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The Perfect World >> Politics >> Start your engines: Will we have a better choice of drivers in 2012?

Start your engines: Will we have a better choice of drivers in 2012?

Nicholas Kronos -- Monday, January 31, 2011 -- 05:44:24 PM

The 2012 presidential campaign--you know it's coming and starting already. Will anyone run we can actually be excited about?

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rubberducky -- Friday, February 11, 2011 -- 03:42:28 PM -- 14 of 2421
If you really want the thread to die, give it to ducky. theMote's PoJ

what a joke. i can't think of a better way to waste all that money and go back to being bankrupt.

Cliff -- Friday, February 11, 2011 -- 10:05:57 PM -- 15 of 2421

Trump won't run. The fact is that every candidate is "forced" to release years of tax returns, and one of Trump's most carefully guarded secrets is the state of his finances and net worth. The tax returns alone would indicate what percentage of the "Trump" branded properties he actually owns, etc. etc. IMO, just another attention-getting device for some ulterior egotistic motive.

Sterling Dingleberry -- Friday, February 11, 2011 -- 10:56:07 PM -- 16 of 2421
Worshiping "celebrities" and failed politicians is an index of how pathetic this country has become.

"what a joke. i can't think of a better way to waste all that money...."

Moron, the same goes for the jug-eared empty-suited imbecile in the WH.

He might as well resign in disgrace now, instead of wasting the $1+ billion it will take for him to run again.

Fucking ignoramus.

Sterling Dingleberry -- Friday, February 11, 2011 -- 10:56:07 PM -- 17 of 2421
Worshiping "celebrities" and failed politicians is an index of how pathetic this country has become.

Only a total fool, and/or the criminally-insane, would contribute money to the blithering idiot President Jughead's re-election.

Mostone -- Saturday, February 12, 2011 -- 08:54:45 PM -- 18 of 2421

Will anyone run we can actually be excited about?

I seriously doubt it.

eta - But I am hoping for an entertaining primary season this time around.

dirt track date -- Sunday, February 13, 2011 -- 06:57:56 AM -- 19 of 2421
Shit is fucked up and bullshit

Pass the popcorn:

Palin hires a chief of staff

Santorum

GregD -- Wednesday, February 23, 2011 -- 04:48:37 PM -- 20 of 2421
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn

Gingrich tries to confront his sordid personal problems ahead of a possible 2012 run.

ďI've had a life which, on occasion, has had problems,Ē he added. ďI believe in a forgiving God, and the American people will have to decide whether that their primary concern. If the primary concern of the American people is my past, my candidacy would be irrelevant. If the primary concern of the American people is the future... that's a debate I'll be happy to have with your candidate or any other candidate if I decide to run."

Gingrich cheated on his first with his second, and his second with his third. If I were the third Ms. Gingrich, I'd watch that shitheel like a hawk.

CalGal -- Wednesday, February 23, 2011 -- 05:30:49 PM -- 21 of 2421
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Really? You'd have married the guy in the first place given his history, and expect us to believe you'd get tough then?

CalGal -- Wednesday, February 23, 2011 -- 05:31:24 PM -- 22 of 2421
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Obama's strategies

Galston says that Obama plans on his fringe base, and doesn't think that will work.

GregD -- Wednesday, February 23, 2011 -- 06:05:14 PM -- 23 of 2421
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn

Best would be never to have anything to do with him, certainly. The vows had to have been an interesting moment.

Lizzie T. -- Sunday, February 27, 2011 -- 11:24:46 PM -- 24 of 2421
Oh, for crying out loud.

Newt Gingrich to announce intentions within two weeks.

dirt track date -- Monday, February 28, 2011 -- 05:47:12 AM -- 25 of 2421
Shit is fucked up and bullshit

He'll run, and it's a good thing, because he seems like the only person in the Republican party that will take on the rilly big issue, which is do you want to pay low taxes and be on your own, or do you want to pay for a safety net? And where should we define the net?

Weaver -- Monday, February 28, 2011 -- 01:50:23 PM -- 26 of 2421

"rilly" is the the right word.

GregD -- Monday, February 28, 2011 -- 02:57:40 PM -- 27 of 2421
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn

Daniels is revving up as well, doing more national media. Still my favorite on the right.

Weaver -- Monday, February 28, 2011 -- 03:32:33 PM -- 28 of 2421

Since you won't vote for him, why would we care?

Sadie -- Friday, March 04, 2011 -- 04:21:25 AM -- 29 of 2421
There is not enough WTF in all the land. -Alissa

Buddy Roemer?

Seems odd. There have been rumors about this locally for a while.

Nicholas Kronos -- Sunday, March 13, 2011 -- 05:15:07 AM -- 30 of 2421
"This is what a successful presidency looks like." -- Paul Krugmann

Michele Bachmann is considering a run? Seriously?

I could not vote for her. I'm not sure anyone's home.

If she were to get the nomination, it would be a Christine O'Donnell blowout.

CalGal -- Sunday, March 13, 2011 -- 05:04:36 PM -- 31 of 2421
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Goldberg on the 2012 field

In the Corner, he also answered a critic who said "But you didn't mention Ron Paul!!!" Duh, says Goldberg.

The reason I didnít mention him is precisely the reason Foy suspects: I donít take Ron Paul serious as a presidential contender because (in my opinion) he isnít one. He is the rightís version of Ralph Nader. The CPAC straw poll is entirely irrelevant to Paulís chances in the primaries. As Iíve written several times Paul is not my favorite flavor of libertarian, but I liked having him in the race in 2008 because I always think libertarians are worth including in the conversation (hence the inclusion of libertarians in Proud to be Right). I guess I feel the same way this time around, but my overriding concern is that the GOP nominate a conservative who can beat Obama in 2012.

Please god.

Nicholas Kronos -- Sunday, March 13, 2011 -- 07:44:19 PM -- 32 of 2421
"This is what a successful presidency looks like." -- Paul Krugmann

Ron Paul is older than McCain. As bad as Obama is, the GOP Congress is enough to make sure he gets re-elected if the Republicans nominate a weak candidate.

It's just a fact that being President makes one seem presidential. Obama's biggest weakness the first time was his lack of experience. Next time he'll have the most experience of anyone in the race. And voters will know that the House is going to check him some, whereas a nutty Republican may wind up with both the House and Senate.

I would consider voting for Palin. She has two years to convince me. Bachmann...it's not possible.

[Paul] is the rightís version of Ralph Nader.

Kucinich.

CalGal -- Monday, April 04, 2011 -- 01:44:25 PM -- 33 of 2421
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Why Hillary Must Run

I think the time for this is past, alas. If I were sure the Republicans would put up someone electable, I wouldn't care.

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