev planned to do it anyway to bring economical recovery to E. Germany.
Not to mention that the line was thought up and written by Reagan's speech writer, Peter Robinson.
Reagan is credited with the release of the hostages in Iran when Jimmy Carter did all the work.
What did Ronald Reagan accomplish? He succeeded in selling a false dream to Republicans, so much so that they still believe that the Emperor is clothed to this day.
The truth lies in the statement Jimmy Stewart made shortly after Reagan was elected. He said, “The best role Ronnie ever had.”
If you're looking for heroes, look elsewhere. Ronald Reagan is a hero in fantasy only.

Jack Flynn

Reagan taxed unemployment benefits when the jobless were most vulnerable. His actions in the Air traffic controllers strike destroyed the union movement in the U.S. His trickle down economics wreaked havoc with the budget and led to one of the worst recessions in recent history. He conducted a terrorist war against Nicaragua, using drug traffickers to support that dirty war and his other secret ventures in Latin America. The Iran Contra scandal occurred under his watch. And his poor judgment resulted in the death of 220 U.S. Marines in Lebanon.
And as far as, "Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall", goes, the Soviet Union was collapsing from within and trying to cut its own defense spending and Gorbachev planned to do it anyway to bring economical recovery to E. Germany.
Not to mention that the line was thought up and written by Reagan's speech writer, Peter Robinson.
Reagan is credited with the release of the hostages in Iran when Jimmy Carter did all the work.
What did Ronald Reagan accomplish? He succeeded in selling a false dream to Republicans, so much so that they still believe that the Emperor is clothed to this day.
The truth lies in the statement Jimmy Stewart made shortly after Reagan was elected. He said, “The best role Ronnie ever had.”
If you're looking for heroes, look elsewhere. Ronald Reagan is a hero in fantasy only.

Jack Flynn

Reagan taxed unemployment benefits when the jobless were most vulnerable. His actions in the Air traffic controllers strike destroyed the union movement in the U.S. His trickle down economics wreaked havoc with the budget and led to one of the worst recessions in recent history. He conducted a terrorist war against Nicaragua, using drug traffickers to support that dirty war and his other secret ventures in Latin America. The Iran Contra scandal occurred under his watch. And his poor judgment resulted in the death of 220 U.S. Marines in Lebanon.
And as far as, "Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall", goes, the Soviet Union was collapsing from within and trying to cut its own defense spending and Gorbachev planned to do it anyway to bring economical recovery to E. Germany.
Not to mention that the line was thought up and written by Reagan's speech writer, Peter Robinson.
Reagan is credited with the release of the hostages in Iran when Jimmy Carter did all the work.
What did Ronald Reagan accomplish? He succeeded in selling a false dream to Republicans, so much so that they still believe that the Emperor is clothed to this day.
The truth lies in the statement Jimmy Stewart made shortly after Reagan was elected. He said, “The best role Ronnie ever had.”
If you're looking for heroes, look elsewhere. Ronald Reagan is a hero in fantasy only.

M/M

Conrail4014 cheer up, spring trainging will begin shortly. If Romney doesn't get the Republican nomination, we can watch baseball from February through October and ignore all the candidates.

FK

Am I really supposed to believe that some of you will let the Democrats take it if McCain is the Republican candidate? That is really hard to believe.

If so, does it come down to his position on illegal immigration?

Seems to me you are all cutting off your nose to spite your face.

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