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  1. Chicago Cubs in 2015. Google the name Kris Bryant and get ready for him to become the new face of NL baseball.
  2. Robert can't get enough of the southern hospitality in America! Last time he was in Tulsa, he hit up several pubs and went to a Kings of Leon (Oklahoma roots) show 2 nights before his show.
  3. TCV = Best post-Zep album by a former Zep band member! Kudos to JPJ.
  4. Looking forward to his new album and seeing him live next month. Is he touring with the female bassist (drawing a blank on her name!)? Which drummer will be on tour with him?
  5. If Americans are crazy enough to re-elect Obama, he will outspend all 43 of his predecessors COMBINED!!! This asinine spending spree has got to stop. Vote Republican in the 2010 elections to help stop some of the bleeding.
  6. How many tax dollars will be wasted to take down a harmless religious cult? Texas has created another embarrassment for itself once again.
  7. I might be sitting this election out. These remaining candidates suck. I don't want a life-long politician, but I also don't want someone who hasn't done a damn thing yet. Give me someone from the private sector that also has experience running a state government... Mitt. 2012 can't come any faster.
  8. Steve, Mitt simply saw the writing on the wall. McCain wasn't going to be beaten after his victory in Florida. Romney faced a huge uphill battle against McCain AND Huckabee, who is good at garnering support from evangelicals who would likely vote for Romney if Huckabee weren't in the race. So my question then is why are you so down on Romney for being realistic? Romney was a relatively unknown political figure this year and has turned himself into a household name after the strong campaign he ran. He is positioned well for a run in 2012, which seems likely right now with the strong appeal that Obama has.
  9. All 3 of you Republicans here need to get out and vote for Mitt today if you live in a super Tuesday state!!!!
  10. This man would have been a legend if he had been born a decade or two earlier. It's a shame that he's not a household name.
  11. Hey Hermit, since when did you start supporting war-mongers like Edwards!!! John Edwards on the war in Iraq
  12. That's awesome man. I presume you live somewhere in Michigan. I sure hope that Romney wins there. He's a good man and could use a win at this point. The interesting thing about this is that Romney is actually ahead of McCain and Huck in the delegate count right now. Here is the obituary on Mitt Romney's dad, George, who was governor of Michigan in the 60's. As you read this, you can see he was truely a visionary ahead of his time in many ways. He spoke out against Vietnam well before other politicians did. He also was the only auto CEO who recognized that fuel-efficiency was becoming more and more important. George W. Romney Dies at Age 88; Michigan Governor, HUD Secretary By Bart Barnes Washington Post Staff Writer George W. Romney, 88, a former secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, governor of Michigan, chairman of American Motors Corp. and a contender for the 1968 Republican presidential nomination, died July 26 at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He collapsed after suffering a heart attack while exercising on a treadmill. Mr. Romney was among the luminaries of the national Republican Party after his 1966 election to a third consecutive term as governor of Michigan with a 570,000-vote plurality. But he abandoned his bid for the party's presidential nomination two weeks before the 1968 New Hampshire primary. That was after a three-month campaign that was dogged by his nationally televised comment attributing his initial support for the Vietnam War to his being "brainwashed" by the U.S. military during a tour of the Southeast Asian country. He would later call U.S. participation in the war "the most tragic foreign policy mistake in the nation's history." In a 1989 interview with the Associated Press, Mr. Romney insisted his comments about having been brainwashed had nothing to do with his withdrawal from the presidential race. "It was because Nelson Rockefeller became a candidate, and there was no way I could get the nomination fighting both Rockefeller and Richard Nixon," he said. From 1969 until 1973, Mr. Romney served as HUD secretary. But he left Nixon's Cabinet less than enthusiastic about his federal service, declaring that he looked forward "with great enthusiasm" to his return to private life. Administration support for urban programs had been less than what he had hoped for, he said. In 1974, he became the founding chairman of the Arlington-based National Volunteer Center, an organization that promotes volunteerism. In 1991, the center merged with the Points of Light Foundation, which was supported by President