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Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:02 PM

 

If you had to pick a Republican

If you knew that the GOP was going to win, and you could choose which rider in the clown car would get to drive, who would it be?

My answer right now is Jeb! (exclamation not for emphasis). He doesn't have a shot because, as I see it, he's the only one who isn't completely insane. But that's also why he'd be my pick.

Well, Kasich isn't totally crazy, but tbh I just don't like him.

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Reply If you had to pick a Republican (Original post)
kryptoniandawn Feb 2016 OP
Bagsgroove Feb 2016 #1
chillfactor Feb 2016 #2
pangaia Feb 2016 #3
MADem Feb 2016 #15
pangaia Feb 2016 #16
MADem Feb 2016 #17
TheSocialDem Feb 2016 #4
rurallib Feb 2016 #5
JeffHead Feb 2016 #6
yourout Feb 2016 #7
kryptoniandawn Feb 2016 #12
napi21 Feb 2016 #8
Warpy Feb 2016 #9
Bucky Mar 2016 #20
saltpoint Feb 2016 #10
Smarmie Doofus Feb 2016 #11
femmocrat Feb 2016 #13
Menika65 Feb 2016 #14
MADem Feb 2016 #18
Bucky Mar 2016 #19

Response to kryptoniandawn (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:06 PM

1. Any of them would be a disaster

But I suppose at least Jeb(!) and Kasich are the least insane of the bunch. ("Vote for Jeb! He's Less Insane Than Trump!"

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Response to kryptoniandawn (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:07 PM

2. Kasich...

he seems to be the only one of them that has functioning gray matter..

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Response to kryptoniandawn (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:07 PM

3. Let's end this thread right now.



Kidding kidding... or.............not....

I'd pick the guy who was ambassador to China...

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Response to pangaia (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 01:03 PM

15. Jon Huntsman. He's rich, too, so Trump couldn't bully him.

He's so sane he's almost a Democrat.

AND...he'd be the first Mormon, if he won!

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Response to MADem (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 01:56 PM

16. He also speaks excellent Beijing inflected Mandarin.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 02:18 PM

17. One of the few ambassadors who stayed awake in class!

I knew an attache who received the same course of instruction--he was smart as a whip but not terribly facile when it came to languages. He learned and became fluent--when the instruction is good, even a tough language can be mastered!

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Response to kryptoniandawn (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:09 PM

4. All would be horrible

Thats a dark place to let your mind wonder. I tried to put some thought into this, but I just can't pick one.

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Response to kryptoniandawn (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:11 PM

5. Does it have to be one that is running?

Decent republicans are few and far between these days.
So for all his faults i would probably go with my old representative, Jim Leach.
Yes he of Graham, Leach, Bliley act. But he has many redeeming qualities.

So a locked conventions casts its eyes toward Jim Leach.

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Response to kryptoniandawn (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:14 PM

6. It would have to be Trump.

If we're all on a bus speeding towards a brick wall, nothing would please me more than knowing that with Trump in the drivers seat his face hits the wall first.

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Response to kryptoniandawn (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:14 PM

7. Honestly if a Republican wins the Presidency it might as well be the worst of the litter so the.....

crash will be bad enough to brand them as pariahs for the next 100 years.

Maybe then people will wake up.

If a Republican gets in we are going down hard no matter who it is.

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Response to yourout (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:23 PM

12. This is why

 

My lady prefers Trump. She wants him to ruin the country so bad no one will ever vote GOP again. IMHO both parties are in a nose dive. Flash forward 30 years and it's like, Tea Party vs. Progressive Party.

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Response to kryptoniandawn (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:18 PM

8. Trump.

Yea, I know he's nuts, but I think a lot of what he's saying now is show aimed directly to the audience he wants to reach, and it seems to be working. The man is NOT stupid, by any stretch. Remember, he WAS a Dem for a very long time, and I doubt he's changed much. When I look at all of them, I see 1 intelligent but politically stupid one (Carson), 2 evangelical war mongering liars (Cruz & Rubio) 1 smooth talking sneaky liar (Kasich) I real dumb ass who hired ALL of his bros advisers but swears he's his own man (Jeb) 1 super egotist but not really an extremist (Trump)

After carefully examining each one, I decided the Trumpster is the best of 6 very bad.

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Response to kryptoniandawn (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:18 PM

9. Come from behind Kasich

He's saner than Jebbie, he just believes a lot of really stupid shit he's been told. He's not a religious nut (Jebbie pretends to be) and would likely be the least of all possible evils in that party if they cheated him in to office.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 02:20 AM

20. Kasich wants a much more aggressive foreign policy than Jeb

It's appalling but the response of Jeb Óbove is probly the best answer

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Response to kryptoniandawn (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:21 PM

10. Sometimes dogs won't eat the dog food.

I liken the current GOP presidential aspirants to a giant mound of dog food. Unappetizing, start to finish, through and through.

My pick is none of the above.

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Response to kryptoniandawn (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:21 PM

11. They're all ( Excepting Trump) extremely weak. To put it mildly.

 

Rubio is an empty suit. Cruz won't be able to break out of the straight jacket, far right world view. They'd be easiest to beat.

Trump is a wild-card. He could be trouble. It's difficult to predict if...... stylistically if not ideologically.... he can appeal to and draw out sufficient % of the general electorate to remain competitive. But it's possible that he COULD.

If I were the GOP high command, I'd try to talk Romney and/or Ryan into running.

They're both smarter and slicker than anyone in the current crew and either of them would be more difficult for DEMs to defeat. (And Romney, like Trump has unlimited $$)

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Response to kryptoniandawn (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 07:28 PM

13. Jeb.

Because the other ones all seem worse to me.

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Response to kryptoniandawn (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2016, 09:19 PM

14. Toss up, really

I think after listening to Kasich in a clip on MSNBC the other night, and the fact he states he's trying to run a "clean" campaign, he would have my vote if I wasn't a Democrat and voting for Bernie.

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Response to Menika65 (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 02:19 PM

18. He's a regressive misogynist. nt

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Response to kryptoniandawn (Original post)

Sat Mar 5, 2016, 02:17 AM

19. Rand Paul would do the least harm

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