Will the rain work to Ron Paul’s advantage?

posted at 5:35 pm on January 21, 2012 by Tina Korbe

On any given Saturday, rain is generally a good reason to remain under the covers at least a little while longer than usual — and to forgo any unnecessary errands entirely. On primary Saturday, rain becomes a test of supporters’ dedication to a particular candidate. So far, it’s been a wet weekend day in the Palmetto State — and you know who that helps. For once, the answer is not Mitt Romney.

The Texas congressman joked at a campaign stop here Friday evening that some of his staff were praying for less favorable weather to tamp down turnout for those who would vote for other candidates, the implication being that Paul’s supporters would not stay home for any reason.

“When we were flying in [to Greenville], the weather was getting bad, and it was starting to rain, and I thought, is anybody going to show up?” Paul recounted at the Friday rally. “And somebody said, can you doubt that the weather is going to keep them at home?”

“These guys are praying for bad weather tomorrow so that all those other people stay home tomorrow,” Paul said.

Nothing to do but wait and see whether the rain will, indeed, affect turnout and whether Paul fans will be undeterred. But, in another sign of the dedication of Ron Paul supporters, the Texas Congressman’s name still dominated Twitter mentions this week, even though the drama surrounding the other candidates made for one of the most memorable weeks of the 2012 primary season so far.

NBC’s Chuck Todd might have summed up Thursday’s events best with this tweet:

“Books about this campaign will have chapters simply titled: ‘January 19th’” …

And yet, through it all, Ron Paul maintained his lead on the@MentionMachine leaderboard this week. We measured tweets from Wednesday at 7 p.m. through Friday at 4 p.m.

The candidates, with the exception of Santorum, saw significant surges in the volume of tweets about them, but perennial top-mention-getter Paul still had more mentions than any of the other candidates.

Paul had a relatively drama-free week compared to his remaining rivals, and recent tracking polls peg him to finish third in the South Carolina primary. But his grasp on the top spot in the @MentionMachine, as in practically every other online poll ever conducted, is firm.

No matter how popular Paul becomes, though, insiders inevitably discount him as a plausible actual nominee. Instead, they speculate about what it is Paul “wants” out of his candidacy, as it couldn’t possibly be the nomination. A new theory from Kimberly Strassel, for example, puts forward the idea that he just wants to amass enough delegates to force his foreign policy views on the rest of the party. If that is the case, then anyone in South Carolina wary of Ron Paul’s out-of-the-GOP-mainstream positions better brave the rain.


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Rain helps Not-Romney. Mitt-wits hardest hit.

WhatNot on January 21, 2012 at 5:38 PM

A snow storm with ten foot drifts and 7.5 earthquake couldn’t help this man……but dream on Paulbots.

Rovin on January 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Fortunately, Ron Paul supporters cannot vote multiple times in the primary, like they do on the internet.

ynot4tony2 on January 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Not really.I voted today in pouring rain long lines and listing to people saying how they could not wait to vote for Newt.

logman1 on January 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

The only thing that will “force” the views on the party would be debt and out-of-control spending does. Kinda hard to keep the empire going when your currency is collapsing and you have $100T in unfunded entitlements alone.

Maybe it’s a dumb idea, but it might be smart to consider at least some of his points, like that it’s really dumb to borrow from Japan and China to pay for the defense of Japan against China.

smiley on January 21, 2012 at 5:43 PM

The Sheeple begin their voting. Yes, give me a Republican Federal overlord and we will be happy! baaahhhh baaahhhh baaahhh.

livermush on January 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Probably.

Bmore on January 21, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I don’t think the Rain will make a difference really, unless Romney’s supporters continue fleeing to Gingrich. The last poll had Paul at 18% and Romney at 26%. That is 8 points, which I don’t think Paul could overcome. Either way though, a third place finish by Paul which is looking likely is WAY better than he was expected to do in the state. If by some miracle he overcomes Romney and takes second, that would be amazing.

thphilli on January 21, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Not really.I voted today in pouring rain long lines and listing to people saying how they could not wait to vote for Newt an adulterous Freddie Mac Historian.

logman1 on January 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

FIFY

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Well certainly it helps him. Probably will get him 2 or 3%. If he was a real candidate, it would actually be important.

