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View Poll Results: Who's your GOP pick for 2012?

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  • Bachmann

    0 0%
  • Cain

    1 3.33%
  • Gingrich

    0 0%
  • Huntsman

    4 13.33%
  • Paul

    23 76.67%
  • Perry

    0 0%
  • Romney

    2 6.67%
  • Santorum

    0 0%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I just watched the Fox News/Google Debate from September 22 and am astound that Rick Perry has any followers at all. He is obviously the stupidest candidate on stage. Fox seems to like him, though. Why is that?
    Rick Perry exists to make other candidates appear more competent and intelligent

    This is why there is a large popular support for candidates such as Mitt Romney, despite his policies

    Herman Cain serves the same purpose in that he makes the other candidates appear less rapey and creepy

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    The ones I found most sympathetic are Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul. Why is Romney more popular than Huntsman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    The ones I found most sympathetic are Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul. Why is Romney more popular than Huntsman?
    Huntsman identifies as center-right, meaning he is essentially Obama. Although most Americans favor Obama, many Republicans do not.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Hun...olitical_views

    Sure he opposes abortion and same-sex marriage, but he just doesn't connect with the base of the Republican party.

    Who knows? Maybe he will be a major contender. His radical views on evolution and global warming make him an unlikely presidential candidate.

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2...call-me-crazy/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beargryllz View Post
    Who knows? Maybe he will be a major contender. His radical views on evolution and global warming make him an unlikely presidential candidate.

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2...call-me-crazy/
    So he is too reasonable (and has too interesting a taste in music) to appeal to the Republican base? How sad. Is there any reason he could not become a Democrat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    So he is too reasonable (and has too interesting a taste in music) to appeal to the Republican base? How sad. Is there any reason he could not become a Democrat?
    He could almost certainly be mistaken as a Democrat. Leaders are not to be mistaken, they are distinct.

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    Huntsman looks like the stereotypical creepy politician in a dystopian sci-fi movie.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beargryllz View Post
    Leaders are not to be mistaken, they are distinct.
    I suppose what makes people distinct is media coverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I suppose what makes people distinct is media coverage.
    Especially with networks like Faux News and "news reporters" like Bill O'Reilly. Below is a clip where he has his own straw poll for his show and then removed Ron Paul from the choices because his supporters "slammed the poll" (i.e. apparently participation in his poll by people are excited about their candidate and tell other people who are exicted about the same candidate about the online poll- in other words democracy but voting a way Bill O'Reilly doesn't like)



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    Although I don't trust him I must admit that Newt Gingrich is a powerful debater. He has a strong presence and good grasp of politics and the English language.

    After the sexual harassment charges against Cain inevitably take their toll I think Gingrich will pick up on some of the lost support and will be the next media darling/flavor of the month (although will not get as close as Cain got)

    I never thought I would have ever saw such a poor political debater as George W. Bush; that is until Perry. Now I actually look forward to seeing Perry debate. Its like they throw him out there and his comes off as a dumb ass who has had a couple/few stiff drinks before he enters on the podium. Good (unintentional) comic relief.
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    No one seems to like poor Ron Paul..

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