Election of 2012....Who ya got?
- 08-14-2011, 09:51 AM
Election of 2012....Who ya got?
Ok guys, figured I would get us started early. With the Iowa Straw poll just yesterday, it seems that election/campaign season is strongly underway. With that said, who do you think will opposed Obama in 2012, and who do you think with be out C.I.C? Also, who would you want if you had your choice?
If I had to place a wager now, I think Rick Perry will get the GOP nod, and probably lose to Obama in 2012.
Out of those 2 choice, we are going in the wrong direction IMO regardless.
If I had my druthers, I like Huntsman's more common sense approach, but he will not get any serious attention.
So lets here it folks
- 08-14-2011, 10:04 AM
08-14-2011, 10:12 AM
The GOP debates will be funny / disturbing enough that's for sure. Still though like you said who ever wins in the end we lose.
08-14-2011, 12:22 PM
Obama is very vulnerable, but Republicans can't win with who they will probably nominate. If they nominate Perry they lose (religious nuts don't play well in generals), if they nominate Bachmann they lose (see Perry quote, plus she's nuts), if they nominate Romney they lose (far right hates him).
A moderate would have a real good shot I'd think, but I don't see it happening. Obama wins (imo) because the other side runs someone polarizing enough to scare the middle and the Dems into action.
As for who I hope wins, Ron Paul of course. But that has no chance of happening.
08-14-2011, 12:37 PM
08-14-2011, 04:43 PM
Politics is a game about winning. Who stands a chance against Obama? I like a lot of the candidates answers and solutions but, even if I like the person, I want Obama out and I only see one person who can beat him. Why spend so much time and money on who will just lose? I believe Herman Cain is the only one who can beat Obama. I like Cain and his idea's. He's a business man and more in touch with most Americans, IMHO.
94% of Black voters voted for Obama. If it were 85% I wouldn't believe they voted according to race but they did. Obama's parents weren't Americans. His mom wasn't from America. His Dad was from Kenya. His value's aren't American.
Herman Cain is Born and raised in America with the same cultural heritage as most of the Black AND White population. Obama is the opposite. Maybe Cain can teach people that the Republican party is not the "white" party, but the party for equality.
Color aside, I like what he stands for and he isn't a career politician.
08-14-2011, 05:52 PM
Obama is vulnerable, yes. I think he has more disappointment then approval. Hell, the rest of the world sees him as a push over and we don't think he can get anything done. But he is a strong standout representative for the democratic opinion. But he gets nothing from me... how dare you take down the American flag from the oval office to be replaced with a middle eastern nation's. You, sir, are not the leader of my country.
With that being said, the republic party has NO face. There's too many potential people and not enogh backing to a single name. If I HAD to pick, Romney. Of course, we'd all love to see Ron Paul make waves but it just won't happen. The GOP is too scatterbrained to form a tangible front to take on the President.
For me, it's not the "better candidate" rather than "the lesser of two evils." What we need is a moderate, someone to stop all this ripping at the seames. The problem is were so far gone into radical/progressive politics somone halfway will never get the chance.
*Sigh* it's gonna be an interesting year. RawStrength, pass that popcorn.
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
08-15-2011, 10:09 AM
but Rodja has it right on the nose (hopefully i'm not the only one who knows that reference offhand )
08-15-2011, 10:44 AM
Herman Cain. . .
but nothing is going to change, except the 'change' Obama was talking about - which is tearing apart this country.
outside of the economy, debt, freedoms in danger, etc. that is wrong with this country, I would only vote for a leader who will stand for Israel.
08-15-2011, 10:55 AM
08-15-2011, 10:56 AM
Romney has the look and sound of a president, I just dont know if the right is galvanized behind him.
Cain has already had a few off the wall things to say, and as much as there are certain things about Paul I like, he is a little too cooky for me.
08-15-2011, 10:57 AM
08-15-2011, 11:00 AM
08-15-2011, 11:00 AM
08-15-2011, 11:04 AM
08-15-2011, 11:04 AM
As an aside, with my new job, I have seen first hand what his new legislation is doing to "free" benefits. Yikes
08-15-2011, 11:06 AM
08-15-2011, 11:07 AM
08-15-2011, 11:09 AM
At the end of the day, he is a fairly popular rock star outside of NJ right now, but on a national scene, his bully routine will make him a flop
08-15-2011, 11:20 AM
And I think his platform would be very successful....Wisconsin showed that, even though Democrats and the media tried to portray the entire state against Walker....in the end, he won....and that union fight was MUCH more public than anything NJ had.
08-15-2011, 12:57 PM
Walker and Christie are very different. Christie comes off as a bully. Walker is more polished (personality wise) imo
08-15-2011, 01:07 PM
does anyone really like Christie? at this point hasnt he pi$$ed off just about everyone in the state?
08-15-2011, 01:15 PM
08-15-2011, 02:25 PM
In my experience serving in the federal government, and attending the ****e-y public schools that I did; I'm fairly confident in saying that a good number of people enjoying their guaranteed stipend, free health care, and 30 day vacations don't hunger for advancement. THEY'RE LAZY!! lol. And every military general knows he's getting a nice comfy chair as a board member somewhere. it's a system.
08-15-2011, 02:56 PM
Sometimes the truth hurts. Some ARE lazy and selfish.
A bully is someone who picks on those less powerful.....the unions are by no means, less powerful.
The problem unions have, especially public employee unions, is the more you complain about your benefits and having to pay more into your retirement, the rest of the population within the private sector arent even sure they can keep their job. Until they realize that, they are on the losing side.
08-15-2011, 03:58 PM
To assume that the unions have the sway as the governor and his cronies is ill advised, and his behavior is the quintessential bully routine. He looks downright foolish.
So keeping this on target with the topic, Christie will not run in 2012, and even if he did, he would not get far. Once his financial situation comes to the forefront (as well as the helicopter to his sons baseball game) he's done.
I am hopeful that the GOP comes up with someone of relevance that can make this a race, as I am itching to find someone to believe in. I dont think that person is there though.
08-15-2011, 04:08 PM
08-15-2011, 04:19 PM
Actually they did in the past...And he looks good to a LOT of people. Some people think the unions need to get bullied around.To assume that the unions have the sway as the governor and his cronies is ill advised, and his behavior is the quintessential bully routine. He looks downright foolish.
Nobody cares about his finances....as was the case with Obama....and nobody cares about the helicopter incident...except people who want to make it an issue and would never vote for him anyway. Most of the public could care less.So keeping this on target with the topic, Christie will not run in 2012, and even if he did, he would not get far. Once his financial situation comes to the forefront (as well as the helicopter to his sons baseball game) he's done.
Nope..they won't. Romney is a pure politician and Bachman and Perry are both idiots.I am hopeful that the GOP comes up with someone of relevance that can make this a race, as I am itching to find someone to believe in. I dont think that person is there though.
08-15-2011, 05:12 PM
This is wrong. I get paid far less with 2 masters degrees than if I was inure private sector.Originally Posted by EasyEJL
On your example, what happened when the unions played games? Nothing until it expired. That's why what the governor did was legally wrong.
08-15-2011, 05:39 PM
Total employer compensation costs for private industry workers averaged $28.10 per
hour worked in March 2011. Total employer compensation costs for State and local government
workers averaged $40.54 per hour worked in March 2011.
On your example, what happened when the unions played games? Nothing until it expired. That's why what the governor did was legally wrong.[/QUOTE]
The other option was for the state to declare bankruptcy, rendering all labor contracts null and void then renegotiating from nothing. It was good enough for Obama to do with GM, including stealing money from the bondholders to give to the unions, why isn't it good enough to be used the other way around?
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