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Ron Paul Passes Michelle Bachmann for 3rd Place in GOP Poll

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by InTheLight, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. InTheLight

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    If he stays in 3rd place, or moves up into 2nd place in the polls I'm going to have to reevaluate him as a candidate. Starting to see HavensDad's point that Paul gets ignored by the media.

    Also look at the subgroup preference poll. Paul is strong among young people, Perry has the older crowd. Bachmann has no particular strength.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/149180/P...&utm_content=morelink&utm_term=Politics - USA
     
  2. mandym

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    Oh no, that can't be. He is a victim of being ignored by the press. Whiners like him will not get elected.
     
  3. J.D.

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    He can get elected. All it takes is enough people pulling the lever beside his name.
     
  4. Salty

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    Wow, that is a revelation, I never knew that
     
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    His RISE in popularity is attributed to what great characteristics. His rise reminds me of McCain's rise to prominence with no apparent reason.
     
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    I'm so smart I just figure these things out on my own.
     
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    Bachmann is losing support it seems. But could lose more support now that Perry is in the race.
     
  9. Salty

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    Thats right, she was averaging 10-13 % but now she is back to single digits.

    Actually, I would like to see the polls done the way the NCAA does it polls for Football: First place = 10 points, second, 9 points, third 8 points... 10th 1 point.

    Then you would see how many total votes and first place votes a candidate did receive.
     
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    If this is a question, let me know.


    Except for that war hero POW camp thing.
     
  11. Havensdad

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    That should have NOTHING to do with whether or not a man should be president. I have known several guys that spent time in Viet Nam, that you would NEVER want as president.

    Bottom line is, McCain is a sheisty, slippery establishment guy. He had no business getting the nomination.
     
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    "Sigh".....I never said he did. I simply attributed his rise to prominence to his time in that camp.
    I voted for Chuck Colson, Constitution Party out of Florida..
     
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    Looks like Perry's going to be the nominee.

    Bro. Curtis, did you know the link in your signature now just forwards to a campaign promotion page for Obama?
     
  14. exscentric

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    "If this is a question, let me know."

    Just an observation, he is all of a sudden great in the polls whereas he used to be an "EHHH" candidate.

    I was still looking around at what was offered last time and all of a sudden McCain was in???????????
     
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    It's like he never said it, eh ?
     
  16. Robert Snow

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    Yea, when you sing Happy Birthday to Elvis Presley on the anniversary of his death, you might expect your poll numbers to head down. :laugh:
     
  17. Salty

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    I disagree - your conduct in a war zone and esp as a POW gives a good indication as to your character.

    Also having been in the military, will give you a better perspective of the misison - which is one the very FEW constitutinal activites of the Federal Govt.

    Mind you - just because a man is a Veteran, combat hero, or even a POW; does not automaticaly means he gets my vote - but it does carry some weight.
     
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    Definitely disagree. Most of the time military men have a "status quo" "obey the present rules" mentality, that inhibits there ability to make drastic sweeping changes...the kind we need right now. It also frequently results in insanity with those who have actually spent time fighting... something that is certainly not a "plus" in my book.

    At best, time in the military is a complete non-issue either way in my opinion.
     
  19. Salty

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    It would be interesting to discuss your military time - But I along with many other NCO's & Officers knew when we should buck the system. The old "Thats the way we have always done it" is not a sufficent answer to a true leader. The military can make and train a "go-getter" leader.

    and now back to our regulary scheduled discussion
     
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