A new theory from Kimberly Strassel, for example, puts forward the idea that he just wants to amass enough delegates to force his foreign policy views on the rest of the party.

Oh come on. I sneer mercilessly at the Spam King, but even I wouldn’t stoop to insinuating he actually wants to get Israel nuked. He just wouldn’t care if it happened.

Ron Paul’s foreign policy views are a natural extension of his absolutist views on other issues. They’re quite scary enough without assigning him ulterior motives.

HitNRun on January 21, 2012 at 5:48 PM

It’s an open primary…there will be enough trouble going to the polls.

KOOLAID2 on January 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

The rain might help Ron Paul some but Comedy Centrals mock campaign may hurt him by drawing off some of the youth vote.

FloatingRock on January 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I don’t think the Rain will make a difference really, unless Romney’s supporters continue fleeing to Gingrich. The last poll had Paul at 18% and Romney at 26%. That is 8 points, which I don’t think Paul could overcome. Either way though, a third place finish by Paul which is looking likely is WAY better than he was expected to do in the state. If by some miracle he overcomes Romney and takes second, that would be amazing.

thphilli on January 21, 2012 at 5:48 PM

What do you think of Paul’s odds of going third party if Gingrich is the GOP nominee? Gingrich had previously said he would not vote for Ron Paul if Paul is the GOP nominee. I guess a lot would depend on how solid Romney’s 25% floor really is and if Romney supporters are rigid Anybody But Newt or not.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I think I read in an old newsletter somewhere that the Jooooos are the ones that make it rain on election day, so I am sure that the Paultards will see this as a sign that they MUSt turn out to spite the New World Order… or something.

Warner Todd Huston on January 21, 2012 at 5:54 PM

If turnout is low it will give more weight to absentee ballots that were mailed prior to the Newt surge.

CommentGuy on January 21, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I voted at 1 p.m. and was surprised to find so few people at the polls, maybe a half dozen. Of course, it was pouring rain. Incidentally, the only lawn signs I saw anywhere were for Santorum.

NNtrancer on January 21, 2012 at 5:56 PM

The Sheeple begin their voting. Yes, give me a Republican Federal overlord and we will be happy! baaahhhh baaahhhh baaahhh.

livermush on January 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Is that some kind of code? If I learn the secret Nor Luap handshake and turn in 3 boxtops from cornflakes not made by the Illuminati, how long do I have to wait for the decoder ring?

Mimzey on January 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Good Morning Hawt Gassy peeps, has the drinking started yet ?
Nooty will win…what say you all :O

burrata on January 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Ah……….

No

not-ur-avragejoe on January 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I was also surprised to find that the ballot contained the names of all the former candidates and even included Gary Johnson. I wonder how many votes the drop outs and Johnson will garner.

NNtrancer on January 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I think Pauls going 3rd party no matter what. Hope I’m wrong.

Mimzey on January 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I was also surprised to find that the ballot contained the names of all the former candidates and even included Gary Johnson. I wonder how many votes the drop outs and Johnson will garner.

NNtrancer on January 21, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Really? That seems odd for some reason..probably just a printing/time thing.

Paper ballots?

Mimzey on January 21, 2012 at 6:04 PM

If turnout is low it will give more weight to absentee ballots that were mailed prior to the Newt surge.

CommentGuy on January 21, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Thats a problem with people voting absentee for convenience..you vote and the next day your choice is found in a closet, wearing swim fins, a Donald Duck beak with a feather duster stuck up his you know..too late!..already voted!

Mimzey on January 21, 2012 at 6:09 PM

So instead of finishing in Last place Paul jumps up to a distant 3rd out of 4? wow

/sarc

jp on January 21, 2012 at 6:13 PM

When it rains, it Pauls.

Horace on January 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

burrata on January 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM

“Good morning?”

Seems like you either started early or are still going from last night.

Horace on January 21, 2012 at 6:17 PM

STOP PAYING UNDUE OBSESSIVE ATTENTION TO RON PAUL!!!!!!!!!!