George Bush. A lifelong member and former bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mr. Romney spent two years as a Mormon missionary in England and Scotland during the 1920s. Friends said there was an evangelical strain about many of his undertakings later in life as well. As chairman and president of American Motors from 1954 until 1962, Mr. Romney played a key role in bringing the compact economy car to the U.S. public. He oversaw marketing for the Rambler, which he promoted with a missionary enthusiasm. Lambasting the large chromium-laden cars produced by Ford, Chrysler and General Motors then, he declared: "Who wants to have a gas-guzzling dinosaur in his garage? . . . Think of the gas bills!" Trapped once in a St. Louis traffic jam, he lectured a taxi driver that the mess never would have happened if everyone drove smaller cars. "Next time, try a Rambler," he advised as he left the cab. He resigned from American Motors to run for governor of Michigan and defeated incumbent John B. Swainson un 1962, breaking a 14year Democratic hold on the state's governorship. During his six years as governor, a new Michigan Constitution took effect, civil rights and tax reform measures were undertaken and the state economy improved. As a politician, Mr. Romney had many of the standard attributes: a quick smile, ready handshake and a smooth delivery of speeches. But he also was blunt, unequivocal and often impatient, and he sometimes stepped on toes. As governor, he had office hours on Thursday mornings when Michigan residents could stop by and talk with him for five minutes each. He made a point of shaking hands with schoolchildren who toured the state capitol. In his personal life, he neither smoke nor drank alcohol, and he tithed regularly, giving 10 percent of his income to the Mormon Church. A physical fitness buff all his life, he exercised regularly, often playing golf early in the morning before work. In his later years, he devised what he called a "compact 18" holes, in which he played three balls on each of six holes. Mr. Romney was born in a Mormon community in Chihuahua, Mexico, and he grew up in Idaho and Utah. He attended Latter-day Saints Junior College in Salt Lake City, the University of Utah and George Washington University. While at GWU, he worked in the office of Sen. David I. Walsh (D-Mass.). During the 1930s, he worked for Aluminum Co. of America as a salesman in Los Angeles and later as Alcoa's representative in Washington. During that time, he served two years as president of the Washington Trade Association Executives. Later, he was manager of the Detroit office of the Automobile Manufacturers Asssociation. During World War Il, he was managing director of the Automotive Council for War Production and general manager of the Automobile Manufacturers Assiation. He joined Nash-Kelvinator Corp. as assistant to the president in 1948, becoming executive vice president in 1953. In 1954, Nash-Kelvinator and Hudson Motor Car Co. merged to form American Motors; Mr. Romney became its president and chairmam During the next four years at the company's helm, he took the business from a money-losing operation into prosperity. In the process, he became a wealthy man himself. In that period, Mr. Romney also was chairman of a citizens committee that studied the needs of Detroit's public schools. He led a citizens effort to call a state constitutional convention and subsequently served as a delegate to the convention. In 1931, Mr. Romney married Lenore LaFount, his high school sweetheart. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lynn Keenan and Jane Romney; two sons, G. Scott Romney and Mitt Romney, a Massachusetts businessman who waged a tough but unsuccessful campaign to unseat Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) last fall; 23 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.
  13. If Huckabee wins the GOP nomination, I'll either not vote or vote for the opposition. However, I wouldn't vote for Hillary or Edwards. Edwards is worse than Huckabee with his populist rhetoric.
  14. The Democratic party in Iowa has impressed me. It is quite a historic event when a black man wins the nomination for President of the United States in a state that is 95% white. Good stuff. On the other hand, the Republicans proved that religious bigotry is alive and well. Huckabee pandered and preached to the evangelical base in Iowa, and they turned out in record numbers giving him the victory. The NYTimes reported that over 80% of self-described evangelical Christians voted for Huckabee. They came out in record numbers because they could not stand to see a Mormon win the nomination. Sad stuff. If Huckabee wins the nomination and his opponent is Obama, I will be voting for Obama. I can't stand Mike Huckabee and I'm afraid that he might tear apart the Republican party.
