I hope Perry keeps calling Social Security a “ponzi scheme,” and I hope Romney keeps flip flopping. I think some potential voters are beginning to see that the GOP field of presidential candidates is a hot mess. IMO, they are NOT listening to the majority of Americans but to the tea partiers, and the MSM seems more than willing to assist them in this effort.
The numbers for Obama are great. But what really amazes me are the numbers on global warming and evolution. We might not be a lost cause as a nation after all.
Seriously? You’re surprised? It wasn’t that long ago that the number of people who believed in evolution couldn’t top 40%. Like last year. So this is a huge improvement.
Bah! I like the results, but not it being public. Perry cuts into Romney when folks believe Perry has just as good or better shot at beating President Obama.
Of course this is at large polling, and Perry has to worry about GOP primary voters. I think Perry might be fatally injured politically though – both with the ponzi quote and the mandated HPV vaccine for 13 yr olds. We’re about to see if he can take a punch or has a glass jaw. One thing about bullies like Perry, they never learn to take a punch. Will he come out swinging or tuck tail and run back to Texas?
What is interesting is Jennifer Rubin is back pitching the possibility of Chris Christie or Jeb Bush jumping in again. It looks like the bloom is off the Perry rose already. And for a lot of Republicans it’s still “Anybody but Romney” but the rest of the field is an unelectable freakshow. So now she’s saying “Romney, Perry or somebody else” and claiming that Christie or Jeb Bush could still get in and raise a ton of money over night to be competitive.
So funny how this has happened with every R candidate. Republicans got nothing but hate and bigotry.
New candidates can still join the field – until mid November I believe. Before this wasn’t likely given the huge fundraising disadvantage they’d face (they’ll be two full quarters behind), however with the Citizens United ruling giving candidates the ability to raise via SuperPACS and third party interest groups like Rove and COC, and Fox News ready to pimp it’s not nearly as impossible to overcome. It would just take somebody with established name value now – Jeb Bush and Chris Christie are probably the only two, Giuliani as well I guess.
Because they/ the Republicans got the wrong Idea, and It’s not right, neither Is It Natural to hate, or be mean and evil to other Human Beings
If I were a political adviser, I wouldn’t advise Chrisite or Jeb Bush to enter the race. The news of Christie’s private meeting with the Koch Bros is still very much in the news in NJ, with a possible negative backlash in the making for Christie. Jeb Bush? Well, with most Americans still blaming big brother for our economic woes, I think were he to enter the race, it might throw even more light on how much of a disaster GWB’s presidency was for our nation. But, I must say that with republicans, there’s no telling what their next move might be. That Rubin is trying to throw more names into the pool of GOP candidates indicates to me that the Republican Party power brokers are not as satisfied with the existing slate of candidates as the tea partiers.
I think Jeb is a real contender in 2016, but he could be looking at a couple things that could change his mind – Hillary Clinton passing on 2004, thinking she had a clear shot in 2008 and George W. getting a rousing ovation at the Jets game on 9/11.
At this point I think he has to be thinking – I get in now and I’m the nominee. Than against President Obama and this economy I’m at worst a coin flip. Four years will have a stronger primary field, probably a stronger economy and will not be running against an incumbents record so it will be more ideas vs ideas.
Hope Perry keeps advancing over Romney in the race. I need him out of the Governor’s mansion in Texas. But hey, if Romney ends up as the nominee, it’s all good. Dude would flip flop his way all over the map.
Will Perry resign the Governorship if he wins the GOP primary nomination? How is his run being viewed in Texas given he could be busy with the Presidential race for the next 14 months. If he is the nominee and didn’t resign, could that be used against him – both showing that he isn’t confident enough, and how he’d be half-assing it as Governor.
Still gobsmacked that 37% of folks do NOT believe in evolution….. as if it was a “choice”… absolutely staggering.
I always find it a bit annoying when somebody frames a question as “do you believe” in global warming, or in the theory of evolution. This is science we are talking about. Science is the opposite of belief. Science never asks people to accept anything on faith or as a matter of belief.
If they asked the question, do you accept, or better yet, do you understand, the theory of man-made global warming, or the theory of evolution, that would make a bit more sense. But I would prefer if they just asked people whether they agree that questions like whether global warming occurs or whether evolution occurs are questions of science that must be determined by a process of scientific experiment. We can’t decide these issues by polls or by debate. We can’t allow that everyone’s point of view on these issues is equally valid. All we need to understand is that these are matters of science.
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