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  •  Honestly, (7+ / 0-)

    the prospect of a president McCain (or Huckabee, but that's for a different diary) makes me certain to vote for the Dem nominee, no matter who it is.

    We are the youth, we'll take your fascism away. (-7.50, -7.33)

    by indiemcemopants on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 02:23:52 PM PST

    •  Which is why we need a LOT more diaries (13+ / 0-)

      on what's wrong with Republicans, and a lot fewer on what's wrong with Democrats.  

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 02:31:38 PM PST

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      •  What We Need... (1+ / 0-)
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        What we need are less diaries encouraging the Democratic Party to ensure the viability of the most dangerous contender, Romney.

        That's going to go down as one of the most ill-advised campaigns in our Party's history.

        Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. http://www1.hamiltonproject.org/es/hamilton/hamilton_hp.htm

        by PatriciaVa on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 02:35:14 PM PST

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        •  Romney? A danger? (0+ / 0-)

          The Plastic Mormon is as electable as I am...even though I'd be good to all of you!

          The Democratic Congress is now divided into three parts: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.

          by Asinus Asinum Fricat on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 02:38:00 PM PST

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          •  Romney is Dangerous (1+ / 0-)
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            What so few of you realize is that the future is what matters, not the present.

            I concede that Romney currently polls worst of the three viable GOPers.  But that's today.  One month ago, Romney was far behind in Florida.  Today, he is ahead.  According to the trading markets, he's at 60%, while McCain is at 30%.

            Same applies to the GE.

            Romney has bought billion dollar companies when noone wanted them.  Levers them up, and sells them for 5x what he paid for them within five years,.  Sometimes much sooner than that.

            Does this by using vast amounts of data, and flawless execution.

            I know how PE general partners think. And he's not just a partner; he was a founder.

            And few things are as dangerous as a PE general partner willing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a GE campaign.

            Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project. http://www1.hamiltonproject.org/es/hamilton/hamilton_hp.htm

            by PatriciaVa on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 02:50:44 PM PST

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        •  I've never been comfortable with gaming primaries (0+ / 0-)

          and playing in the opposition's sandbox. It feels wrong to me to vote for someone I'd be unwilling to see in office.  And whether or not Romney is the least or the most dangerous ... think how you'd feel if you had pulled the lever for him and he ended up POTUS.  That's a risk I just can't take.

          "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

          by lgmcp on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 02:39:24 PM PST

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        •  I'm pretty sure (0+ / 0-)

          it was to ensure the temporary viability of a crappy candidate, just to prolong their race to the nomination. Romney might be scary but he's not a good enough candidate to get the nomination, he just helps to stall the process for awhile.

          We are the youth, we'll take your fascism away. (-7.50, -7.33)

          by indiemcemopants on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 02:41:11 PM PST

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        •  McCain is the strongest repub candidate because (0+ / 0-)

          the MSM treats him like some kind of demigod ...

          How contentedly American journalists suck at the teat of that mother of all political myths: John McCain the straight-talker. Disgusting, sure, particularly if you have any direct experience of McCain the liar, as I do.

          Take for example this slobbering interview by Michele Norris on NPR recently. She spits up all over herself trying to portray a simple opinion about economics as emblematic of McCain’s honesty and candor, assuming these things as if they were fact (rather than journalistic fictions):

          ... while they have a deep aversion to Romney.  

          This election will likely be won in the middle 15% (yep, again) and if you think those swing voters (ummmm, let me see, will it be column A or column B) don't take their direction from the MSM I'd love to score some of that Thai stick you're smoking.

          No quarter. No surrender.

          by hegemony57 on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 08:48:54 PM PST

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      •  Amen (1+ / 0-)
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        The Myth of McCain the Straight-Talker boggles my mind.  I remember McCain's role in the S&L scandal very well, and I've been surprised that he recovered from it (it killed John Glenn's presidential hopes, and he was a national hero).

        Quite apart from his charter membership in the Keating Five, McCain has been pandering to Bush since the moment Bush trounced him in South Carolina in 2000.  Because the most zealous of the True Believers won't forgive McCain for initially opposing Bush's Sacramental Tax Cuts, The Myth of McCain the moderate is perpetuated by the press. McCain explains his flip-flop on taxes by  saying that he was opposed to them in 2001 because they weren't paid for by spending cuts, but the rapidly growing deficit doesn't seem to give him any pause in supporting Bush's desire to make the sunsetting tax cuts permanent.

        The guy who supposedly stood up to the Religious Right has now paid tribute to its leaders, and suddenly "revealed" that he'd become a Baptist.

        And let's not forget that he wants to stay in Iraq for 100, if not 10,000, years.

        And still the press, in a communal swoon, remains dazzled by McCain's straight-talkin' candor.

        I don't get it.  Never will.  

        It's the Constitution, stupid.

        by litigatormom on Fri Jan 25, 2008 at 02:56:00 PM PST

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