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January 7th, 2008
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Who the heck is Romney, anyway?
I guess in terms of electability, maybe this makes Huckabee "my man?" The problem is that for all of these candidates--including Ron Paul--there's at least one "care a lot" issue where I am at odds with their stated positions.
73% Ron Paul
69% Mitt Romney
68% John McCain
66% Mike Huckabee
64% Rudy Giuliani
63% Fred Thompson
59% Tom Tancredo
52% Bill Richardson
49% Chris Dodd
46% Mike Gravel
41% Barack Obama
41% Dennis Kucinich
41% Hillary Clinton
40% John Edwards
37% Joe Biden

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From:snarfula
Date:January 7th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
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Romney is the rich guy. well probably not THE rich guy, but I think that was his most notable characteristic. He was apparently supposed to do better in Iowa than he did?
From:jcfarris
Date:January 7th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
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From:kyrademon
Date:January 7th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
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From:c1
Date:January 8th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
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I still live in MA, pull the handle for the Libertarian candidate, and apart from gun control, don't mind much of the rest of the MA-dems platform when it comes to things like gay/abortion rights, etc. I wouldn't apologize for hating our "dear friend" Mitt the flip-flopper.

Mitt Romney is, in short, a carpetbagger who has such little self respect for himself that he feels compelled to lie to his constituency. Like his stance on lowering taxes. Sure, he can claim as much credit for that as anyone in the State House (because that veto-proof demoncrat majority sent him budgets that he signed and all,) but he jacked up fees on pretty much EVERYTHING that isn't a driver's license. My EMT license, for example, used to be $25/2 years. Now, it's $150 for that same 2 year term, and I haven't seen any benefit for the increase.
Or the time he said he's a life-long hunter. Yep, because he picked up a rifle once as a teen, and then didn't touch one again until last year on the campaign trail, so he could score some points with the gun lobby.
The best way to know if he's lying is to see if his lips are moving.

But let me tell you how I really feel...
From:kyrademon
Date:January 7th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
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From:catskillmarina
Date:January 7th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
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You really do not have a good choice of candidates there is no one who is
really close. Sorry to see that.

--- Miri of Mtribe
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From:ckd
Date:January 7th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
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Don't worry, Romney doesn't know who he is either.
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From:elfwench
Date:January 7th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
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Yours looked about like mine (which I did not post). That's the thing, is I find myself at odds with at least one big issue with all the ones I matched up with. And, I want the FairTax. That's a big issue for me.
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From:erik_j_meyer
Date:January 7th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)

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Who the heck is Romney, anyway?

Mitt? Oh, he is that guy who organized the Salt Lake city UT Olympics while living full time in MA (so he could run for governor here) while his wife lived full time in PA (she of the Heinz family fortune desiring nicer tax laws for the rich) all while he was really a MI native so he could start his presidential campaign there. Yup, just a guy that puts down his roots and sticks to his story.
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From:tessercat
Date:January 7th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Romney chained his dog carrier to the roof of his car for a long car trip with the dog inside and famously said," PETA doesn't like that my dog likes fresh air." - nothing much to do with politics, but funny.
From:kyrademon
Date:January 7th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
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Date:January 7th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
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From:happypete
Date:January 8th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)

this early in the cycle...

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it's probably goofy for me or anyone to talk about electability.

I've got to say that Ron Paul has run the best libertarian campaign in years...too bad he's not running as a libertarian.
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From:happypete
Date:January 8th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)

yeah...

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your 4-6th choices are in the 80s, by whatever metric they're using.

my TOP choice was in the 70's.

I like how much you and Fred Thompson are polar opposites. It's actually interesting that our "within-part" sort order is similar, and puts the lie to everyone who sees politics as a "left-right" spectrum.
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From:vettecat
Date:January 8th, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
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Romney has basically done a 180 on everything he said to get elected governor because now he's aiming at different voters. I wouldn't trust him to pick up my dry-cleaning.
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From:happypete
Date:January 8th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)

Neither would I

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I wouldn't vote for anyone, save maybe Paul...

I agree with most of his positions, but he and I are "180" on the abortion issue--and with the current stacking of the Suprem Court, I don't want a pro-life executive.
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