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Reply #30 - Sep 11th, 2015 at 8:50pm
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stevea wrote on Aug 28th, 2015 at 8:33am:
My personal opinion is that some of the Rep <2%'ers will drop out soon.   The bottom of the Rep heap are in order from worst to top ...
Pataki, Graham, Gilmore, Perry, Santorum, Paul.
Of course w/ enough money and splinter support, a few might hold out till Spring.  Perry has money problem, Pataki & Gilmore have popularity problems, Graham has high negatives.   Santorum & Paul have some sort of support, and both seem *potentially* willing to make the long trek, even w/ no chance of winning.


Perry dropped out.  Not a hard call, but I called it.
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/11/politics/rick-perry-2016-campaign-suspended/

I expect Pataki  &| Gilmore to drop in the next 4-6 weeks.
One of the bigger names, Graham or Walker should drop soon, but both are boneheads.


As I suggested before, Santorum, Huckabee, & Paul *may* (speculative)  become 'klingons'  -   campaign zombies like Ron Paul who can't win, but go through the entire campaign for issues.
  
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Reply #31 - Sep 12th, 2015 at 4:39pm
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stevea wrote on Sep 11th, 2015 at 8:50pm:
As I suggested before, Santorum, Huckabee, & Paul *may* (speculative)  become 'klingons'  -   campaign zombies like Ron Paul who can't win, but go through the entire campaign for issues.

It will be a shame if Paul's positions and policy recommendations are not widely heard, but libertarian ideas are not popular right now, at least with the 'popular' media. Maybe not at all. Too bad.

Huckabee and Santorum can pound salt.

Graham is a big name? With who? How did his name get big?
  

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Reply #32 - Sep 18th, 2015 at 4:57pm
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Jeff wrote on Sep 12th, 2015 at 4:39pm:
It will be a shame if Paul's positions and policy recommendations are not widely heard, but libertarian ideas are not popular right now, at least with the 'popular' media. Maybe not at all. Too bad.



Heh - I got some bad news for you sunshine - those libertarian ideals that you and I treasure and revere are not widely held nor appreciated.  We are a minority.

Yes it would be great if Rand got the word out as a matter of influence, but he's not doing at all well in the debates.


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Huckabee and Santorum can pound salt.

I think eating sh*t is sufficient.


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Graham is a big name? With who? How did his name get big?


I said "Bigger" [than Pataki or Gilmore].   Now don't make me send you to remedial reading classes with DR  Wink
  
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Reply #33 - Sep 18th, 2015 at 5:00pm
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No polls post debate2 yet.

The Michigan Rep primary poll from Thursday shows Carson beating Trump 24/22, and Fiorino a distant 3rd.
  
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Reply #34 - Sep 22nd, 2015 at 6:53am
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Latest CNN poll results - Trump down hard, but still in the lead, Carson down, still #2,  Fiorina up very far to #3.  Rubio & Bush up a couple points each.

Trump & Bush & Paul have massive negatives - unelectable.


Walker leaves the race.  Called it.
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One of the bigger names, Graham or Walker should drop soon, but both are boneheads.


Actually Graham looked better than expected at the kiddie-table debate.

  
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Reply #35 - Sep 22nd, 2015 at 5:14pm
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You're making solid predictions already? Have you been right in past elections by guessing this early what the polls mean for the future? How many past elections?

Aren't you the guy who says most people prefer tyranny to liberty?
Isn't that what you mean when you say libertarians are a "minority"?
Certainly 'progressives' are a minority, but that didn't stop them from creating the U.S.S.R. or Communist China etc.
Truth be told, libertarians were probably a "minority" when America was created, but most people preferred liberty to tyranny.

Actually you called Graham one of the "bigger" names, and not in connection to anyone unknown. My reading comprehension is excellent, thank you, and you can't send me anywhere.
  

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