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  •  I like Feingold, but (none)
    is it true that he is unmarried?  When is the last time a single man was president?  Late 1800s, I believe it was Garfield, no?  And he was accused of being a homosexual.  

    Although it would be interesting for the president to be able to have lots of affairs, without cheating on his wife!  

    Does Feingold have any kids?  

    I can just see the smears.  "Divorced, single, and childless - what does Feingold know about middle-America?  Don't bet your children's futures on a swinger president!"

    -7.38, -5.90 | "A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism." - Carl Sagan

    by Subterranean on Wed Feb 01, 2006 at 02:02:34 PM PST

    •  Two kids (4.00)
      He has two kids, both of them older and attractive, well able to campaign for him. Both of his ex-wives speak highly about him and point to his work as the reason for the split (a very good thing to get out, he's working for us so much).

      As for the last time an unmarried man was elected...who was the last unmarried man to get a nomination. Historical trends are dumb...if we look over the last couple of decades, it would seem like suicide to nominate a Democrat, I mean of the last 7 elections, only 2 have gone to a democrat. Maybe we need to nominate our own Republican.

      "Murrow had a child. The damn thing went wild." -- Fleetwood Mac
      (-8.63), (-7.03)

      by Perdition on Wed Feb 01, 2006 at 03:54:58 PM PST

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      •  LOL (none)

        Stop calling them the Right if they aren't!

        by jmaps on Wed Feb 01, 2006 at 04:06:32 PM PST

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      •  Not the same (none)
        Democrat vs. Republican is obviously not the same difference as single vs. married candidate.  

        I personally think our mainstream media would fucking carpet bomb any presidential nominee who didn't have a conventional family.  That means married, and with children.  Married doesn't even count if they have no kids (because then we would have a CIC who can't impregnate his own wife - so how's he gonna fuck other countries?)

        This is the same media and electorate that accepted the argument that Kerry is a coward because he lied about his flesh wounds to get out of 'Nam.  Totally unfounded bullshit, yet the public ate it up.  So you think somehow the public won't be ready for heavy spin on the "single male" angle?  "Why can't this man keep a wife?   Why does he want to be alone?  What's WRONG with him?  He's not like us, he's SINGLE and twice divorced - one of THOSE kinds of men."

        Karl Rove never had it so easy.

        All the same, I'd vote for Russ in the primaries, because I'd like to see him win.  But I tend to vote for losers.

        -7.38, -5.90 | "A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism." - Carl Sagan

        by Subterranean on Wed Feb 01, 2006 at 09:27:02 PM PST

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        •  That's exactly it (none)
          Both his wives cite his work as the reasons for the divorce. He's working too hard for us, the Amwerican people, the people of WI and such...that gives him a BOOST in the pools.

          "Murrow had a child. The damn thing went wild." -- Fleetwood Mac
          (-8.63), (-7.03)

          by Perdition on Thu Feb 02, 2006 at 09:49:32 PM PST

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    •  i don't know (none)
      look at our last few married presidents...

      how's that working out for ya?

      •  You don't get it. (none)
        Try reading my post again.  I have no problem with single men as president.

        What concerns me is that our knuckle-dragging populace will not be able to accept a single man as president, because of all the family values bullshit that surrounds the presidency.  

        -7.38, -5.90 | "A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism." - Carl Sagan

        by Subterranean on Wed Feb 01, 2006 at 09:20:56 PM PST

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        •  what concerns me (none)
          is that we are pandering to the lowest common denominator instead of dragging the "knuckle-draggers" into this century kicking and screaming.

          you can accept the framing the republicans give you and choose OUR candidate based on the rules they gave you or you can call bullshit.

          and don't even go there with the, we can't change the perception of the world, b/c woe the powerlessness of you.

          b/c it's not the country's perception, it's a voting block.  and it's predominately a voting more concerned with gay marriage than divorce.

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