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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn View Post
    Looks pretty good.

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    I just hope the foreign policy situation over the last year or so (ISIS, Yemen etc.) hasn't ruined his ability to win the primary.

    He is actually polling ahead of HRC in Pennsylvania right now. Pennsylvania polling has Rand Paul ahead of Hillary in 2016

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    Rand Paul chose to go out of his way to align himself with Mitch McConnell at the worst possible time.....I've lost all interest in him, and I would imagine large numbers of (former) Republicans feel the same way-even if he wins the nomination, I suspect that non-corporate donations and 'ground game' would be less than what some anticipate.

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    From Politico:Rand Paul: ‘I’m running for president’

    I actually think Rand allying with McConnell was a smart move showing that he was willing to be a team player. The needle he's going to have to thread to make it to the general election is a very delicate one.

    Between easing the concerns of the establishment on foreign policy, maintaining his core group of young energetic supporters, and reaching out to non traditional constituencies for the GOP. It's a difficult hill to climb, but if he can stitch those differing groups together into one coalition, he would be unstoppable in the general.

    Right now I'm paying a lot of attention to Paul, Rubio, Walker and Bush.

    We'll just have to see how it goes.

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    hmm I just realized that the legalization of same sex marriage throughout USA is a blessing for the republican party. All these years they were losing votes due to their stand on that front. Even if their other policies might have been good for the country their stance on same sex marriage issue was ruining their chances on winning.

    Now that that is history they can focus on other matters.

    Illegal immigration, taxation policies etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riva View Post
    hmm I just realized that the legalization of same sex marriage throughout USA is a blessing for the republican party. All these years they were losing votes due to their stand on that front. Even if their other policies might have been good for the country their stance on same sex marriage issue was ruining their chances on winning.
    No, they weren't. You far overestimate support of SSM and even among those that do support it now plenty care more about the economy and their own standard of living and are willing to overlook it.
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    These are some interesting interviews with the GOP campaign managers.
    Some quick thoughts:

    -The most impressive were Rubio's and Rand's CMs. If I recall correctly they were the only ones that stated they weren't surprised by Walker's departure from the race which says they are really dialed in to things. Rand by far seems to have an edge in organization and Rubio's CM (and Rubio humself) has been thrifty enough to survive bumps in the road.

    -Just based off of the CMs I would expect Rubio to prevail over Bush as Bush's CM is not very impressive.

    -I didn't listen to all of the CMs as many didn't seem worth it.

    -I stopped watching Santorum's CM as he immediately insulted the interviewers wife.

    -Ben Carson's CM pretty much telegraphed that they don't expect to win and that they're in it to raise Ben's profile and influence.




    Rand's CM is at the 20 minute mark
    Rubio's CM is at the 52 minute mark
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