NOT MATTER HOW MUCH HIS PAULBOTS HARASS YOU!!

He NEEDS to Be IGNORED!!!

williamg on January 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM

yes it helps paul. his supporters don’t have the sense to come out of the rain

rik on January 21, 2012 at 6:19 PM

I don’t think Paul won’t run on a 3rd party ticket. It would ruin any chance Rand Paul had in the future if his father pulled away enough votes to reelect Obama.

jb34461 on January 21, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Democrat precincts reported strong turnouts; other were weaker.

Do I hear 20% for Paul?

NewLiberty on January 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Seems like you either started early or are still going from last night.

Horace on January 21, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I worked all night , upto 11 AM today.
Had a little sleep and here I am @ 3:23 PM because my weekend starts now :P

burrata on January 21, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Will the rain work to Ron Paul’s advantage?

…Well, if the rain is so horrifically heavy that you’d have to be crazy to go out in it to vote – then YES, moRon paul supporters ARE THAT CRAZY.

TeaPartyNation on January 21, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Democrat precincts reported strong turnouts; other were weaker.

Do I hear 20% for Paul?

NewLiberty on January 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Are you saying that democrats voting for Paul in the republican primary, is a good thing?

Rebar on January 21, 2012 at 6:26 PM

livermush on January 21, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Your liver and your thinking would be in better shape if you laid off all those chemicals you must be imbibing.

chemman on January 21, 2012 at 6:26 PM

What do you think of Paul’s odds of going third party if Gingrich is the GOP nominee? Gingrich had previously said he would not vote for Ron Paul if Paul is the GOP nominee. I guess a lot would depend on how solid Romney’s 25% floor really is and if Romney supporters are rigid Anybody But Newt or not.

haner on January 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM

I say that garrantees another 4 years of Obama, which I think at least some of the Paul supporters posting here are actual Obama/DNC operatives trying to cause chaos.

D-fusit on January 21, 2012 at 6:27 PM

When it rains, it Pauls.

Horace on January 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Ding Ding Ding, We have a thread winner!!!

Tim Zank on January 21, 2012 at 6:31 PM

I had thought of posting that common sense would prevail, but then realizd that there isn’t one iota of sense in the comment.

OldEnglish on January 21, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Rain Paul.

Roymunson on January 21, 2012 at 6:34 PM

burrata

3:23 PM? Three hour time difference.

Hmmmm. You must be an illegal alien in California. To you people, noon is usually considered the crack of dawn isn’t it?

MAJOR SARC!

Welcome aboard!

Horace on January 21, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I love it! Revolution PAC is doing their own broadcast tonight and urging a boycott of MSM. This is what I love about America! Reminds me of the 60′s when we started our own newspapers…the free press. And Dr. Paul has all of those young supporters who understand the technology…Paul 2012…love it!

Puma for Life on January 21, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Welcome aboard!

Horace on January 21, 2012 at 6:37 PM

no habla inglais .
mucho trabajo, piquito dinero :(

burrata on January 21, 2012 at 6:45 PM

I say that garrantees another 4 years of Obama, which I think at least some of the Paul supporters posting here are actual Obama/DNC operatives trying to cause chaos.

D-fusit on January 21, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Only some?

Sultanofsham on January 21, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Fortunately, Ron Paul supporters cannot vote multiple times in the primary, like they do on the internet.

ynot4tony2 on January 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Lol. Hope not.

dukecitygirl on January 21, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Rain Paul.

Roymunson on January 21, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Give yourself a gold bowling pin for that one.

JohnGalt23 on January 21, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I say that garrantees another 4 years of Obama, which I think at least some of the Paul supporters posting here are actual Obama/DNC operatives trying to cause chaos.

D-fusit on January 21, 2012 at 6:27 PM

The anti-Paul conspiracy theories are growing pretty thick these days. The truth is that back in ’08 it was a lot of the Romney supporters and other “moderate” [liberal] establishment types that made a point of voting for Obama.

FloatingRock on January 21, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Mimzey on January 21, 2012 at 6:04 PM

No, not a paper ballot. A computer.

NNtrancer on January 21, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Revolution PAC is doing their own broadcast tonight and urging a boycott of MSM.

