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Kamekazi Seagull

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First NH GOP Primary Poll Results Are In
« on: January 07, 2011, 01:07:15 pm »

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Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney holds a commanding lead in New Hampshire in the early stages of the race for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination, according to a new survey commissioned by NH Journal and conducted by Magellan Strategies. The survey is the first statewide survey of Granite State Republicans and Republican-leaning independents in 2011.

Romney leads former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin by 23 points, with Romney earning 39% and Palin earning 16%. Mike Huckabee (10%), Newt Gingrich (8%), Texas Congressman Ron Paul (7%), former MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty (4%), Rick Santorum (3%) and MS Gov. Haley Barbour (1%) all trail significantly behind. Romney finished second to Sen. john McCain in the 2008 New Hampshire Republican Presidential primary.
http://nhjournal.com/2011/01/06/romney-flexes-muscle-in-first-nh-primary-poll-while-palin-and-others-lag-behind/
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Re: First New Hampshire GOP Primary Poll Results Are In
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 06:59:30 pm »

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Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney holds a commanding lead in New Hampshire in the early stages of the race for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination, according to a new survey commissioned by NH Journal and conducted by Magellan Strategies. The survey is the first statewide survey of Granite State Republicans and Republican-leaning independents in 2011.

Romney leads former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin by 23 points, with Romney earning 39% and Palin earning 16%. Mike Huckabee (10%), Newt Gingrich (8%), Texas Congressman Ron Paul (7%), former MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty (4%), Rick Santorum (3%) and MS Gov. Haley Barbour (1%) all trail significantly behind. Romney finished second to Sen. john McCain in the 2008 New Hampshire Republican Presidential primary.
http://nhjournal.com/2011/01/06/romney-flexes-muscle-in-first-nh-primary-poll-while-palin-and-others-lag-behind/

Romney leads the next nearest by 23 pts?  That is so sad, out of those choices he is probably the least freedom minded of all those candidates.  If we don't get a new strong candidate to go up against Obama that isn't almost as bad as he is...
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Re: First New Hampshire GOP Primary Poll Results Are In
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 07:26:48 pm »

Say what?  I'm not for Romney by any stretch, but he most assuredloy is NOT the least freedom-oriented of the candidates...and this is the issue I keep raising again (and again and again and again...).  People like Palin and Huckabee and T-Paw are wholly aligned with (or owned by) the theocratic right.

And Granite Staters are NOT interested in the Theocratic Right.

And the Theocratic Right ARE STATISTS.
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Re: First New Hampshire GOP Primary Poll Results Are In
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 08:41:12 pm »

Say what?  I'm not for Romney by any stretch, but he most assuredloy is NOT the least freedom-oriented of the candidates...and this is the issue I keep raising again (and again and again and again...).  People like Palin and Huckabee and T-Paw are wholly aligned with (or owned by) the theocratic right.

And Granite Staters are NOT interested in the Theocratic Right.

And the Theocratic Right ARE STATISTS.

Relatively speaking they are for less government than Romney.  Romney care has made MA one of the most expensive places to get health insurance in the Nation.  I would argue while conservatives aren't perfect by any measure they are generally more freedom oriented then liberals (in spite of the root of the word).  I'll point to the chart I made http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=18899.msg224946#msg224946 and for more concrete proof I'll point to a study Jason Sorens did that has a nice little graph on page 23 showing a general decrease in freedom as percentage of democrats goes up: http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/publication/Freedom_in_the_50_States.pdf
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Re: First New Hampshire GOP Primary Poll Results Are In
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 08:53:03 pm »

I think someone outside of those proposed will have a better chance.
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creaganlios

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Re: First New Hampshire GOP Primary Poll Results Are In
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 10:14:55 pm »

Relatively speaking they are for less government than Romney.  Romney care has made MA one of the most expensive places to get health insurance in the Nation.  I would argue while conservatives aren't perfect by any measure they are generally more freedom oriented then liberals (in spite of the root of the word).  I'll point to the chart I made http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=18899.msg224946#msg224946 and for more concrete proof I'll point to a study Jason Sorens did that has a nice little graph on page 23 showing a general decrease in freedom as percentage of democrats goes up: http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/publication/Freedom_in_the_50_States.pdf

It all depends on what's important to you...civil liberties are more important to me than ivory tower discussions about what is or is not interstate comerce....and, unlike conservatives who *ASSUME* that government coercion is bad but Private Corporate coercion is OK (because its private), some of us see the use of power and coercion against individuals to be wrong regardless of the source, because the result is the same.  Then, we attempt to curtail corporte power, conservatives accyuse us of being anti-liberty and score us lower....

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Re: First New Hampshire GOP Primary Poll Results Are In
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 07:02:04 pm »

Say what?  I'm not for Romney by any stretch, but he most assuredloy is NOT the least freedom-oriented of the candidates...and this is the issue I keep raising again (and again and again and again...).  People like Palin and Huckabee and T-Paw are wholly aligned with (or owned by) the theocratic right.

And Granite Staters are NOT interested in the Theocratic Right.

And the Theocratic Right ARE STATISTS.


I'm relatively familiar with Romney's record from researching him in 2008. I've also lived in Minnesota so I am familiar with Pawlenty. I don't see any area where Romney is more "freedom oriented" then Pawlenty. TP isn't great for a lot of reasons: in MN he signed a seat belt law, restaurant/bar smoking ban, said he would veto civil unions and medical marijuana. I wouldn't see Romney with much different views on any of those issues. He is against medical marijuana.  However, TP was a pretty good fiscal conservative... and he enthusiastically signed a shall issue handgun carry bill... twice. TP is a like Romney, but with better fiscal credentials and being pro-gun instead of anti-gun like Romney is. I think Romney is a horrible choice(only Huckabee is clearly much worse) and Pawlenty isn't a good one, but he is better than all of the other "mainstream" choices.

I support Gary Johnson, but I vehemently oppose Romney(and Huckabee)...Tim Pawlenty I am more neutral towards... we could do a lot worse than him IMO.
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Re: First New Hampshire GOP Primary Poll Results Are In
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2011, 06:07:57 pm »

This is disturbing, indeed. Here's a cut & paste from the Facebook page Mitt Romney is a Big Government RINO: http://www.facebook.com/RomneyTheRINO

Laying the groundwork for and supporting the principles of ObamaCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=9IJsiBHYTFg

Supporting gun control: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgZ6AuHnmk0

Supporting more gun control: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzYTdM9b5F4

Supporting Government-Run Healthcare: http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/06/mitt-romney-health-care-gop-opinions-columnists-peter-robinson.html

Raising taxes: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/02/politics/main3445281.shtml

Flip-flopping: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PURfrORhWPc

Flip-flopping again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43TVmSoaQ7c

Being an all-around liberal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9IJUkYUbvI

Being a warmonger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0U9k7Jj_40

Being creepy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDwwAaVmnf4

Denying needed medicine to patients: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY6UTnS6Z-A

Intérêts :Hunting - but not big game hunting: rabbit and rodent hunting; rabbits and varmints if you will. I've done this "all my life" but only on three occasions, but more than that. Well, it's complicated so stop trying to confuse the issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nM2CohUGDsCitations favorites :"I support the Second Amendment, but I also support the assault weapon ban, that’s why I signed a bill of that nature." -- Mitt Romney, May 25, 2008 -- FoxNews 

If this is the best that the repugnicans can come up with, they deserve to lose.
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