  15. Why are people still supporting Ron Paul after it's been proven he has a racist background? A 1992 political newsletter by former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, included portrayals of African-Americans as inclined toward crime and lacking sense about political issues, the Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. Paul, a former Libertarian Party presidential candidate who defeated Democratic-turned-Republican Rep. Greg Laughlin in the March primary, in November will face Democratic attorney Charles (Lefty) Morris, whose campaign is distributing Paul's writings. Under the headline "Terrorist Update," Paul reported on gang crime in Los Angeles and wrote, "If you have ever been robbed by a black teenaged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be." About blacks in Washington, D.C., Paul wrote, "I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal." Paul said Wednesday that his comments came in the context of "current events and statistical reports of the time," and that he opposes racism. In later newsletters, Paul wrote that lobbying groups who seek special favors are evil, and that "by far the most powerful lobby in Washington of the bad sort is the Israeli government."
  16. Make that 2 rounds for the house if Mitt doesn't win. This guy is the real deal and his crossover appeal to the left side of the isle is undeniable, especially if the left is stuck with Hillary as their nominee.
  17. It's Huckabee vs. Romney in Iowa with 15 days to go. Team Huckabee Team Romney
  18. Obama's middle name is Hussein. Maybe that will answer your question. It seems that the female former staffer that had an affair with John Edwards on the campaign trail is pregnant with his baby. Gotta love the Dems just for the entertainment value that comes with them: John Edwards Knocks Up Campaign Staffer While Wife Gets Cancer Treatment
  19. One of the most influential conservative magazines has endorsed Mitt Romney for president. Romney for President By The Editors Many conservatives are finding it difficult to pick a presidential candidate. Each of the men running for the Republican nomination has strengths, and none has everything — all the traits, all the positions — we are looking for. Equally conservative analysts can reach, and have reached, different judgments in this matter. There are fine conservatives supporting each of these Republicans. Our guiding principle has always been to select the most conservative viable candidate. In our judgment, that candidate is Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts. Unlike some other candidates in the race, Romney is a full-spectrum conservative: a supporter of free-market economics and limited government, moral causes such as the right to life and the preservation of marriage, and a foreign policy based on the national interest. While he has not talked much about the importance of resisting ethnic balkanization — none of the major candidates has — he supports enforcing the immigration laws and opposes amnesty. Those are important steps in the right direction. Uniting the conservative coalition is not enough to win a presidential election, but it is a prerequisite for building on that coalition. Rudolph Giuliani did extraordinary work as mayor of New York and was inspirational on 9/11. But he and Mike Huckabee would pull apart the coalition from opposite ends: Giuliani alienating the social conservatives, and Huckabee the economic (and foreign-policy) conservatives. A Republican party that abandoned either limited government or moral standards would be much diminished in the service it could give the country. Two other major candidates would be able to keep the coalition together, but have drawbacks of their own. John McCain is not as conservative as Romney. He sponsored and still champions a campaign-finance law that impinged on fundamental rights of political speech; he voted against the Bush tax cuts; he supported this year’s amnesty bill, although he now says he understands the need to control the border before doing anything else. Despite all that and more, he is a hero with a record that is far more good than bad. He has been a strong and farsighted supporter of the Iraq War, and, in a trying political season for him, he has preserved and even enhanced his reputation for dignity and seriousness. There would be worse nominees for the GOP (see above). But McCain ran an ineffectual campaign for most of the year and is still paying for it. Fred Thompson is as conservative as Romney, and has distinguished himself with serious proposals on Social Security, immigration, and defense. But Thompson has never run any large enterprise — and he has not run his campaign well, either. Conservatives were excited this spring to hear that he might enter the race, but have been disappointed by the reality. He has been fading in crucial early states. He has not yet passed the threshold test of establishing for voters that he truly wants to be president. Romney is an intelligent, articulate, and accomplished former businessman and governor. At a time when voters yearn for competence and have soured on Washington because too often the Bush administration has not demonstrated it, Romney offers proven executive skill. He has demonstrated it in everything he has done in his professional life, and his tightly organized, disciplined campaign is no exception. He himself has shown impressive focus and energy. It is true that he has less foreign-policy experience than Thompson and (especially) McCain, but he has more executive experience than both. Since almost all of the candidates have the same foreign-policy principles, what matters most is which candidate has the skills to execute that vision.
  20. I'd encourage all of you to watch this speech and formulate your own opinion on this important issue. Mitt Romney's Speech "Faith in America"
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