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Old 07-26-2015, 02:54 PM
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Jindal isn't bad at all. I do try to catch every interview I can. He does have an excellent record. He knocked it out of the park a week or so ago on Hannity. Also, he is all for the voucher program.
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Old 07-26-2015, 02:59 PM
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I like Dr. Ben Carson and Bobby Jindal. Carson because he is intelligent, eloquent in speech and he's not a politician. Bobby Jindal puts out a message that I can support. Of course it is still a long way to go and who knows what anyone will say.
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:14 PM
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I'll vote republican regardless of who is on the ticket IF I think it will be a close election and IF I think Arkansas might swing Democrat.

If I feel safe in knowing one party is almost a shoe in to win ... I'll vote 3rd party


Who do I like right now? I want to follow Trump - why? He says it like it is, doesn't sugar coat things and addresses problems. I like that, mistakes he makes or not, he's a Perot type.
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:18 PM
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First I want to comment on Bernie. I grew up in Burlington, VT back in the 60's. Back then Bernie was a young hippie type fresh out of NY City and was focused on anti war which was common during that time due to the Viet Nam War. He ran unsuccessfully on the Liberty Union platform for governor and a couple of other offices and then in 1981 went up against the 6 term Democratic incumbent for the mayor of Burlington. He shocked the establishment by winning by a mere 10 votes. Over night City Hall was changed from people walking around in suits and smelling good to bell bottomed pants, open shirts and Birkenstock type shoes. Bernie brought in like minded people to the office of mayor and the Progressive Party was born. He ran for another 3 terms and won easily. I have to say he did bring a balanced budget to the city and was effective on programs for urban renewal and lake cleanup. Down the road he ran and won a seat for the US House of Representatives, served a few terms and then ran and won a vacant seat in US Congress. He is a very good politician, excellent debater and has a 70% favor-ability rating in Vt which means he doesn't even have to campaign for re-election. When he was mayor he and his wife lived across the road from my father in law in the blue collar lower hill section of Burlington. During his mayoral term he was very accessible and could often be engaged in conversation at some of the local breakfast spots. One in particular was Nectors an eatery/ night club owned by a friend of mine which was the starting place for the rock band Phish. Bernie is attractive to the worker bee segment of the population and the Unions. Big business and Wall St must hate him though. Bernie did a good job with Burlington but I can safely say I never voted for him. Just too far left of center for me. The man is very smart and shouldn't be over looked though. He does connect with the people. So far I like Ted Cruz and Jindal, wouldn't even consider Christie, and the last person I would like to see the get nomination would be Trump just ahead of Hillary on the Dem side.


I need to add this though...I do believe Bernie is honest. He is just too far left for my tastes.
If I feel safe in knowing one party is almost a shoe in to win ... I'll vote 3rd party
Something I never would do. I vote for the person who I feel is the best person for the office period.

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Old 07-27-2015, 04:54 AM
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Something I never would do. I vote for the person who I feel is the best person for the office period.
If your state is going to vote 65% to 35% Democrat - WHY would you vote Republican? Why would you even vote? Your votes is irrelevant isn't it ?

but a vote to 3rd party ... that adds to their totals, and gives them clout and could possibly mean someday, we can break free of the 2 party choke hold we live in today

a vote 3rd party could mean something
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:48 AM
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Trump and Cruz will be the winning ticket.
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:53 AM
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I hope not, Trump would be an assurance that the Dumbocrats would win the election. If he was half a man, he would walk away before he does more damage.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Ranger77 View Post
If your state is going to vote 65% to 35% Democrat - WHY would you vote Republican? Why would you even vote? Your votes is irrelevant isn't it ?

but a vote to 3rd party ... that adds to their totals, and gives them clout and could possibly mean someday, we can break free of the 2 party choke hold we live in today

a vote 3rd party could mean something
I may be naive but I was taught every vote counts. I take my ability to vote seriously. To cast a spoiler vote is just something I don't believe in.
I hope not, Trump would be an assurance that the Dumbocrats would win the election. If he was half a man, he would walk away before he does more damage.
That is pretty much what some talk radio was saying this morning. Some were even joking that he was actually working for Hillary.

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Old 07-27-2015, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Ranger77 View Post
If your state is going to vote 65% to 35% Democrat - WHY would you vote Republican? Why would you even vote? Your votes is irrelevant isn't it ?

but a vote to 3rd party ... that adds to their totals, and gives them clout and could possibly mean someday, we can break free of the 2 party choke hold we live in today

a vote 3rd party could mean something
How do you figure? The largest party today is independent. Yet, they're name really should say LAZY. They can't even come up with a candidate to field let alone tell anyone what they stand for. All of a sudden one of the other 50 will breakout and stand for something that can garner enough support?
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:49 AM
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Bernie Sanders?

Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has confounded many on the left with his views on firearms. While the Vermont Socialist has espoused radical leftist views on most issues, he’s traditionally espoused a more libertarian view of firearms ownership… until now:
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called for making existing gun laws “stronger” and “more enforceable” in the wake of last week’s bloody shooting at a Lafayette, LA, multiplex screening of Trainwreck. Speaking from New Orleans on NBC’s Meet The Press, Sanders told moderator Chuck Todd that guns used to kill people exclusively, not for hunting, should not be sold in the United States of America.
With that simple and intentionally loaded statement, Sanders declared the he would ban nearly all handguns, the majority of the most popular rifles, and many common shotguns as well.
Sanders is stating directly that he wants to ban all firearms designed for self-defense, and that he regards the Second Amendment as privilege that allows hunting alone… for now.


I’d like to thank Senator Sanders for finally bringing his real views on firearms forward. Sanders has been moderate on firearms during his political career in Vermont—a constitutional carry state with very few laws restricting where you can carry firearms—and seemed intent on sticking echoing those views as a Presidential candidate, even though they seemed to run in opposition to core socialist values of “the government must control everything.”


Sander’s seemingly incongruous Second Amendment views lasted roughly two weeks after Hillary Clinton took the opportunity to try to outflank him on the left over gun policy. Sanders has now used the shooting in a Lafayette, Louisiana theater by a mentally-ill older man armed with a cheap handgun to outflank her once again, showing that his decades of tepid Second Amendment support was always insincere.

http://bearingarms.com/socialist-ber...tm_campaign=nl


For those who doubt the source, here's the HuffPo puff piece quoting him:


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b0a13f9d18e1a5


Anyone who votes for him is an idiot.
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