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The Next President?

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by genesis12, Aug 6, 2006.

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  1. genesis12

    genesis12 Member

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    A recent poll delivered some bad news to Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his potential 2008 bid for president when it revealed that nearly 40 percent of Americans would not vote for a Mormon presidential candidate.

    It’s not known how they would feel about having a Mormon first lady in the White House. But that could come to pass if Sen. Chris Dodd succeeds in winning the presidency. The Connecticut Democrat, a Catholic, is married to Jackie Clegg, a Mormon from Utah.

    “That could pose a problem for some religious conservatives,” according to Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah,” the Washington, D.C.-based publication The Hill reports.
    At a recent gala dinner, Bennett said a tongue-in-cheek Dodd told him, “At Bob Jones University, we are now a two-cult family.”

    Some evangelical Christians view both Mormonism and Catholicism as cults, according to The Hill, and Bob Jones University – a fundamentalist Christian school in South Carolina – has been criticized for past hostility toward some denominations.
    Dodd said in May that he was assembling a team to prepare for the 2008 presidential campaign, and in June he held his first major presidential fund-raiser.
     
  2. Ps104_33

    Ps104_33 New Member

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    It cant be worse than having a Mason as President, as many of them were.
     
  3. Joseph_Botwinick

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    None of this really matters as Hillary is going to be president in 08...God help us.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  4. Plain Old Bill

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    I pray your prdiction fails Joe.She is a shrewd woman and is presently trying to create a moderate image of herself.The American public is gullible. What a combination.
     
  5. Magnetic Poles

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    I am sure President Biden will do a good job. ;)
     
  6. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Biden is a nut who doesn't stand a chance. Clinton will make her way back to the big house.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  7. Jeff Weaver

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    My prediction is Mark Warner or John Edwards. Hillary is too unpopular with the core of the Democratic activitists to win, ala Joe Liberman.

    Personally I hope it is Mark Warner.
     
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    Personally, I hope the DEMS self destruct on themselves again...but I predict Hillary will win. Don't underestimate her or count her out.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    What do you like about Warner? I don't know much of anything about him, but I respect your opinion.
     
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    It will be interesting to see how President Clark does.

    Go Hogs Go! :laugh:
     
  11. Magnetic Poles

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    Ken, I thought you were Condi's boy. Or was it Tom Tancredo?
     
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    Only if she get's her smile fixed. Who wants a president nick named Gappy?
     
  13. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Clark is an idiot. But I agree with the second part...Go Hogs Go!

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  14. KenH

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    Concerning Wesley Clark, that was a joke going back to September 2003 that I knew Joseph would pick up on. :)
     
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    I don't think I could vote for a Mormon president. I wouldn't want a Mormon first lady, either, because of her potential impact as first lady on some issues.

    I guess whoever will be President will be someone the Lord has in that position for his purposes, so I don't worry about it too much. So far, before I was a Christian and since (late '90), I've never liked anyone who was President. :tongue3:
     
  16. KenH

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    I know what you mean, Marcia. I really liked Ronald Reagan as president, especially his first term. I have to go back to Grover Cleveland to find another president that I really liked a bunch - based on history. I may be old but I'm not that old. :laugh: .
     
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    Huck for Prez! :thumbs:
     
  18. Jeff Weaver

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    Daisy

    Mark Warner came into a financial disaster zone left by the previous Republican governor and cleaned it up. The Republican legislature and the republican governor could not agree on a state budget. Mark Warner and the republican legislature worked together to fix it. Warner was also the executive of what was at the time in the opinion of some the best managed state in the country. This URL for the Government Performance Project has more details:

    http://results.gpponline.org/StateOverview.aspx?id=138

    Mr. Warner was a successful business man prior to election as governor. He is a moderate in most things, he has shown ability to work across the aisle to achieve the best result for the commonwealth. At the time he left office in early 2006, he was perhaps the most popular governor in the country, and considering the political affiliation of most Virginians that is saying something.

    Hope it helps.

    Jeff
     
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    I would not vote for Huck for dogcatcher. What a horrible thought. I might be tempted to vote for Hillary before I vote for the Huckster.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    The Republicans have failed to lead both in the White House and Congress and well deserve to lose power. The only problem is that putting Democrats in their place solves nothing. There are nearly 300 million Americans, some quite bright with good leadership abilities, good moral character, and ability to govern. But once again, we will let the Democrats and Republicans have their primaries, back room deals, and conventions, and come up with two losers to choose from like 2000 and 2004. Can you imagine, 300 million Americans and Bush and Kerry are the finalists? Our system is obviously broken and needs fixed. These times require competent leadership.
     
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