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[Presidential Election Thread] All Hail the Liberty Rooster.

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  • South hostSouth host I obey without question Registered User regular
    Octoparrot wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Once Obama secures his second term, he'll stop blinking and reveal his true form!
    Spoiler:
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    ?
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    Before I scrolled down all the way, I thought this was Obama as the Emperor from 40k. I was sad it wasn't.

    Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    I am angered at Bob McDonnell for ruining my perfect prediction by his zealous overreaching into women's uteri.

    Jerkface.

    and I'm mad because I wouldn't be able to read a Romney/McDonnell ticket without thinking of this guy:

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  • AtomikaAtomika Merry Christmas your arse I pray God it's our lastRegistered User regular
  • PantsBPantsB Registered User regular
    We should do a VP prediction contest.

    #VPPick = Ryan

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  • Gigazombie CybermageGigazombie Cybermage Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    South host wrote: »
    Octoparrot wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Once Obama secures his second term, he'll stop blinking and reveal his true form!
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

    ?
    Spoiler:

    Before I scrolled down all the way, I thought this was Obama as the Emperor from 40k. I was sad it wasn't.

    ?
    Spoiler:

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  • Boring7Boring7 Registered User regular
    FOR THE EMPEROR!

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    Goldman Sachs may as well be named COBRA.
  • AtomikaAtomika Merry Christmas your arse I pray God it's our lastRegistered User regular
    PantsB wrote: »
    We should do a VP prediction contest.

    #VPPick = Ryan


    It's a tricky proposition, I'll give you that. There aren't that many candidates that can both help Romney while A) attracting new voters and B) not scaring off other voters.


    Romney is seen as a moderate by his party, but his party's core is seen by everyone else to be fucking looney-tunes. He picks someone like Santorum, everyone else stays home and Obama wins 50 states. He picks someone in the establishment like Rubio or Ryan, no one gives a shit, and his turnout stays exactly the same, and Romney has to hope the Southerners and evangelicals will suck it up and hold their nose.


    Honestly, given that set of criteria, Newt Gingrich seems like a not-insane choice. Think about it:

    - Established name in the party
    - Southerner
    - Appeals to at least half of the Santorum voters, if not more
    - Totally crazy


    Will that happen? Don't know. I don't see Romney as the type for picking anyone for his cabinet that might actually form an opinion.

  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    If they were going to do that, they'd go with the considerably less insane appearing and actually stable/disciplined Haley Barbour.

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  • AtomikaAtomika Merry Christmas your arse I pray God it's our lastRegistered User regular
    If they were going to do that, they'd go with the considerably less insane appearing and actually stable/disciplined Haley Barbour.

    And they might still.

    But Gingrich has better name recognition.

  • lonelyahavalonelyahava One day, I will be able to say to myself "I am beautiful and I am perfect just the way I am"Registered User regular
    I dunno.

    People do remember katrina. and Barbour was a much praised governor of an effected stated.

    He also looks like what people would imagine a southern governor looking like.

    which might be helpful.

  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    If they were going to do that, they'd go with the considerably less insane appearing and actually stable/disciplined Haley Barbour.

    And they might still.

    But Gingrich has better name recognition.

    Here's why I don't think that would happen:

    1.) Gingrich is poison.
    2.) He would never accept it.
    3.) Romney's Magnificent Ego would never extend that invitation.

    Frankly, I have no idea who the Republicans are going to be able to tap for the job that won't be some barely known entity floating out in the states. All of their known entities have gigantic negatives for the general.

    It's going to be interesting in Tampa, to say the least.

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  • Mild ConfusionMild Confusion Smash All Things Registered User regular
    If they were going to do that, they'd go with the considerably less insane appearing and actually stable/disciplined Haley Barbour.

    And they might still.

    But Gingrich has better name recognition.

    But hasn't Newt been slamming Romney with ads?

  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    Crazy Option: Romney picks Rand Paul in exchange for Ron not running on a 3rd party ticket.