Puma for Life on January 21, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Ha, shoestring studio and cute little black suits.

Actually I might watch it for the brunette for a little.

Maybe Mitt should have done this.

TXGOP on January 21, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Little Ronpaulstiltskin can shake and do his rain dance,
while sanctimonius Ricky prays just to gain a chance.
And while the mainstream witches stir in some acid tongue of Newt,
our Lord Darth Mittbot calmly looks ahead while he counts his loot.

M240H on January 21, 2012 at 7:04 PM

The rain kept the Ron Paul balloons grounded. So it’s Newt in a landslide!

Nethicus on January 21, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Not quite, most of his supporters melt when they get hit by water.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on January 21, 2012 at 7:15 PM

No. Next question.

Citizen-003528 on January 21, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Ron is trying the dynastic approach…hoping that his son can help in the re-building of a conservative party. If Rand Paul smoothes out some of the rough spots, it could work.

After the debacle of Obama’s re-election and general failure to move the ball forward in 2012, R’s will have at least 4 more years to try to actually get a national theme that will have a chance to work.

r keller on January 21, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Bad Weather hit Black Panthers hardest! Film at 11pm.

Bulletchaser on January 21, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Ron Paul still reminds me of my ex-wife’s crazy uncle. Harmless, but not of this Earth.

Roy Rogers on January 21, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Will the rain work to Ron Paul’s advantage?

Doesn’t look like it.

stefanite on January 21, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Love the picture of the Ferret on this post

Kini on January 21, 2012 at 8:06 PM

This post should be removed since the results are in and Ron Paul came in last.

RonDelDon on January 21, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Who cares about Ron Paul? Mr. 4th Place. He’s a curious cult leader. Nothing more.

minnesoter on January 21, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Maybe. The tin foil hats keep their hair dry.

viking01 on January 21, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Apparently not.

HawaiiLwyr on January 21, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Ron Paul appeals to the youth vote because of his hard stance in standing and relying upon our American Constitution. I agree with him on so many issues with the exception of foreign policy. We need the youth vote. 2012 is about their future. We are slowly withdrawing from the moslem countries which is a good thing.

Someone needs to have the ballz to bring these young folks into the tent of constitutional conservatives.

Mitt Romney is unable to do that. He’s nothing but a plastic substitute for BHO.

ABO and his ABW in 2012.

Key West Reader on January 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Ron Paul appeals to the youth vote because of his hard stance in standing and relying upon our American Constitution.

Key West Reader on January 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Nah. It’s because he wants to legalize drugs.

dukecitygirl on January 21, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Nah. It’s because he wants to legalize drugs.

dukecitygirl on January 21, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Not really. He thinks drug laws are the right of the states, not the federal government, and that the War on Drugs is a farce and a failure.

Dante on January 21, 2012 at 8:58 PM

STOP PAYING UNDUE OBSESSIVE ATTENTION TO RON PAUL!!!!!!!!!!

NOT MATTER HOW MUCH HIS PAULBOTS HARASS YOU!!

He NEEDS to Be IGNORED!!!

williamg on January 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Yes! We must ignore those who stand up for the Constitution and who say no to government!

Dante on January 21, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Lines in Democrat-leaning districts were long because Ron Paul voters were looking for a way to delete the polling booth’s cookies and vote again.

Ronnie on January 21, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Well, looking at the primary results so far, It doesn’t look like the rain has helped Doctor StrangePaul all that much. I seriously doubt the good doctor will go third party, though, as that will deep-six his son’s political career.

Benedict Nelson on January 21, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Nah. It’s because he wants to legalize drugs.

dukecitygirl on January 21, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I respectfully disagree. Ron Paul’s stance on the issues resonate with most voters. He is consistent on all levels and has never changed his position. Rand Paul is now a Senator, so that helps. The war on drugs has done nothing more than imprison Black Americans, White Americans and Hispanic Americans.

The only thing I don’t agree with is Ron Paul’s foreign policy. We must widen the tent to bring these voters in.

Obama has attempted to destroy our youth by enslaving them to government programs, including student loans. That was written into the “health care” bill. Explain that.