  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    I know it's more of a joke, but I'm gonna ask for real.

    Do they really believe, I mean truly, that this county would be better off if women and minorities couldn't vote, we were ran by strict theocratic values, and that poor people should give more money to the rich?

    I mean, is it just a show they put on for the hard cores or is this something that actually goes on in their brains?

    Consider the demographic of the people who hold this belief: overwhelmingly, it's pampered white males who grew-up in 50s-60s. There's almost no question that life really was better for these pieces of shit while they were growing-up in a time where everything heavily favoured them and they themselves weren't paying the fairly high taxes.

    Then their society decided that maybe not everything should always swing their way and began to level-out the playing field, and this has righteously pissed them off.

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  • ResIpsaLoquiturResIpsaLoquitur Registered User regular
    spool32 wrote: »
    Crazy Option: Romney picks Rand Paul in exchange for Ron not running on a 3rd party ticket.

    One of the msnbc shows has been tracking a total absence of attack ads on the part of Ron Paul toward Romney; I'd say the Rand Paul hypothesis could hold water.

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    spool32 wrote: »
    Crazy Option: Romney picks Rand Paul in exchange for Ron not running on a 3rd party ticket.

    This has been our resident Paul fan's theory for months.

    And I would be delighted. Among other things, that would be the most hilariously lopsided foreign policy election in the history of the country.

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  • Boring7Boring7 Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    spool32 wrote: »
    Crazy Option: Romney picks Rand Paul in exchange for Ron not running on a 3rd party ticket.

    Hah! I like it!

    After some more consideration I'm going to go with Allen West, because it allows me to jokingly mix his name up with Adam West, and make a variety of Batman jokes.

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    Thanatos wrote: »
    Goldman Sachs may as well be named COBRA.
  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    I really want to hear what a Romney/Paul economic plan would be.

  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    I really want to hear what a Romney/Paul economic plan would be.

    They can't tell you yet.

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    I really want to hear what a Romney/Paul economic plan would be.

    Paul Ryan's budget with shrines to Ayn Rand built in every major city.

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  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    Rubio's pretty likely, I think. Ryan will want to stay chairman of the Budget Committee. Also, no ticket with a sitting Representative as VP has won since 1932, and that was with the Speaker of the House.

  • AridholAridhol Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    I really want to hear what a Romney/Paul economic plan would be.

    Paul Ryan's budget with shrines to Ayn Rand built in every major city.

    Does building shrines count as infrastructure spending?

  • enc0reenc0re Registered User regular
    We're doing VP picks now? Mark me down for Rubio.

  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    If I had to bet, it'd be DeMint.

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    My VP pick is ol' trusty Santorum. He's become a star for the evangelical and Tea Party blocs from the primaries, which makes him a logical choice to get them to show up for the general to vote for Willard. He's also getting good at public speaking, a trait Romney lacks.

  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    My VP pick is ol' trusty Santorum. He's become a star for the evangelical and Tea Party blocs from the primaries, which makes him a logical choice to get them to show up for the general to vote for Willard. He's also getting good at public speaking, a trait Romney lacks.

    I'm not sure if he's allowed to choose Sir Froths at this point.

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  • dojangodojango Registered User
    He's also getting good at public speaking, a trait Romney lacks.

    Better than Romney at public speaking =/= good. My god, haven't we seen enough of his rambling, teleprompter-less speeches?

  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    dojango wrote: »
    He's also getting good at public speaking, a trait Romney lacks.

    Better than Romney at public speaking =/= good. My god, haven't we seen enough of his rambling, teleprompter-less speeches?

    I sure haven't.

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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    The Ender wrote: »
    My VP pick is ol' trusty Santorum. He's become a star for the evangelical and Tea Party blocs from the primaries, which makes him a logical choice to get them to show up for the general to vote for Willard. He's also getting good at public speaking, a trait Romney lacks.

    I'm not sure if he's allowed to choose Sir Froths at this point.