Key West Reader on January 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Key West Reader on January 21, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Obama stalking horse.

minnesoter on January 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I’m totally drunk. Yay!!!! Or something…..

MTLassen on January 21, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Guess the Paulbots stayed out of the rain after all…

/.

CaveatEmpty on January 21, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Poor Ron. Polls going into the day said he should have gotten third, and instead he got fourth.

Rick Santorum survives another day and along with a reassessed win (a win is a win however small) in Iowa, can make an easier push in Florida.

Meanwhile, old Ron, he must have gotten stuck in the Horse Latitudes; lost the wind in his sails that all those straw polls prior to the primaries and sycophants claimed he’d be a strong sailor to the nomination.

Don’t worry though, Ron will kick that dead horse for quite a while.

Logus on January 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Yes! We must ignore those who stand up for the Constitution and who say no to government!

Dante on January 21, 2012 at 8:59 PM

We do need to propagate trutherism and other nonsensical government “prison planet” conspiracy theories. Paul is a nut job with a nut job following.

Logboy on January 21, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Paulians didn’t vote because they can’t stand the sound of raindrops on their tin-foil hats.

Crusty on January 21, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Rain drops keep falling on South Carolinian’s heads…. But that doesn’t mean Ron Paul’s got more than 15 percent! Because they’re fee~eee… Free to ignore his stupidity~!

The Nerve on January 21, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Ron Paul’s stance on the issues resonate with most voters.

Key West Reader on January 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM

The evidence supports the opposite conclusion.

Rebar on January 21, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Ron Paul’s stance on the issues resonate with most voters.

Key West Reader on January 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM

It resonates so much in fact he has yet to win any primaries.

*facepalm*

catmman on January 21, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Rain drops keep falling on South Carolinian’s heads…. But that doesn’t mean Ron Paul’s got more than 15 percent! Ron Ron Ron-Ron Ron – Because they’re free~eee… Free to ignore his stupidity~!

Fixed The Nerve on January 21, 2012 at 10:22 PM

The Nerve on January 21, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Well, it’s almost 11 PM…nothings changed!
Nope! The rain didn’t help him!

KOOLAID2 on January 21, 2012 at 10:58 PM

It’s raining it’s pouring old Ron Paul is boring!

Sherman1864 on January 21, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Tina Korbe hardest hit.

portlandon on January 21, 2012 at 11:32 PM

No. lol

kg598301 on January 21, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Tina Korbe hardest hit.

portlandon on January 21, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Right?

Hers is the only Herr Doktor thread of the last few weeks that hasn’t hit triple digits on comments within an hour of posting.

catmman on January 21, 2012 at 11:40 PM

I don’t make fun of that man. Internally, regarding spending, money, states rights, etc….I want his influence on the GOP.
(Sarah Palin is right). It’s his isolationism that scares the bejeebers out of me!

KOOLAID2 on January 21, 2012 at 11:46 PM

I don’t make fun of that man. Internally, regarding spending, money, states rights, etc….I want his influence on the GOP.
(Sarah Palin is right). It’s his isolationism that scares the bejeebers out of me!

KOOLAID2 on January 21, 2012 at 11:46 PM

This is a statement I can go along with. Dr. Paul has too many ideas that I find to be plain wrong for me to support him as president. But I think that in some areas, the GOP or conservatism in general would do well to be influenced by him.

Quantus on January 21, 2012 at 11:58 PM

Will the rain work to Ron Paul’s advantage?

Not if the Ronulans look up and subsequently drown…

Gohawgs on January 22, 2012 at 12:15 AM

I think that Ron was hurt tonight by the rain. With all the rain pattering off the tinfoil thus distracting them, he couldnt get much more than 13% of the vote.

Sultanofsham on January 22, 2012 at 12:29 AM

It appears as though the mad hatters are giving up. Only Dante showed tonight, with a drive-by from Galt.

Logboy on January 22, 2012 at 12:41 AM

Sultanofsham on January 22, 2012 at 12:29 AM

What happened was the rain flooded their tinfoil hats, which lead to them taking them off. The Neocon’s brain hypnotizing machine then quickly got to them and they all voted for Newt Gingrich, just as they warn us about. Wow, who would have thought their message would have been so accurate, eh?