    He could very well do, Santorum is going to get something out of this campaign, the party can't afford to just tell him to STFU and risk losing his supporters.

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  • AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    spool32 wrote: »
    Crazy Option: Romney picks Rand Paul in exchange for Ron not running on a 3rd party ticket.

    What third party ticket? And if you say Americans Elect, I'm going to laugh and laugh.

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    The Ender wrote: »
    My VP pick is ol' trusty Santorum. He's become a star for the evangelical and Tea Party blocs from the primaries, which makes him a logical choice to get them to show up for the general to vote for Willard. He's also getting good at public speaking, a trait Romney lacks.

    I'm not sure if he's allowed to choose Sir Froths at this point.

    He could very well do, Santorum is going to get something out of this campaign, the party can't afford to just tell him to STFU and risk losing his supporters.

    Yep. If Santorum isn't given the VP slot he'll get a high ranking government job in Romney's administration. That may be Ryan's back-up plan, as well.

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  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    Actually, in all fairness, I don't think Romney is a bad orator. His problem is that he looks slimy while he's speaking; if you just listen to him without watching, he's pretty concise. He doesn't add much in terms of color, but he gets it done without being rambly or tripping all over his words.


    If he wants a great orator, though, I honestly think he should go with Perry. Perry would be an excellent speaker if the content of his messages wasn't so fucking terrible.

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  • Salvation122Salvation122 Registered User regular
    I dunno.

    People do remember katrina. and Barbour was a much praised governor of an effected stated.

    He also looks like what people would imagine a southern governor looking like.

    which might be helpful.

    Having lived in the state under his tenure I'll actually say that Barbour was a pretty decent governor, all things considered, with the caveat that Mississippi has very weak governors.

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  • The EnderThe Ender Registered User regular
    What third party ticket? And if you say Americans Elect, I'm going to laugh and laugh.

    Ron usually runs as an independent candidate.

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  • SavantSavant Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    I dunno.

    People do remember katrina. and Barbour was a much praised governor of an effected stated.

    He also looks like what people would imagine a southern governor looking like.

    which might be helpful.

    Having lived in the state under his tenure I'll actually say that Barbour was a pretty decent governor, all things considered, with the caveat that Mississippi has very weak governors.

    We are talking about the guy who pardoned a bunch of convicted murderers who worked in the governor's mansion, right?

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  • _J__J_ Festive Pedant Registered User regular
    My VP pick is ol' trusty Santorum. He's become a star for the evangelical and Tea Party blocs from the primaries, which makes him a logical choice to get them to show up for the general to vote for Willard. He's also getting good at public speaking, a trait Romney lacks.

    My guess is that the VP pick will be aimed at moderates.

    That's not Santorum.

  • ToxTox I kill threads Registered User regular
    The Ender wrote: »
    What third party ticket? And if you say Americans Elect, I'm going to laugh and laugh.

    Ron usually runs as an independent candidate.

    Does he? Wouldn't that get him kicked out of the GOP?

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    But Romney is already too moderate for the crazybase.

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    Savant wrote: »
    I dunno.

    People do remember katrina. and Barbour was a much praised governor of an effected stated.

    He also looks like what people would imagine a southern governor looking like.

    which might be helpful.

    Having lived in the state under his tenure I'll actually say that Barbour was a pretty decent governor, all things considered, with the caveat that Mississippi has very weak governors.

    We are talking about the guy who pardoned a bunch of convicted murderers who worked in the governor's mansion, right?

    Christ, that sounds extremely shady. TV cop show villain-of-the-week shady.

  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    _J_ wrote: »
    My VP pick is ol' trusty Santorum. He's become a star for the evangelical and Tea Party blocs from the primaries, which makes him a logical choice to get them to show up for the general to vote for Willard. He's also getting good at public speaking, a trait Romney lacks.

    My guess is that the VP pick will be aimed at moderates.

    That's not Santorum.

    Your guess is wrong, Romney is the moderate. They're going to need something to pull the far right in to vote.

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