The Nerve on January 22, 2012 at 12:50 AM

I think Ron Paul needs to stop thinking like an underdog and start thinking like a president. He should develop his message and find new ways to sell it to fence sitters with reservations. He needs to convince people that he’s not a pacifist or isolationist and that in spite of opposition to proxy wars and nation building, our enemies should still fear President Ron Paul.

A poll linked in the Headlines today indicate that half of America is ready to withdraw our troops from Europe. That would certainly save us a lot of money and help us stop the generational theft. If Ron Paul develops and releases a plan offering a phased approach that would still leave some troops strategically placed in Europe and elsewhere at the end of his first term, people may be more comfortable with some specifics to examine and a moderate approach. Perhaps Paul would rather not take a phased approach but he should remember that unless he’s president probably nothing much will change. If he begins to flesh in the details of what he would do, consistent with his ideology but mainstreamed somewhat, he may have a shot.

FloatingRock on January 22, 2012 at 12:59 AM

Will the rain work to Ron Paul’s advantage?
posted at 5:35 pm on January 21, 2012 by Tina Korbe

No

ZGMF_Freedom on January 22, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Dispirited Ron Paul supporters should take heart from the fact that the race has just started and it’s divided and the front runners are so very flawed and vulnerable.

FloatingRock on January 22, 2012 at 2:10 AM

Paul won’t be in a position to “force” any position on the party. You need a majority of delegates to do that, and he won’t have them.

The idea his fringe ideas would be adopted by our nominee’s majority to appease him is simply naive.

Adjoran on January 22, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Ron Paul is your weird, pedo-bear uncle.

MTLassen on January 22, 2012 at 2:21 AM

Dispirited Ron Paul supporters should take heart from the fact that the race has just started and it’s divided and the front runners are so very flawed and vulnerable.

FloatingRock on January 22, 2012 at 2:10 AM

That, or they could pull their heads out of their a$$es and join reality.

SWalker on January 22, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Ron Paul is your weird, pedo-bear uncle.

MTLassen on January 22, 2012 at 2:21 AM

I’m not sure but it seems to me that such slander against one of the candidates should be a banning offense.

FloatingRock on January 22, 2012 at 2:30 AM

That, or they could pull their heads out of their a$$es and join reality.

SWalker on January 22, 2012 at 2:26 AM

If you only realized how ridiculous that sounds. Romney and Newt aren’t even authentic candidates, they are both pretending to be something they’re not in order to pander for your votes. Their performances in the debate are only a small consideration in gauging the measure of a man running for POTUS. Frankly Rick Perry is a better candidate than either one of them, at least he’s semi-authentic and doesn’t have a government answer for everybody’s problems. I don’t even like Perry, he’s too much like Bush and I’m one of the ‘heartless’ people, but he is actually one of the most successful governors in the state, unlike Romney or Newt, and for a long time now and during an economic downturn to boot.

It is Newt and Romney supporters, some of them anyway, that need to rejoin reality.

FloatingRock on January 22, 2012 at 2:41 AM

I’m not sure but it seems to me that such slander against one of the candidates should be a banning offense.

FloatingRock on January 22, 2012 at 2:30 AM

That’s right, junior. The ban-hammer is the way you libertarians work, isn’t it? Freedom, Constitutionalism, and all that. You are a joke….

MTLassen on January 22, 2012 at 2:50 AM

…governors in the state country.

FIFM

FloatingRock on January 22, 2012 at 2:50 AM

That’s right, junior. The ban-hammer is the way you libertarians work, isn’t it? Freedom, Constitutionalism, and all that. You are a joke….

MTLassen on January 22, 2012 at 2:50 AM

I’m not a libertarian but slander is slander and if I accused Romney or Newt of being a pedophile then I would expect to get banned, that’s why I never do that sort of thing.

FloatingRock on January 22, 2012 at 2:52 AM

That’s right, junior.

MTLassen on January 22, 2012 at 2:50 AM

Since you bring up age, I’m 41, how old are you?

FloatingRock on January 22, 2012 at 2:53 AM

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